5 Essential Tools for an Empath

Are you sensitive? Do you feel too much? Do you know how other people feel before they do? Do you try to make everyone happy so you don't feel their pain?

Do you feel shut down? Numb?

Do you struggle to block others or shield yourself? Do you find it exhausting to try?

You may be an Empath. An Empath feels things beyond empathy. We can empathize with someone going through a hard time. An Empath will feel everything they are going through.

There is more than one type of Empath.

One will feel physical pain in their own body if you hurt yourself or fall down.​  Another kind of Empath will sense how another feels even if they are pretending to be okay. This sensing is more than sensing, it is carried in the Empath's body and becomes part of their life experience. Distance can assist one from not feeling so much, yet if there is a deep emotional connection, the Empath will feel what is going on with another no matter how many miles separate them. . . 

When hiding, isolating, blocking, shielding, crying, being angry, and resisting no longer works . . .

Saturday, November 19th

1 - 4pm

At The Divine Fellowship

513 Barth Ave. Richland, WA 

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No one will be turned away for lack of funds - this is THAT important!

Another type of Empath may not even be aware they are "picking up" the emotional or physical energy from another. They will just realize days later that the last time the felt good was before they talked to that one person.

Do any (or all) of these sound familiar? Then you could really use some tools to help you life your life as an Empath!!!

Please join us as Janice Lynch offers tools and guidance in this upcoming worth-shop.

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Ghosts 101

​Friday, October 28th at 6pm at The Divine Fellowship           513 Barth, Richland, WA

Are there such things as ghosts? Where do they come from? What can they do? How do I know if there is one near me? What do I do? Is a ghost different then a loved one that's crossed over? How come some people can see them and others can't?

So many questions. . . .

It's Halloween!   Are you creeped out?

I've got answers for you. Let me help you understand the spiritual realms so you can navigate in your world safely and without fear. Being spooked out a bit is kinda fun on Halloween, yet living in fear of ghosts can haunt a person all year long. Get get armed with information that not only helps you understand what you might be experiencing but teaches you how to deal with it.​

If time permits, and your nerves can stand it, we may share some real live ghost stories!​

Friday

October 28th

FREE

The Divine Fellowship    513 Barth Ave.​              Richland, WA

5 Things A Psychic Cannot Do

There are some things a psychic just cannot do.  Sometimes our fear about their abilities keeps us from utilizing their talents.

Not necessicarily in order of importance:

1.    We cannot read your mind or "see" your secrets.  

It's true we can get on the same wavelength and "know" words that have significance to a client or we can tune in and connect with you regarding something that is on your heart.  Most Psychics also have very keen observations skills, so they "perceive" where you are and what you might be feeling.  

That fear of someone knowing your thoughts or reading your mind makes people tense up and throw up shields and blocks that hinder the actual reading.  Yes, a great reader can tune in to what Spirit (Divine Source) would have you know and offer keen insights for you.  It's just really hard work.  Relax.  It really helps the process.  

If you have secrets, we won't pick them up unless YOU are ready to deal with them.  If a psychic picks up on something you've got hidden away, it's because your soul is ready to clear that old stuff.  Relax. Trust the process.

2.  A psychic cannot tell the future.

What?!  Then what good are they and what's all the hype about this?!?  

Here's the deal.  The future is fluid.  If a psychic "sees" an outcome, that's based upon things staying as they are - without change.  Should you change your mind, change your heart, change your actions . . . the future changes.  The good news is, if you don't like what might be offered as a result, then you have the opportunity to make some changes.  Utilize your psychic's abilities to your benefit by asking HOW you could change yourself and what actions might lead to a different result.

3.  A psychic cannot tell you what to do.

The future, your future - your life - is your own.  No one can tell you what to do.  Any classes I teach, I highly and strongly suggest the use of terms like; You might want to consider . . . I would be helpful for you to . . . If it were me I might . . . or One thing that might be helpful would be . . . 

These comments keep the psychic humble and aware of each person's personal power of choice.  Saying, "You need to do this or that." Or, "You should do this other thing" takes a person's personal power away.  Who likes to be told what to do?  Not me!  Telling someone else what they should do diminishes their ability to listen to their own heart.  That's the real source of power - the heart.  When you know in your heart to do a thing, it gets done.  When we follow because someone said to do so, our actions are not empowered and probably won't work anyway.

