The Power of Prayer

I write this article, a long time coming, as the first of an intended series: “The Power of…” I would love to discuss with you some powerful, ancient, yet current beliefs that I follow regularly as a part of my lifestyle. Prayer, for example, is one of these routines. Gratitude, an extremely powerful vibration, is another. I look forward to sharing with you just how transformative gratitude is if incorporated into your practice with a strong belief system behind it. In other words, you must truly be grateful! You must let it radiate your being throughout the day, any chance you get. Bathe in gratitude. The best prayer, in fact, is one of gratitude, but more on this later.

In prayer, we speak to the Divine: God, the universe, or your Higher Self. You communicate, expressing what you need to. If you find yourself in hard times, with a heavy heart, in a place of distrust or feeling lonesome, you can ALWAYS pray to your higher power. You are safe to release your burdens onto God; let them be His. You are taken care of and provided for. In the way we talk to, or pray to, God or your higher power, we would talk to a best friend or a parent. Release what needs releasing. Express your struggles and your burdens but also your joys and your passions. In this way, prayer is healing. Prayer is a means to express, rather than suppress, various energies. By having open this channel of communication, we know we always have a place we can come back to, to let go, to let out whatever is on our minds or in our hearts. In expressing our highs and what brings us great pride and joy, we relive the experience and associated highs, which are a very high frequency place to reside. Allow God to share in your joys with you. He wants you to feel good. Conversely, there is great importance in also sharing our lows, as we do not want them to stay stuck within us. It is important to release this energy and know you are taken care of.

We can also value prayer as a means to set intentions and to ask for what we desire. A beautiful way to begin the day is in prayer. Pray for those you feel inspired to pray for, sending good intentions to each individual, to the animals, or Mother Earth. A prayer for Mother Earth is one of the most beautiful things you can do as a means to serve God or honor that God lives within all being and the Earth. Raise the spirits or the frequency of your prayer. See Mother Earth and all you pray for in radiant health, happiness, and light. You can also set an intention for what you desire to feel like in the day ahead or even for what you desire to accomplish. Do you wish to feel inspired, creative, free, comforted, understood, peaceful, loving? What do you desire for yourself? If you have action oriented goals, what would you like to accomplish today? Do you have any long-term goals or something you are actively working to manifest? This is a beautiful time to share your heart, ask for what you desire, and know it is yours. If you have doubts, express those as well, as you do not want to suppress, but you do want to actively work to shift your mindset and belief system into one of higher Truth, into one that knows your worth, your power, and knows you can accomplish or do anything.

And of course, there are prayers of gratitude and affirmation. In gratitude, we are in a state of abundance. We are choosing to focus on everything we already have, all the abundance currently available to us at any given moment, even in times of distress. There is always something to be grateful for, and lots of it. Gratitude is a shift in consciousness and a shift in your mindset. Gratitude is a choice. Adding gratitude to your life can be one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself, if you are truly looking for healing and a more beautiful lifestyle. Gratitude affirms that you already have it all; no need to worry about what you do not have. All your needs are met, and the universe has always taken care of you.

A prayer of affirmation affirms to God or your higher power that you already have what you are asking for. Whatever it is that you desire to manifest, thank God in advancement of you receiving it in the physical. It is on its way. Say you are looking to manifest the perfect home. Thank God for allowing you and helping you to find your perfect home. If you have a visual of what this perfect home looks like visualize it. Get as specific as you light. How does your home feel? How do you feel being in it? Enjoy this state. Perhaps you would like to visualize yourself in the garden, rooting yourself and planting vegetables. Perhaps you want to visualize a family meal or snuggling up on the couch. This reality is real, and your affirmation of it births it into the physical. Be mindful of your thoughts throughout the day. You want to ultimately transmute negative thoughts. Be mindful of when your ego is on attack and just triggering you into thinking a certain way. Once you recognize it as ego, you can stop it in its tracks and know that it is not real. However, when you find yourself truly needing to express your thoughts, your feelings, your doubts, or insecurities, allow yourself to do so. Give yourself the space to express and purge. There is no need to suppress. Make the conscious effort to focus on positive thoughts into relation to what you desire to manifest but about life in general. You want to develop a healthy and balanced relationship with your thoughts, yourself, and this life.

