One of my kids is learning to drive. He doesn’t like it much, and didn’t drive at all for a while. (That’s okay with me. I don’t push my kids to comply with societal expectations.) Today, he got back on the road. He did fine, but felt scared. And then felt dumb for being scared. And then said something that moved me – “I guess it’s not dumb. I have a right to have fear. I just don’t need to have fear.”
We humans have a right to feel fear, along with all the other emotions. But we don’t need to carry our fears around forever. Recognizing and honoring our fears can help us to release them. That way, they no longer hold us back.
So how do you release a fear? My go-to method is tapping. Here’s a super simple process:
Gently tap on any of the tapping points (see image below).
Say “I release my fear of (whatever scares you).” Repeat this as many times as you’d like.
Stop tapping and take a deep breath.
Release the breath while letting go of the fear.
Repeat the process as needed until you feel the fear start to loosen its hold on you.
If you give this a try, let me know how it works for you!
the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
In the balancing act of life, it’s important to maintain your own happiness, to find serenity in the midst of the negativity that often swirls around you.
Seems like it should be fairly easy: listen your heart, be kind to others, and happiness should follow. Simple, right? But no one is an island, and we’re so very impacted by others’ currents. No matter how “up” you tend to be, when someone around you (especially someone you care about) is down, your energetic barometer sinks, too.
What can you do about this? I find that meditation helps. If my happiness takes a hit, I find a place to sit quietly and release the negativity that has entered my field. I focus on my heart, on the loving energy there, and feel its warmth blossom until it fills my energy body. It only takes a few minutes, but never fails to lift me up.
To take it further, you can try EFT tapping to release the negativity from your field. This modality involves gently tapping on meridian endpoints. For more information, see The Tapping Solution. I’ve had wonderful results using this technique.
To take it even further, you can try cutting cords to the person (or group) who brings you down. This doesn’t mean you sever all contact with them; it simply disrupts the flow of unhealthy energy between you. I have a cord cutting process that has helped me a lot; you can find it here.
Remind yourself that, although you care about someone, their negativity is theirs; it’s not up to you to fix them (or their life). Attempting to do so will only frustrate you, as well as interfering with whatever life lesson they are working through. It’s okay to be there for them, if you so choose, but don’t allow their negative energy to weigh you down. Releasing that which doesn’t belong to you can bring a feeling of buoyancy to your field, allowing you to float on a wave of serenity.
I’ve been getting so many signs of rebirth, renewal, releasing the old to make way for the new. While working in my garden (and taking the above picture), I actually stepped on a snakeskin. If that isn’t the Universe smacking me over the head with a sign of rebirth, I don’t know what is!
One thing that’s helped me with the process of releasing the old: Past Life Regression. By recognizing patterns across past (and parallel) lives, I’ve been able to start letting go of some of my outdated thought/behavior/belief patterns. With the summer solstice soon upon us, this is a wonderful time to explore and release the patterns which no longer support your journey. So I’ve decided to re-share my Past Life Exploration meditation:
You can also find this meditation on iTunes. Have a wonderful summer solstice!
My new meditation will help you get your energy ready for summer!
This quick energy cleanse will help you release negative energy from your field – along with anything else that doesn’t belong there. You can find it here or on iTunes.
For kids, parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, and support staff, this process preps your field for a fun, relaxing summer by releasing that which has clung to you during the school year.
For everyone, this meditation can be done whenever you feel bogged down by negative energies or emotions. Once you get comfortable with the process, you can really use it anywhere, any time you need a quick boost!
Using positive statements in the present tense can help you create powerful change in your life. To be honest, when I first tried using affirmations, it felt awkward. But I gave the process a fair chance, and came to realize that it helped me utilize the power of the present moment to implement positive change. With repetition of affirmations, you can see your life start to align with the beautiful truth of who you really are.
In this meditation, we use a sampling of positive affirmations. Even if they don’t ring true for you at first, give them a try. Once you get used to the process, create your own affirmations, customized to your life, and use them in any way that feels right to you.
You can find my guided meditations here or on iTunes.
This meditation incorporates music tuned to the Schumann resonance, the frequency of the earth’s electromagnetic field. To learn more about the Schumann resonance, here is a fantastic article by Dr. Joe Dispenza.
This post isn’t nearly as negative as its title implies. In fact, it has a positive message. But the title fits. You’ll see why…
While in a meditative state, I stood with my Higher Self on a wooden platform at the edge of a swamp. An old man with sparkling eyes stood near us. My Self and I each held a tiny memory chip in our hand. One chip was “the idea that being constantly busy proves your worth.” The other: “the idea that worrying about someone proves you love them.”
The old man told us to toss both “idea chips” into the swampy water. So we did.
They hit the water and broke up into bubbles, each bubble bursting with a tiny spark of light.
I asked the old man where we were. He said, “This is where ideas go to die. It’s not as dramatic as it sounds. It’s where we release them when they’ve outlived their usefulness.”
I invite you to take a moment to examine your ideas, your beliefs. Are there any you feel you’ve outgrown? Are you ready to release them?
Self-care is super important. With the spring equinox approaching, what better time to give your physical and energy bodies a boost? Here are a few things that work for me. Maybe you’d like to give them a try!
Drink lots of water. I’m rarely without a water glass beside me. If I get caught up in life and neglect my water intake, the physical toll seems immediate. Water has so many benefits, I won’t go into it all here. If you get tired of just plain water, try muddling in some cucumber slices, fresh mint, or your fruit of choice.
Eat when you’re hungry. Let your body tell you when to take in food, rather than your emotions or an arbitrary schedule. (I know this can be difficult with our overly-scheduled lives, but that’s another area to take a look at.) Small portions of fresh foods help me feel my best.
Balance movement and stillness. Again, listen to your body. If it wants to move, do whatever activity you enjoy, be it yoga, hiking, dancing, or whatever! If it wants to rest, give yourself the gift of a few moments’ stillness. Finding the right balance for you is what’s important.
Meditate. Much of this site is dedicated to meditation. The benefits are plentiful. Even if you start with just a few minutes a day, establishing a daily meditation practice can help you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Follow your inner guidance. As your meditation practice deepens, you’ll begin to notice guidance coming through when you meditate. Listen to it. When appropriate, act on it. Listening to your Self is one of the healthiest habits you can develop.