Whatever a psychic tells you - check in with your own heart-space.  Does it ring true for you?  Then you might want to follow that suggestion.  If it doesn't feel right, then ask yourself more questions.  Does it just seem unfamiliar?  It might be something you never would have thought of so it seems foreign.  That doesn't mean it's wrong or wrong for you.  Sit with it.  Let your heart ponder on it.  If is begins to resonate with you, then consider it.  Trust your heart.

4.  A psychic cannot fix you, your relationship, your work situation, or your life.

A really good psychic can offer you insights to see what's not working in these areas so you can consider new actions.  Armed with information like:  What my partner needs from me right now; and what lesson this job is bringing to me to learn; what life lesson is being activated at this time, allows you insights for clarity.  

Often people utilize a psychic reading because they get all bunched up about what's going on and they can't see the forest for the trees.  A psychic can show you, "This is an elm.  Here's what it needs to grow and be healthy."  "This is a butterfly bush.  Here's what it prefers."  "At work, your lesson seems to be to learn all you can and be ready to move on."  "Your relationship hasn't had sufficient fun recently.  What can you do for fun to bring joyfulness back into the mix?"  

The insights may be simple yet powerful and just what you really needed to hear to help clear your thinking and put you back on track.  Again, YOU do the fixing.  Your change in attitude, awareness and actions bring about change in your world.  Utilize the powerful insights offered to discover a new way for yourself.  That's where the real "fix-it" comes from.

5.  A psychic cannot have power over you.

A psychic may be creepy accurate in their insights and spooky profound in their guidance, but they cannot have power over you.

You are buying a service and that's the line in the sand.  If a psychic tells you that you have to come back for more readings . . . RUN!!!  This person utilizes fear to pad their bank account and they do not have your highest and best good at the heart of their readings.

YOU have the power in your own life.  Yes, sometimes we feel powerless when we get overwhelmed and stuck.  A really good psychic is here to help you get unstuck by showing you the situation clearly and offering insight and options.  That empowers you in your own life - not takes you power.  

Just because you may feel a bit creeped out because of their keen insights when you haven't told them your life story doesn't mean they have power over you.  You may fall victim to the power of suggestion if your trust someone whose only interest is their pocket book.

Generally speaking, the vast majority of psychic's I know are genuinely kindhearted and desiring to be of service.  Again, trust your own heart in this matter.  If it doesn't feel right, sit with it.  Is it just unfamiliar or just flat-out not right for you.  Knowing that you are in power here assures that you are in power here.

Bottom line:  a really good psychic offers amazing insights to assist you in getting clarity, shifting your thinking, and moving forward,  Relax and trust the process and trust your own heart to guide you into truth.

Bless The Potential

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Last year, we had 7 trees removed that bordered our property and the new construction behind our house.  It was sad to see trees go, but since they were Russian Olive trees (pretty but vicious with spikes!) we released them with a blessing.

For these many months, it's been pretty bare out in the back.  We see lots of sky, so that's been great.  We've had more exposure to winds without those trees.  The latest change has been the addition of a grey block wall (not pretty) behind the house.  We appreciate this wall as it provides us with a solid boundary in our world and a neat backdrop for plantings.

Except we didn't have many plantings.  We didn't plant anything in the spring because we were unsure as to what the boundary between the properties would look like.  With this new wall​, we now know and can proceed.

As a result, we bought two Pink Flowing Plumb trees, two tree variety Rose of Sharon, one shrub Rose of Sharon, and a Smoke Bush.​  Perfect timing to get them in the ground after hot weather and before cold weather.

These are pretty small little plants compared to the giant 30 year old trees that were removed.  Phil has been diligently watering them so they can get their root systems growing and get a great start for next spring.

The future of these plants require care NOW.

The future of your abundance requires your care NOW!

The future of your happiness requires care NOW!​

We think we will wait until we retire, or we finish school, or we finish that project . . . and the care our soul requires gets neglected.

We plant the trees in the fall, knowing they will face the hardship of winter.  Winter happens.  Yet, this timing also gives the plant time to settle in without having to produce leaves or growth on the outside.  The growth is happening beneath the ground and within the plant.