Prayer is extremely powerful if we understand that the power lies within the intention behind it. Prayer is also a beautiful way to get our needs much, such as comfort, love, freedom, understanding, or anything you need. When you feel connected within your heart, to God, or however you choose to perceive it, you know that you are so loved, and you are never alone. The pain of the outside world does not exist in these moments, as we always have home to come back to.

Prayer is something I have personally long found comfort with. It is something I consider myself to have a soul connection to. My healthy life includes prayer or frequent conversation with God. If you feel called to prayer or to extending your practice of prayer, I invite you to make it personal. Do what feels inspired. Speak from your heart and your gut. Allow Spirit to guide you. See how prayer can personally activate and stimulate your life. What are your own benefits of prayer? Who do you visualize yourself speaking to in moments of prayer?

I believe prayer can benefit everyone, if only you know how to make it your own and get in touch with your emotions. Consider it a throat and sacral chakra exercise as well. It can also stimulate our solar plexus as well, as we assert what we desire with intention to get it done. We are powerful.

Do you incorporate prayer in your life? Do you feel called to prayer? I would love to hear about your journey!

The Lion's Gate & Frequency Management Techniques

We have been in the midst of the Lion’s Gate portal for a few weeks now and will continue to be so until the end of the month. August 8 (8/8) represented the day when its energies peaked. The Lion’s Gate is marked by our sun’s alignment with the star Sirius, otherwise called the spiritual sun. Sirius is the keeper of vast spiritual wisdom and keys to the universe, so in this direct alignment with our own sun, our bringer of life and life force energy, we are birthed into a new reality. We are open to higher knowledge and ways of being but must first purge out residual energy, old paradigms, limiting beliefs, and fears in order to maintain this higher frequency-based way of life. Out with the old, in with the new. If you have been having a challenging month, do not worry, as you are not alone. I am here to bring understanding to this month’s hectic energy spectrum, as just holding understanding for what you are going through can make your experience more bearable, as you shed light onto your experiences. At the least, you will not feel so lost or out of control, as you can see how all is occurring ultimately for your greatest good, as painful as it may be. Not only do we have the Lion’s Gate to pay notion to this month, but we also have the double eclipses. The lunar eclipse occurred on August 7, and the solar eclipse will occur on August 21. The period between these two dates represent a portal in its own right, of self-empowerment and manifestation, to couple the Lion’s Gate portal, where we are shedding old paradigms and receiving downloads of higher wisdom and consciousness.

In the broadest sense, these energies are very uncomfortable. Whatever our deepest fears are, are being mirrored right back to us in their physical form. If you fear money problems, expect money problems. If you fear relationship issues, expect more of the same. The question to ask yourself is, are you finally ready to let this all go, once and for all? Are you done with your ego and ready to step into your empowered Self? If you answered yes, you may be wondering, “how exactly do I do this?” And the answer is simply: frequency management. Manage your frequency. Catch yourself each and every time your frequency drops, and work it right back up in that moment. There are various ways to do so which you can integrate into your daily routine based off what you resonate with or are drawn to. In essence, this is spiritual hygiene.

When our frequency is high, we feel good, and we project this energy back into the world. In our own way, we make the world a brighter, more beautiful place to be, just due to the energy we are projecting, embodying, and adding to the collective. When we feel good, we are essentially “believing” that we feel good, and we will perceive this in our external environment as well. In a high frequency, we more readily attract abundance, dream manifestation, fulfillment of our life purpose, and so much more. When we are in a high frequency, the world is our oyster, and anything we desire is so readily achievable, because it is our exact nature which is vibrationally able to align with our desire. In fact we do not actually ever “get” anything; we merely align. Joy, bliss, peace, love, wonder, and grace are all high frequencies which we can embody or strive to ascend through.

