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Repressed emotion

When we distract ourselves from situations so we don’t have to think about them; emotions swell just beneath. These emotions are allowed to run wild and cause us to strongly react to those we love.

All pain eventually leads to anger because we get tired of feeling the pain and we get mad at ourselves for feeling it- it becomes shame for not being able to stop it. This repressed anger then spills over into our lives leaving us confused as to why we just over reacted, yelled, exploded.

It is important to connect with the emotion before it turns to anger; or to understand that the anger is masking something deeper. Once we can isolate the emotion, it’s secrets as to why it is yelling becomes clear.

Repressed emotions, unaccounted for, create physical manifestations; first in the form of stress in our face and neck… then leading to stomach issues as it gets pushed down deeper. Prolonged forced ignorance of these emotional factors can lead to illness, depression and fatigue.

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12/12 portal

The 12/12 portal is an energetic doorway allowing intense, higher vibrational energy to flow both through the environment and through our personal bodies, minds and spirits. Now is a sacred time to rest, reflect and focus your heart chakras on abundance, love and healing.

During this time, our bodies, our environments and our souls are renewed and powerful energy is driven through our beings in an attempt to remove blocks, release trauma and re-invigorate our spirits towards a higher purpose.

Lightworkers, awakened beings, and instinctual animals are all able to band together during this time (now through the Winter Solstice on 12/21) to heal and transform.

Today think on the concept of unconditional love and allow that to fill your heart with divine light and understanding. Let go of lower vibrational ideas and emotions that hold you back and block forward progress… Remember that you are a spiritual being having a human experience- return to the light of love, gratitude and forgiveness; as these qualities will propel you to a new and more vivid understanding of your purpose in the new year.


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on this Samhain holiday

Autumn is a time when the bounty of summer transitions into winter; things fall away- to be reborn again in the spring. October is a particularly special month, in that all that passed from this world during the year, moves into the next. The ancient ones named this Samhain. During this time, it is said that the fairy portal between worlds opens so that spirits can move from this plain to the underworld. It is during this time, however, that spirits are also free to roam the Earth, just for a short time and our loved ones who have passed are most capable of contacting us. Many rituals surrounding Halloween are taken from this pagan holiday.

On my way into work this morning, i noticed how the trees were orange and yellow and dotted the sky with splashes of color on either side of me. I happened to see a deer on the side of the road that must have been struck by a car last night. It’s back leg stood out from the metal barrier, as if it was trying to crawl away from the road, and died during that effort. My heart broke, as it always has, for suffering and death. This time, however, while I was pondering the poor demise of this beautiful animal, I was taken with the thought of death itself. Long have I been fearful of death; to the point that I researched serial killers, just to try to understand the fear of their victims and to try to ease the pain of those poor souls lost in such horrendous ways. And it was this fear of death the hit me so strongly today, as I looked at this once living animal, now dead. I find it fitting that on this Samhain, I am come to the realization that death- scary though it may be- has happened to me many times and will happen to me yet again during this incarnation. To fear the inevitable is to fear life itself; for without death what is life?

I honor my ancestors today, I honor my own life and existence, I honor the death that will find me eventually as I too, become a spirit transitioning perhaps on this very day, at another point in time.

I pray that we are all able to open our hearts to all sides of the spirit; to the light and the shadow, to the breathe and the lack of breathe, to the knowledge and the ignorance that comes with this beautiful existence.

Samhain blessings to you.

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welcoming october

Today begins October and the slow march from the heat of summer to winter’s snow. This is a time for gathering resources, aligning the heart with the head, and giving thanks for all the lessons, both good and bad, that we learned over the past year.

There can be no change without growth and growth sometimes requires pain. Pain is that all encompassing elixir that burns away those things that are no longer working; making room instead for the “new” that will provide alternative ways of looking at life and reality.

Many years have found me hiding from the ceremony of pain because I was afraid of feeling it. I would pretend it wasn’t there- turning my head from it’s echoes in hopes that I could remain safe within the prison I built to protect myself. Only this year have I really been able to let go and release myself from the self-imposed blockages that kept me from truly seeing the truth of my life, who I am, and who I am meant to be.

Life’s journey is meant to contain all colors and shades… from light to dark, from up to down, from above to below. Today I give thanks for my bravery in facing the shadows that linger within me; and I give you strength to face yours in the same spirit.

love and light- October blessings to you all.

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on self acceptance

Living in the North East gives me such a perspective on the inevitability of change in life. The Autumnal Equinox has passed and so begins the long journey into darkness; though, I cannot say that I am saddened by this cyclical alteration. Each aspect, or side of our personality, gives us additional clues to who we are, and how we can mend the broken pieces of our consciousness as we make our way to becoming our highest and best self.

So today, my thoughts drift to the shadow side of myself. In the past, I have often opted to avoid these dusty places within my heart out of fear… fear of seeing things that would bring shame, or pain, or sorrow. I hid from the more “raw” areas that lay out of reach. However, there is no light without dark; there is no up without a down; no yin without a yang. In accepting these more difficult aspects- like past traumas, abandonments, or even our own wrongdoings- we are able to more fully embrace that which is also part of our human experience.

Today take the time to hug and nurture those shadow sides. Through acceptance of things that aren’t as pretty, or as joyful, or as peaceful within the “self” we are able to more fully accept the reality of who we are… and in doing so- release our own thoughts and how we think of other from the judgement that binds us into lower vibrational living.

love and light

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Reiki & animals

I find that animals benefit from energy healing as much as humans do. My oldest dog, Jack, is about 10 years old now. Being a larger breed dog, Great Pyrenees, he suffers more than smaller dogs with joint pain.

I use Reiki therapy on him as we lay down to watch tv at night, or even while I am relaxing on the sofa. Gentle touch can help alleviate pain, but can also help with stress and anxiety that lingers from being alone during the day or other stressors animals can undergo while their humans are away.

Removing energetic attachments from an animal can also help brighten their spirit and lift their mood. Sometimes animals will develop these attachments from other dogs or people who pet them. Energy leaves traces, so if a human is dealing with unpleasant thoughts/feelings they can transpose that energy onto their animal. Reiki can help “cut” those unintentional energetic ties that have developed and clear the aura of the animal.