So, too, when we begin to grow spiritually, the growth happens within.  Others may not see it, but it's there.  Hardship may come before we are fully developed, yet we are creating roots and systems for our own support behind the scenes.

That support may include:  a deeper sense of inner knowing; a brighter sense of hope; a clearer sense of purpose; friends that are supportive and caring.​  These may remain unseen to an outsider's perspective.

And yet, when the time is right to really grow and stretch out our awareness and be seen, the inner structure provides a powerful base for this growth.  

How do we create this inner support for ourselves?  Just like these little trees require watering daily, water the soul daily with positive words from others further along the path (read a book) and positive words from our own selves.  It's easy to find fault with ourselves, yet, spiritual growth requires the caring attention to positive self-talk.  

Find time to sit quietly (okay, so sometimes that's a miracle) and ask what Spirit (Divine Source, God, Higher Power - whatever) wants you to know.  As you quietly reflect, things will be brought to mind, or the phone will ring with a friend who just happens to share some information that blesses you.  Or within a few minutes you have a flash of insight.  The more often time is taken to do this, the more quickly the messages and responses can come. . . that's inner growth!

Creating hope requires feeding ourselves hope on a regular basis.  Feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated cancel out our hope.  Hope is a positive anticipation.  A looking forward to something better.  A knowing that each day is a new day and each moment is a new moment to feel brighter and to be brighter.  (Forget perfect.  We cannot get there from here.  Let that go.  Stick with "brighter" and release perfection.)​  (Likewise, forget expectations - how we think it SHOULD be.  That's judgment and will snuff out hope in a heartbeat.)  Hope - knowing a brighter time is coming.  Even in the dead of winter, there is hope of spring.  Feed that hope with pictures of sunshine and blue skies.  Feed your hope with pictures of brighter days ahead.  (Literally and figuratively.  If you can find pictures of what epitomizes your hopes and dreams, post them where you can see them!  

Feed that HOPE!!  The tender roots of your spiritual growth require it!

Find friends who hold common interests and support your spiritual growth.  Family doesn't always fit this bill.  That's okay.  We can love them anyway and find mutually supportive relationships beyond blood kinships.  Seek and ye shall find.  They are out there!  If you are nourishing and blessing yourself spiritually, you will be drawn to others on that same path.

Find a renewed sense of purpose.  Whatever we do, when we express the inner spiritual journey into our actions - that's purpose.  Grocery shopping provides an opportunity to smile and be kind in a world of tired folks just struggling to get through the day.  Doing laundry blesses our family.  Typing that letter the boss wants puts food on our table and provides a quality service.  Doing even the simple things in life with a greater purpose of spiritual awareness yields great spiritual growth and blessings.​

Whether you are in the springtime of spiritual growth or flowing into winter spiritually, nourish and bless yourself spiritually NOW!​  You are worth it.  The growth happens even if you don't see it happening.  You will look back and know that this is the time you grew.  

I Bless you.  Bless and be blessed!

Powering UP

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I recently asked if anyone had a request for this blog section.  Here is one response:  How about "powering up" our energies so that when issues arise we don't automatically engage the 'disconnect' switch on our emotions.  Help us understand that engaging the 'connect/disconnect' switch can be a conscious choice informed by what we know to be right and good!

Well, there is a lot to this request and I believe there is more than one question being asked here.

First of all, let's chat a bit about "Powering Up"

When we utilize our intent and awareness, we intensify our abilities and "Power Up" to receive more insights, awarenesses, and guidance.  This powering up involves utilizing the power of our intent.

Meaning:  Have you ever been blind-sided by an intuitive flash?  Sensing so strongly that you are kinda overwhelmed?  This happens when we continually disconnect from our intuition and live with it shut down.  Then occasionally, when we are distracted by life, our intuition activates intensely and we feel overloaded.  

This happens because it is unnatural for us to shut off our intuition.  Our inner being wants to be united with energy (Divine Energy/Universal Energy/Spiritual Energy) and utilize its strength.  When we live shut down, the inner being wants to reconnect our intuition with Divine Source, so attempts to reboot us with a strong and powerful kick.  That kick may be uncomfortable!  

The key to this experience is to STAY TUNED in.​  Yet, we shut down because the connection is so powerful and we don't understand it, so we feel it is not okay. (Or because others don't understand it and convince us that our intuition is not okay.)