Conversely, when we are in a lower vibration, we do not feel so good. We may be caught up in our egoic nature, negative thoughts, and perceived limitations. We may be wondering “how” something will be achieved or attained. But you see, the universe does not work in “hows.” The universe works in alignment and resonance. Either we are at a resonance for what we desire, or we are not. So, the best thing we can collectively do for ourselves is raise our frequency and, very importantly, monitor our frequency. Catch yourself when your ego leads you astray, when you do not feel so good about yourself or the world, and when you are obsessed and addicted to your negative-based thoughts and limiting beliefs. Make a conscious choice and continued effort to feel better. Over time, your frequency management will become second nature and less like “work,” as it may seem at first, by continuously monitoring yourself and how you feel. But I can tell you this, though the work may be involved at first, your future Self thanks you already, for choosing better for yourself and your Now. You deserve the best, and it is time to demand more for your incarnation here on Earth. Let us all align with our own unique heaven.

First and foremost, watch your thoughts. Thoughts create reality. The only difference between a thought and its physical manifestation is density. The more we think about something, the more we bring it into its physical form, especially when our emotions are behind it. Fear is a strong emotion. This is why it is easy for us to get caught up in fear and insecurities and to, most importantly, believe them. The emotions follow suit, as we daydream (more like, daydread) our deepest concerns. But this is exactly what we do not want to do. This is exactly how we create the exact instance we fear so much. I encourage you to sit with these feelings when you are grounded and balanced. What do you fear? Why do you fear it? Where is this stemming from? Give yourself validation, as this is ultimately coming from another point in linear time – childhood or even past life experiences. From there, can you ground yourself into Truth? Can you identify and connect with your Divine, immortal nature? Your empowered Self? What does this feel like to you? Ultimately, it should feel good, as it is real! This is the reality you now choose to grow, not the one you fear so much. Be diligent in your efforts. Pay mind to each and every thought. Over time, all of your thoughts will be conscious efforts towards feeding the reality you choose to experience. Your emotions back you up, as do your inspired actions. When embarking on this journey, it may not be believable to switch a thought (frequency) from one of fear to one of its positive counterpart. For example, using the example of financial abundance, if you are working with your negative thoughts regarding fear of lack, in regards to finances, the best thing you can do for yourself is to catch your thought and transmute it to one of financial abundance and excitement for all the abundance that is on its way. However, for someone newer to the laws of the universe and conscious manifestation, this may not be a believable process. How you can you believe you are abundant when you feel a sense of lack? And for this instance, I invite you to practice other go-to frequency management techniques, which will no doubt raise your frequency but not challenge you into believing something you ultimately do not or cannot believe at this time. Over time, as you become more and more aware of universal laws such as the Law of Attraction and the Law of Resonance, you can then hone in on direct transmutation of negative thoughts to their positive counterpart. Transmute lack of abundance into abundance, because it is your choice in doing so which creates exactly which you desire.

But until then, here are some other frequency management techniques:

1. Switch to a more believable thought. We already discussed how it may not be believable for you to switch a thought or belief of lack abundance to one of abundance. However, you can move up the trajectory into clinging to a higher frequency thought that is also believable. For example, pretend you are working to sell an item. You want to set a goal to sell 100 units, but your ego is instantly down on you. It is not believable to you at this that you will sell this amount. You start worrying, getting down on yourself, thus lowering your frequency and blocking you from any abundance at all. However, is it believable for you for you to sell 10? Or even 1? You can even operate from a state of wonder. “I wonder what would happen if I sold 1..10..100 units.” See what happens! Each “success” or sale builds up the believability factor that you will indeed sell more. Thus, your belief system in yourself grows stronger and stronger. By the laws of the universe, you will receive more and more abundance to back up your beliefs and the way that you feel.