I continuously teach classes about learning to utilize our intuitive power/ability in a safe and comfortable way.  By learning to connect safely, one can stay tuned in without distress or discomfort.  If you cannot attend classes with me or someone else with whom you feel safe , then try this:  Think of someone you know and have positive feelings about.  Ask to receive a word for them.  This does not require you to deliver this word, merely receive.  Be still and see what comes through.  Perhaps the word might seem silly or odd.  Just thank Divine Source for giving this to you and let it go.  The next time you speak with this person, see if the word comes up.  This word is between your inner being and Divine Source.  However, if you feel it's appropriate, you can tell the person with whom you are speaking that you were thinking of them the other day and this same word came to mind.  They don't need to know why it came into your mind or how - until you might become comfortable sharing that information.  This word might be a validation that might bless them.

This Divine Connection and interaction utilizing your intuition is natural, normal and important for one's spiritual balance.  

Some people make a big deal out of lighting a candle and saying a prayer - which is a really great practice!  At the same time, using your intuition is really natural and doesn't require lengthy preparation​.  Maybe the preparation helps you feel prepared to receive.  Then by all means, please prepare!  At the same time, please know that you intuition normally and naturally connects to Divine Source and not the negative stuff.  

However, if you are in a state of worry or fear, this requires one to prepare one's self and remove self from the unnatural state of being of worry, anger, and fear.  (And their cousins - bitterness, despair, resentment, and the like.)  These emotions are normal, yet unnatural to the state of being connected to Divine Source and powered up in one's intuitive state.

We don't disconnect from our emotions as LOVE fuels the intuition process.  We do want to disconnect from denser emotions in order to power up.  ​

Now phase two of this discussion is having the connection as a conscious choice:

The optimum conscious choice for me is to stay powered up all the time.  I choose not to disconnect as that has become an unnatural state of being for me.  At the same time, I honor and pay attention to the intuitive information coming at me, so I no longer have those startling, overwhelming, unexpected flashes of insight.  It's is natural steady stream of awareness that feels really good!

Yet, as an empath, I still feel what others are feeling and I do require a safe level of connection - safe level of dis-connecting to other people - while remaining connected to Divine Source.  ​Other people can send out tremendous amounts of emotional energy that impinges upon our intuitive insights if we get caught up in the energetic maelstrom.

So, the second aspect of this is staying tuned in and powered up to our intuition and Divine Source without being overloaded by other people.  How do we do that?

My response to this may seem a bit odd... I strongly suggest that one might want to create a reservior of energy. This stash of energy provides us a cushion to sustain and support us.  Once can create a pool of energy through lots of different activities.  Writing, drawing, painting, singing, playing a musical instrument, walking the dog, dancing, observing the flow of water in a stream, visualizing flowing water in a stream . . .to name a few.

Without a cushion of energy, other people's stuff feels too intense.  With a cushion of energy, other people's energy sits in a place of observable without becoming emotionally challenging to us.  Yes, we still care that others are hurting or upset.  Yet, we can allow them to be where they are.  We can observe and respond with active caring without feeling overwhelmed or pressured.  We can hear what others have to say without feeling the need to be defensive or angry.  We can tune in and see if it resonates with us or triggers an old wound that has come to the surface to heal.  Dealing with each situation with loving intent brings great healing to our hearts and our past. . . IF we have the energetic reserves to allow ourselves the process.

What I'm saying here is this:  Shutting down intuitively blocks our awareness of the flow and connection to Divine Source.  Shutting down emotionally blocks our awareness of the flow and connection to Divine Source.  Tremendous POWER awaits our intent.  Powering UP, allows us to move through life's challenges with grace and strength not available to us when we are shut down.  We shut down when we don't understand this intuitive power.  It all becomes a vicious cycle.  

We stop the vicious cycle of blocked awareness when we:

1.  Allow ourselves the time and opportunity to generate an energetic reservoir of energy through creativity and interaction with nature.

2.  Actively tune in to Divine Source - beginning with asking for insights for another with whom we hold a positive awareness.

3.  Trust the flow of insights and impressions. 

4.  Stay powered up and connected as we observe and respond to life with Divine Strength and Grace gifted to us through our intuition.

5. Avoid shutting down emotionally by activating LOVE and AWARENESS.​

This is not to say this is easy.  Simple, but not easy.  Be gentle with yourself and allow yourself the time and attention necessary to ease into this awareness and powered up state of being.  Once tuned in, this natural state of being will support and guide you in all things. 

(Note:  Check your boundaries at this point.  If someone upsets you, then look to see what the set-up wants you to look at.  What is being set up to observe?  If we are upset because that person spoke before we had our coffee, we might want to look at our addiction to coffee rather than being upset at the other person for wishing to engage with us.  If we become angry because someone didn't do what we wanted them to do or how we expected them to react, then we get to look at our expectations.  If we feel like we were thrown under the bus to a supervisor at work about a confidence we shared, we get to look at who we can and cannot trust.  Our boundaries may be unsustainable in their current form.  The "upset" we experience may be our inner being "Setting Us Up" know it's time to shift and become aware in a new light, a new perspective.  Being "Powered UP" brings us UP!  Higher energy.  The denser things come into sharp focus for us to review and shift.)

So, let's review "Powering UP"​ . . . the power is there.  It is natural and free flowing, bringing us insights, courage, strength, and guidance.  As necessary, we utilize the processes of lighting a candle or meditation to release us from lower vibrations that block our awareness of Divine Connection.  We create and allow ourselves access to energetic reservoirs - cushions of energy - to assist us when dealing with others.  We energetically open our awareness on behalf of another with whom we share positive energy and safely power up our intuition and energy fields. Energy flows naturally and safely to bless us and others.  "Powering UP" flows directly from Divine Source and you have a right to receive it and allow it to strengthen and uplift you.

"Powering UP" becomes the new normal!

Divine Timing/Saved My Bacon!

As an addendum to my previous post regarding Divine Timing . . . 

I was scheduled to do a business clearing due to some "spooky" stuff happening there.  We were all set to arrive at a particular time.  I got a call from the employee confirming the day and time.  I had a funny feeling that this is not a good time to do this and rescheduled for the following week.

Later that evening, I got a call from the employee who said the delay "saved my bacon!"

Apparently, his employer had been under review and there had been surveillance cameras throughout the building.  If we had proceeded with the plan, this would have looked really bad for this employee and his boss.

As it was, the boss was exonerated from all ​questions and my friend retained his job.

It's really good to listen to those small little "not okay" feelings we get.  It pays of big time!  I might have in the past felt like I should have done the deed anyway because, well, I said I would.  Time and difficult experiences showed me it's best to listen.

Listening doesn't always mean using your ears.  Spirit (Divine Source) speaks to us through our body . . . we might get a heavy feeling or a "not okay" feeling, or we might feel apprehensive about something.  This is a sign that something is off.  It may not be you that's off.  It might be something about the circumstances that are unseen as yet.  

It becomes a challenge to stop and listen and then trust.  How many times do we say, "I knew better."  "I didn't feel right about that."  It's okay to postpone or back out of something because it just doesn't feel right.  The key is to be real about it.  Don't just let someone down by not showing up.  ​

Learning to trust those inner urgings takes time.  Allow yourself the opportunity to move in that direction.  Beating one's self up about what we "should have done" wastes precious spiritual energy that can be used to manifest your heart's desires.​  Use your energy for that which serves your highest and best good.

Like our Kindergarten teachers would say, "Be a good listener!"​

Word Up Widget Class – Saturday, September

The Word-Up Widget came from an inspiration years ago.  40 words were "given" to me as words that could reveal insight and understanding.  My dear friend Odette Grassi created artwork for each of these words.  I wrote an introduction and instruction page and my friend Tracy Seegrist produced the final product.  

 Sometimes we just don't know what to ask or how to approach getting the answers we seek.  That's where the little Word-Up Widget comes in.  For use with any Tarot or Oracle deck, his little tool yields BIG results.

Join me, Saturday, September 10th from 1:00 - 3:00​ at The Divine Fellowship, 513 Barth, Richland, WA for a Word-Up Widget class.  If you already have your Widget, class is only $20.  If you need a Widget, class and the Widget is $40.  Only a few Widgets left!

I have heard comments like, "Unbelievable!"  and, "Powerful reading with this little Widget."  "This is faster and easier than using a layout."​  Hope to see you Saturday!