2. Do what you love. The notion of frequency management is all about catching when you are feeling not so good and making the conscious choice to feel good instead. An easy way to switch out of a lower alignment is to do something that we no doubt love to do. Ask yourself now what it is that you enjoy to do, that you can easily gravitate towards when you are in a lower frequency. For some this may be reading, writing, or taking a nature walk. Others may like to sit and play with their crystals or pull some inspiring angel oracle cards. See what feels resonant to you, and keep this in the back of your mind to make yourself feel better next time you are down. This is not spiritually bypassing your problems. This is conscious self-care and an act of self-love.

3. Listen to binaural beats, meditation music, or any songs that make you happy and raise your spirits. This is all about the power of sound. Sound is frequency, and when we listen to high frequency music, sounds, or beats, due to the Law of Resonance, our being will begin to vibrate (contract) and oscillate (expand) in accordance. Thus, your frequency is raised. It is as simple as that. Sound therapy is an interesting field to pursue or study if you feel called. For example, each of our chakras operate at an ideal frequency, and listening to music with the relevant hertz (unit of frequency) can help us balance the relevant chakra or chakras.

4. Watch an inspiring video. Have you ever seen an inspiring share on Facebook, one that really spoke to you and made you feel light, inspired, and motivated? This is frequency management in play. You may have been scrolling through Facebook, with or without a particular emotion, but as soon as you watch an inspiring or resonant video, you suddenly feel blissful. When you are down and out, gravitate towards such videos. Have some in mind that you can quickly search for and find for your moments in need. Comedic videos are another great tool as well. Laughter is medicine and can boost our immune system. So, have a laugh and be inspired. At the same time, stray away from negative based Facebook shares, as these are surefire ways to lower your frequency. You may feel passionate about the cause at hand (animal abuse, for example), but sitting and watching such harsh, depressing videos will lower your frequency and actually give energy towards the matter. I would instead recommend to pray for the cause at hand without subjecting yourself to the abuse in such videos. You can use energy work and color therapy to surround the cause in white light of protection and violet light of transmutation.

5. Help someone in need. When you help someone, you help yourself, as we are all one, when all is said and done. The “feel good” feeling of helping another is real and another lesson in self-love. When you connect with another being and help them in some way, you strengthen the connection of two souls and the beautiful energy that connects both of your hearts. This will raise your spirits (your frequency), the spirits of the other, and add to this universal consciousness off compassion, love, and attentiveness. The next time you are feeling down, consider helping someone in need.

These are just a few of my favorite techniques, but the universe has infinite options available to you. However you can personally feel better is what you want to do. You can pray over this as well. Ask God/Source/Universe to reveal to you resonant frequency management techniques that will personally work for you and help you to align with your Highest Path.

To end this post, I am feeling guided to remind you all to remember to ask for help. Too often do we feel alone on our journeys and in this world. However, by the nature of our existence, it is truly impossible to be alone, as we are always connected to our heavenly team, our angels, our guides, and Source energy. In times of need, reach out to humans and the other side alike. Take notice of loved ones on this plane with you, as they are here for you and to help you. Be grateful for their presence and their choice (as well as yours) to incarnate here with you so that you may be there for each other in your respective times of need. Lastly, ask your angels, guides, and ascended masters for help. All are available to us and are limitless in their existence. As you embark your spiritual journey, various light beings will pop in and out depending on what you are going through at that time and what lessons you have to learn. The laws of free will prevent any beings from helping you without your direct consent, so please remember to ask.

I love you all so much,

Samantha

The Courage to Follow Your Dreams

Last weekend, I proudly graduated from my graduate program with a Master of Science degree in Nutrition. In a few words, this was no easy task. I seemingly encountered struggle after struggle, particularly in my last class taken, a thesis equivalent class, where I completed a 92-page evidence analysis portfolio project on the correlation of magnesium status and women with chronic diseases. Receiving my diploma was surreal, an indescribable “high” after encountering various “lows” throughout my graduate career. My graduation day brought me back to three years prior, when I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. I am not one for an accurate or detailed memory; I am much more fluid, per se. Perhaps it is the Pisces in me. However, our lovely graduation speaker and her touching speech at my undergraduate ceremony have always stuck with me, especially one quote she brought to my awareness.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.
— Henry David Thoreau