An Immutable Spiritual Law

I had an opportunity to clear out a business that appeared to have a "spiritual visitor" - it was haunted.  People were seeing things and experiencing things that were not of this world and they were really getting creeped out.

When the time came, it just didn't feel right, so we postponed the clearing/blessing.

Good thing!  There had been surveillance going on in the building regarding another matter and our being on-site would have really been a problem.​

I mentioned this to a friend and he said, "Why doesn't God just handle it?"

Great question!

Why not indeed.

My come from was we live, we die, we wait until the judgment day and then we arise to whatever we've earned in this lifetime.  No room for ghosts there!  So, the first time I saw a ghost, I was beyond surprised.  I chocked it up to a really long day and my imagination.

The next time I saw a ghost, (a disembodied spirit) I was startled, but opening up to the possibility of their existence.  I asked God to deal with it and it was gone.  Whew!

Well, I got to thinking.  How could these things exist?  I'd heard about unfinished business, or trauma at passing.  I learned how to send them packing because I certainly didn't want them hanging around me!

The next time I saw a disembodied spirit, it was a child and seemed sad.  ​Well, my compassionate heart just couldn't send it away . . . Why was it here?  What did it need?  Any mamma would do the same.  She couldn't find her mommy.  What was I going to do?  

I figured her mommy was still alive.  So now what?  I did the only thing I could think of.​  I asked God to send her gramma or great gramma - a passed away loved one -  to come get her.  I saw/sensed a portal of Light open and a beautiful smiling older woman was there calling for this little one and motioning her to come to her.  The little one did!  She ran joyfully into familiar arms.  (Whether she knew this older woman in her life time or not, her little soul recognized her.)  The moment she stepped through the Portal of Light, the Portal closed and she was gone and safe.

So why didn't God just do that for that little girl?  

Free will.

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We each have a right to choose.  Even a young small soul had the right to choose to not go to the Light.  People can choose to not cross over for lots of reasons.  They don't want to leave behind​ the things they own, or the people they love.  

Perhaps, they had been a really nasty person in real life and are reluctant to release that power into spiritual surrender.  They might prefer to irritate people that are living - it's what they are used to.

Maybe they feel like they could have handled their life better and they want to observe for a bit.  (These guys can be tricky because they start out being just curious and can end up amplifying negative energy that they may find.  For example, Someone who was always angry may desire to see a better way of living so they observe someone dealing with anger issues.  Unfortunately, their anger intensifies the anger of the one living.​  Rather than learning a better way, they delay a person's growth with their involvement.

So again, why doesn't God take care of it!

I got to thinking about that some more.  

Do you remember hearing that what is loosed on Earth is loosed in Heaven and what is bound on Earth is bound in Heaven?  This Earthly realm is our responsibility.

When my son was small, I made his bed.  When he got older, not only did I stop making his bed, but I made him be accountable for it.  He didn't get an allowance or fun activities  if he didn't do the tasks that were his responsibility.

When we are spiritually young, we can ask God (Spirit, Higher Power, Whatever) to take care of ghosts and shadows and it happens.  As we become more spiritually mature, that job falls upon our shoulders.  That small child needed encouragement and to be pointed in the right direction.​  She needed a loving soul to assist her.  

For the same reason people get to do bad things or good things.  It's choice.  Without choice we become automatons without a soul.  We have the freedom to choose to be kind or be hateful.  That is an immutable Universal Spiritual Law.​  You get to choose.  I get to choose.

For the same reason, we get to choose how we feel.  We can choose to be frustrated about things or allow things to brush past us without ruffling our feathers.  We get to choose to focus on that which we fear, or put our attention upon manifesting a fabulous life.  Our choice.  Divine Source will not make us happy nor make us sad, but respects us enough to allow us to make our own choice about that.​

We are less helpless than we know.  Our will, our power of choice makes us incredibly powerful - if we choose.

What will you choose for today, this week?  Will you choose to be agitated, frustrated and afraid?  You get to.  I'm not going to join you.  Have fun with that.  Or will you choose to step into your courageous self and live in the Light of that courage?  Courageous?  Me?