I instantly felt “hit” by this quote as she read it to the crowd. Her message was warm, uplifting, and encouraging. There was *nothing* that could get in the way of a life of bliss, accept for our own mind and our belief system. Though three years ago, I was not spiritually awake in the sense I am now, I recognize how I soon would be. I fought for myself. Having no strong sense of “self” my whole life, always molding to the surroundings and people around me (also a Pisces thing), I was determined to figure myself out. I expanded my consciousness, protruding it outward. I began to recognize my flaws, not in a self-deprecating way, but in the knowingness that I could grow. I was self-empowered.

This theme of living our dreams has stayed with me ever since, and I find myself currently basking in its energy. I realize that I, alone, yet in the connectedness to God and the universe, have the power to transcend my life to highest measures. And in the same way, it is only me who could prevent my dream life from manifesting. On the surface, I know this. I know I am innately powerful. Beneath the surface, I face my blocks: doubt, fear, uncertainty. I have received much confirmation from higher sources that my purpose is great, and I am to reach a great many of people. An aspect of me fully knows this. It is the truth of my soul. Another aspect, however, is not so sure. “What can I really bring to the table that others cannot? Can I really do it? Maybe I will fail and have to get a ‘regular’ job.” These are just some of the thoughts and questions that run through my mind on a semi-regular basis. What I do realize, however, is I am going through this current process of fully realizing and believing in my true power and potential for the exact reason of being able to help others through similar storms.

In today’s world, many live via society standards and by what their external environment tells them they “should” do. This creates distress, unhappiness, and depression as the soul continues to shift farther and farther from the individual’s life purpose. Eventually, this brings one to an almost zombie like state in order to nullify this innate void. From the outside looking in, what I am doing is not normal. When people ask me what I “do” (read: for work, a typical question in our work to live mentality ridden society), I tell them about my coaching business, yet they still ask me about what my “real” job is. Perhaps this is my subconscious pointing back at me, testing me, and asking me to step in my power once more with continued conviction. One thing is for sure; enough is enough. It is time to break the mold.

So, I come to you humbly. I ask you to question your role in society. Are you living via external conditions, or are you living, better yet, thriving from the inside out, aligning with what truly feeds your soul and allows you the peace you so dearly deserve and ARE at your core? I know I have blocks to overcome, but the voice that believes in me is much stronger than the one that does not. My soul will always outshine my ego, though I value ego for its purpose in our human experience. The ego can literally not exist without the pain and suffering brought forth by the emotional and mental bodies. So, I have compassion for its will to survive.

If you are reading this, questioning what your purpose is, perhaps not even knowing what your passions are, I ask you to sit honestly with yourself. Are you connected to your inner voice, the true inner voice of your soul? Or, is this voice drowned out by the fear mongering voice of the ego? I will advise you in various ways. First, honor the ego, but realize your truth is beyond what the ego would have you believe. In any way you feel guided, commune with your soul. You may try meditation, prayer, journaling, or simply practice stillness. Hold the intention to strengthen the connection to your core energy, and allow what needs to come through to flow to the surface. The path to enlightenment has no destination; it is a continuous and cyclical journey where we unwind who we think we are to discover who we truly are and were all along, a non-identity of sorts, yet the essence of peace, love, and presence – three non-emotions. Any perceived negative emotions are imprints from the illusion of separation from Source or our creator God, the ultimate devastation. They are further cemented within our energetic fields due to pain experienced in childhood and even past lives. Keep in mind it took a lifetime (or lifetimes) of suffering to get you to where you are today, on the path for Truth. Thus, our healing will naturally not occur overnight. We can, however, feel our true essence in any given moment. Be gentle, compassionate, and forgiving with yourself. As you continue to grow and strengthen this alignment with Self, you will simply know what you need to be doing, and more importantly what you need to be "being," as you have your internal compass to guide you. You will know what feeds your soul by following your passion and your bliss, two feelings set in place by our Higher Selves to guide us in the direction of our mission and life purpose. Keep in mind that internally achieved joy is much different from experiencing temporary perceived happiness by something or someone outside of us. This type of happiness is fleeting, as if we were to lose this someone or something that is the source of our pleasure, gone too would be our joy. True happiness is felt and cultivated within.