Absolutely!!!  I have much more to say on this, but will leave you with this thought.  You CHOSE to be an incarnate being.  That's amazing!!  Your strength of will brought you through developmental stages in the womb.  The power of your choice to live brought you through delivery.  You are alive!!  That is the most courageous act of all!  Now take that courage and do courageous things like . . . be kind; be compassionate; be at peace; be helpful; be a blessing to those around you . . . whether they are disembodied spirits or the living.

You choose.​

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Recovering “Blown Out” Energy

​I got a call the other day from someone who was in deep distress.  He had experienced a trauma.

The thing with trauma is this . . .  something that is nothing to me, could be really something to someone else. Trauma is personal and different situations impact each of us differently. We may be a bit afraid to address trauma thinking we "should" get over it or some other judgment upon ourselves. Whatever you might be experiencing, if it FEELS like trauma to you, then to YOU it IS trauma.

Honor that!​

So, this person was so upset they could hardly function.  (First clue this is a real and true  trauma.)  Now, this is a pretty stand up kinda guy.  He can pretty much do what ever he sets his mind to.  So for him to be upset to the point of not being able to function, this is the second clue that this is a trauma.  

We talked about the trauma a bit and got a big of insight about it all, but he just wasn't shaking the feelings.  Well, he may have been shaking, but the feelings were sticking like glue.

I told him I needed to pray about it and ponder it a bit and see what was going on.  The second I disconnected from him physically and connected in spiritually, I could see his energy field (his aura) was completely blown out.

"Blown Out" - Meaning - his energy field was no longer within a foot of his body.  It was about a mile out!  No wonder he was barely functioning!  Who can function with their energy out that far?!?

What that looks like to me is this . . . normally, I see a color surrounding a person's body.  That color can change depending upon their mood or their current situation.  Generally, a person will have the same core color usually with the color outside the body varying with life circumstances.  (To me anyway)  Usually, this color expands and softens when a person is relaxed and can retract and become deeper in intensity when a person is feeling more intense about something.  Like one's muscles can contract when you feel tense, the energy also can contract.

When we experience trauma, the ability to contract and expand normally not only goes away, the energy field blows out so that we can experience everything around our physical being.  Trauma puts us in high alert!  Our energy field responds by making sure we know what's going on long before it gets to us.

Unfortunately, If we don't know about this, our energy field can stay blown out for days or years after a trauma!

People tell me I have a pretty big energy field.  That's not  the same thing.  This Blown Out energy field is after a trauma and the energy field is weakened and depleted.  The color fades to nearly nothing while the sensing is expanded to unbelievable levels.

If you have experienced a trauma and felt like you just couldn't cope and just have gotten over it, perhaps your energy field has restored itself.  It can do that over time.  Evenso, once "Blown Out," an energy field tends to be expanded beyond its normal range.

So, how to restore the "Blown Out" energy field​?

First, see if you can imagine your energy as a color.  Any color that comes to your awareness​ is fine.  (You probably are correct in your guess - your intuition is stronger than you think!!)  

Notice how far away from your body your energy field is at this present moment.  Your core color stays within your body limits.  The energy field we are speaking about usually inhabits the space within arms length.  Is this color you are imagining further out that an arms length?  Does it fade out as you perceive it further from your body?  If so, your energy field has "Blown Out" at some point in the past. ​This can make you feel jittery, self conscious, hyper vigilant, agitated, fearful, and generally uncomfortable in your own skin.

Call your energy back to you.  Okay, that sounds really silly.  Like calling a dog back?​  Well, kinda.  You don't whistle for it or anything.  Just reach out with your awareness and touch the outside edge of the energy and welcome it back to you.  Tell the energy thank you for being on the alert, but you've got this now and it no longer needs to be out roaming.  It's time to come home and rest.  I tell you, from one who has called their own energy back, the energy is every so grateful to let go of the vigilance and return home.

As you touch this energy color with your awareness and with your intent to bring it home, it will respond immediately and come back to you.  You will within minutes begin to have more energy and feel more peaceful and POWERFUL!!!  (How cool is that!?!)​

It might take a few minutes to do this process.​  Once you feel your energy has returned "home" wrap this energy in a little band of a different color to give it a boundary, an edge, a safe haven, a definition.  Colors have meanings and specific colors can offer energetic support, BUT, don't worry about that too much.  Your intuition will guide you into selecting just the right color for now.  You can always make a new choice.  Part of this process is to allow your energy to relax, so you get to do that relaxing into the process as well.  (You know I'm right!  Try to relax into this!)

Once your energy is "home", breathe a few deep breaths and just enjoy this feeling.

Depending upon how long your energy field has been "Blown Out" - your energy may have a default setting to be way out there.  This doesn't mean you didn't do it right (relax, remember?) it just means, like a lost dog who is afraid, it's gonna take a bit of time for it to relax and feel at home.  Once a lost dog realizes it's home, it's loyalty is unrestrained and unfathomable.  Your energy will serve you in ways you never new possible!

I realize this is a long blog, and I truly appreciate you sticking with it.  This is an important subject that gets forgotten and we all need this reminder and steps to this simple process.

My sincere hope is that this truly blesses you and becomes a process you utilize as needed and share with others.  

Many Blessings!​

Divine Timing

Divine Timing
I love it when Spirit (Divine Source, God, Higher Power … Whatever) makes what I need to know really clear. Sometimes the messages come in stages.
Like just this last week, I was shown the Church’s dream catcher. I wondered why this came into my awareness. I pondered with an open heart and open mind and wait. (I do NOT like the waiting part!) I’m shown the feathers. I ask if I might need to do something like dust it or repair the places where the feathers are attached. Nothing. No response. Okay, that’s not it.
So I wait.
Within about two hours I get a call from an artist who has created a dream catcher and would like to put it on display at the church. He mentions the feathers. Bingo! This is my sign that having his dream catcher at church is way okay and would be a blessing to us all. Sight unseen, I give him permission to hang it where it seems to fit the best.
Clear. Nearly immediate response. (I only had to wait a couple of hours.)
Not too long ago, I was shown, in my mind’s eye, a package of photo paper. I was going to use it for a project and then found another solution. So I ask, “Am I to print a picture on this?” The response was, “Well, you could.” So that’s not it exactly.
Last night I was cleaning my office (big shock! At least the desk is now visible.) and spotted these photo paper again. “Here’s the photo paper. What would You like me to do with that?”
Nothing. Nada. So I’m still waiting on that one.
Just this morning, I discovered an e-mail that I hadn’t seen. It was dated back in June. I’m a little slow on checking e-mails, but not THAT slow. So, it wasn’t time for me to see this particular e-mail. Found out about an hour later that another person had been praying for this very solution just last night. This information was an answer to her prayer. If I had seen the e-mail when it was sent, I probably would not have passed the information on to who really needed it.
Last night, I sent a phone number to a client as a referral to one of my students who has gone professional. (She has an office and everything!)
The client tried the phone number. Wrong number.
I sent my now professional associate the client’s number and sure enough, it was the same number I had sent the client earlier. The timing wasn’t right for them to connect at the moment I sent the number, so the call didn’t get through to the right person.
Divine Timing frustrates the heck out of us most of the time.
We don’t understand the delays, the hesitations, the WAIT!
Yet, there are things going on behind the scenes, working in our behalf to assist us to our highest and best good. If we could only believe that. If we could, we would realize that Divine Source is RELENTLESS when it comes to our highest and best good. Divine Source will settle for nothing less than the best when we allow that.
I’m going to be doing a message at The Divine Fellowship at the end of the month where I refer to the word WAIT as a four-letter word. We who are on a spiritual path despise waiting . . . usually.
The clearer we are as we wait, the faster the answers come.
If you are in a period of WAIT, ask Spirit what this is about. Would it be good for me to do this? Then WAIT some more. If that is the right path or course of action, you will receive confirmation fairly quickly. Perhaps a couple of hours. Perhaps a day or so. WAIT for it.
That confirmation may show up as someone saying something to you that gives you more information, or a song on the radio, or a flash of a visual in your mind’s eye, or a flash of insight, or a memory of something related to this situation.
Ponder what comes through and ask for confirmation. “Oh, is THIS what would be good for me at this time?”
You might feel a wave of relief, or a sense of ring true, or a feeling of calm. If so, this gives you the confirmation that you are on the right track.
If you still find yourself in WAIT mode, then know, for sure, that things are happening behind the scenes in your behalf. Breathe and know that there are plenty of other things requiring attention like laundry, messy office, checking in with a sick friend. Do those things while you wait.
Trust the process.
May the Source Be With You!