Another tip is to reflect upon your childhood dreams, joys, and innocent pleasures. Childhood is often when we are most in tune with our true essence, as we have come straight from the other side, where there is no sense of pain or even pleasure for that matter. All just Is, and All Is Divine. For this reason, we may reflect upon our likes as a child to help us along in finding what brings us true joy, what is within our higher alignment. For example, I grew up in an authentically Italian family. I was constantly surrounded by homemade Mediterranean dishes and a joy-filled connection to food and family. My now deceased grandfather also grew my hands-on relationship with food as I would help him in his garden every spring and summer in New Jersey. As a very young child, I used to love playing kitchen with my toy kitchen and play food. Better still, I always had a knack for intuitive cooking. I never needed to follow recipes; I just knew what to do. I remember driving in the car with my mother and creating dishes in my mind, such as apricot chicken with bell peppers. I could not wait to go grocery shopping so I could put my mind’s creations to the test. Though it took me four college major changes, it is no surprise that I eventually landed upon “nutrition” as a chosen focus in my career, a focus that my love of food and cooking ties so seemingly into, and a focus regarding health which our country so desperately needs to address, one that I can help our nation address. As we continue our ascension process, we tend to revisit themes and memories from childhood and earlier life circumstances. Allow yourself to be open to these aspects of Self, from a time when you were most in touch with the true nature of reality.

I urge you now to stand tall and to stand proud. Be courageous with yourself and in this world. Eventually, you will come much farther and achieve much more than you could have ever imagined for yourself because you chose to let go and surrender to the universe’s plans, knowing, if only slightly at first, your power and potential. I say “eventually,” yet this time does not exist. There is only the now for you to sink into and be present with. All else is created by suffering and a perceived lack we feel in ourselves. But, you are more. You are worthy. You are beautiful, and you are Divinity incarnate. I am so proud of you for this courage you choose to tap into and breathe throughout your being. You are not alone. We came here as a team to transform society from the inside out through the power of peace, love, and presence. This change starts within.

A Day to Give Thanks: My Thanksgiving Blessing for You

Today is Thanksgiving, a day dedicated and centered around the vibration of gratitude or giving thanks. It is a day many of us have the blessing to spend with our loved ones, eat lots of food, and be merry. I wish for all of you the very best of Thanksgivings. I wish for you to marinate in the love and presence of your loved ones. I wish for you to enjoy your day off and to leave all your stresses and worries at the door or at the office. This is not spiritual bypassing. This is intentional focus on what truly matters and all you have to be thankful for today. A big thank you, of course, to all our service men and women who are not able to be with their loved ones today as they have dedicated themselves to our health and well being. I will miss my boyfriend, as he is on the job as a police officer, but I am proud of all he stands and works for and infinitely blessed to have him by my side.

If you follow me and my work, you may have picked up on the fact that I often talk about gratitude. Gratitude is an integrate part of my spiritual practice. As I explain, it is the energy, or close aligned energy, of abundance. As you focus and step into gratitude, appreciating what you have in your life, you align to the energy of abundance. In those moments of gratitude, you have it all. The more you focus upon and dwell in gratitude, the more abundance freely streams to you. In the energy of gratitude, you are farthest aligned from scarcity, lack, or poverty. You are not a match to the idea of needing more than you have because you already have it all. Thus, everyday is Thanksgiving in its own right, as we all have infinite to be grateful for each day, more than we can truly comprehend. It is up to you to see this and its many benefits.

In times of distress, it is important to ground ourselves. It is important to step outside of our limited personal perspective and realize it is our own thoughts which bring about our own suffering. In most instances of fear, anxiety, or worry, our body is reacting to the thoughts of our mind, causing an emotional and often physical reaction. Yet, nothing has truly happened yet. Even in your darkest hour, you are truly blessed, if only you choose to see this.

Perhaps the next time you are down, you can step outside your perspective and view your situation from the eyes of another. This can often be humbling and actually allow some of your anxiety or fear to subside, putting your worries into a more worldly perspective or collective understanding. What you take for granted would often change the lives of many. Do you have eyes to see and read this article? You are blessed. Do you have a computer or phone to read this from? You are blessed. Do you have electricity to charge the device from which you are reading this? You are blessed.

So today, dear souls, I challenge you. I challenge you to see beyond your own perspective, your little peephole into the world. I challenge you to bathe in gratitude today and moving forward. Each day, each moment is a reason to give thanks. Each second is a reason to drown in the awe of your existence because you, my love, are a miracle.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful day with family and friends. I hope you live in each moment with happiness, peace, love, and compassion. I hope you maintain the beauty of this day into your life moving forward and appreciate just how powerful gratitude can be. May you and your loved ones be infinitely blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo,

Samantha

The Lunar Eclipse & The Expression of Our Ego

When I met with Lynn, a mentor of mine and who I wrote about in a prior blog, she updated me on the current state of the energies. All she had to say so closely mirrored my personal experiences and what I had been going through over the past months. As she elated this information, I had no idea how closely attuned to nature’s energies I was. She explained how the summer months were almost static, stationary, but in the past couple weeks we were receiving a resurgence of energy. This spoke to a T of how I was feeling. Over the summer, I was not depressed. Rather, I enjoyed the beautiful weather as much as possible with frequent trips to the beach. However, I put only minor work and effort into my business. I simply did not have the creative drive to go further. This left me feeling a bit unfulfilled, but I was committed to growth and moving forward. I trusted the process and enjoyed summer’s beauty. As of the week prior to meeting with Lynn, I felt shocked with inspiration and creativity. It was as if instantly, my business was all I could think about and put my energy into building. What a perfect time to be meeting with Lynn, I thought to myself.

Lynn had also explained to me that 2016 is a “9” year in numerology, as 2 plus 0 plus 1 plus 6 equals 9. This symbolizes the end of a cycle. Next year would be a “10” year which further reduces to “1” making it the start of a new, 9 year cycle. We have been experiencing many changes over the past few years. For me, this meant my spiritual awakening. I awakened to a greater part of myself, the universe, God, and life itself, sending me in a tailspin of directions searching for truth. As we come to close out 2016, we are going to be taking all we have learned with us into 2017 and the new cycle. All these incorporated changes will be our new foundation to the start of something new.

As much as we have learned, there is equal or more for us to shed. For us to hold higher and higher frequencies, we need to hold the space, make the space to do so. This means releasing old habits, destructive patterns, and that which does us harm. It means letting go in the greatest sense of the phrase. Realize that forgiveness does more for you than for the people you forgive. It means letting go of the dense energies that are bringing you down and cutting the unhealthy cords of attachment to those you have chosen to forgive. As we wind down 2016, we will be called to do more and more releasing while stabilizing our foundation for the new year ahead. You may have recurring dreams or dreams related to your past. What are they calling you to analyze and let go? You may have memories of your past, or people of your past may come to resurface. How do you handle these situations? Or, you may just be continuously triggered in your day to day life, allowing you to witness firsthand what you are still holding onto that needs to be loved and thanked for its purpose in your life, allowing you to see a deeper aspect of yourself. Above all, focus on love. Come from your heart center, and all will be transmuted. Pray for guidance. Meditate in the stillness. See what calls out to you.

Since meeting with Lynn, I have put extended stock into following energy grids, how I feel, and how the two tie in together. Over the past couple weeks, you may have felt physically ill, exhausted, had trouble sleeping, or felt warn down. The universe is acting on you to purge. Ride out the storm, and see how much lighter you soon feel. This takes us into tonight, the night of September 16, a full moon and lunar eclipse. During a lunar eclipse the Earth is directly between the sun and the moon. The moon is fully exposed in all of its beautiful glory. At some point during my awakening, I realized with quite certainty that the moon represents our ego, our shadow side. For all the light in us we have, we have our ego to reflect back our subconscious beliefs about the matter. Think of the Earth as you - incarnate in this life in your material body. On one hand, you have the sun, a stable force in your life, always there, always shining. The sun is your Higher Self, your higher perspective, and the beaming light of love within your heart. On the other hand, you have the moon, your ego, still always there, and always circling around you, playing off the light energy you are attempting to receive from the sun and from your Higher Self. In the same way, this analogy works on a worldly scale, incorporating each and every life species and the totality of Earth. For as long as we have a moon in the sky, we will have our ego, on an individual as well as collective basis. We can, however, learn to recognize this part of our awareness. Although the ego functions to keep us in survival mode, we can understand how this holds us back in our limiting beliefs and patterns. We can love our ego, even if it does not love us back. We can recognize the ego’s sole purpose is to keep us alive. For this, the ego is beautiful. Can you truly deny the beauty of the moon?

So, tonight represents the totality of this depiction. The moon is out in full swing, full and front and center. Our ego is out to play, ready to be exposed. Perhaps tonight may be a good night for a full moon ritual and some moon gazing. It may be a lovely idea to journal out any ideas or expressions you may have. Keep your journal close in hand as you lay in nature. Write down all that comes to mind. See how you are expressing hidden aspects of your subconscious.

In this thing called life, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day struggles and the work to live mentality of our society. It is easy to lose focus on what truly matters. “What truly matters” may be differently expressed among people, but in the simplest sense, it is love, as that is what we are all striving towards and evolving towards in our universal consciousness. If you can, take some time tonight to focus upon this principal. Look at the moon, the literal and metaphorical representation of your ego. See just how beautiful it is, and understand its purpose. Take this understanding to your own ego, and give it an energetic hug and burst of love. Stay committed, and stay true to your path, for you are in for quite a ride.

 

The Path of Continuous Self-Healing & Love

A few days ago, I met with a dear friend and spiritual advisor of mine, Lynn. She does beautiful work, mostly focusing on young women such as myself. In session, she works intuitively with her wealth of knowledge as well as whatever is brought through by Spirit. Throughout session, I felt so very in sync with all she had to say and teach me. It is no wonder, but a great blessing regardless, that we work together and found one another. When I went to meet with her, I had a few topics in mind. On one hand, I had a question about family relationships, but on the other hand and more importantly to me, I wanted to know about my mission, my life’s path, and how to continue to move forward. Am I on the right track? What am I missing?

Our session was beautiful as a whole. I learned so much. But I left the session with one thing in particular that I knew was time for me to deal with head on. If I focused on this and dealt with it, I would be moving straight ahead with my mission, making myself a clearer channel to help clients. I am talking about soul healing, fragmentation, and clearing dense energy to make space for new energy. The concept of “energy” has been heavy on my mind lately. It makes sense from my highly logical mind; the more you clear out old, dense vibrations, the more you can hold space for higher energies and frequencies. I have been clearing on a regular basis, whether through prayer, meditation, positive affirmations, or the Violet Flame, an etheric flame which burns away old energies and transmutes them to higher frequencies. This process I have felt very passionate about and knew it to be a big part of my spiritual work as well as an important component to working with clients. Well, Lynn picked up on all of this clearing I have been doing. She recognized a lot of my inner work, but there was more to be done, she said. It was time for me to go deeper, deeper still into my subconscious. As one trauma resurfaces and is dealt with, another one will pop its nasty head.

It made sense to me. I “feel” I have more work to do (we always do), but this lends a hand to this belief and pointed me into the direction that needs the most attention. In the moments of our discussion regarding this, what instantly came to mind were my sufferings from my insecurities that I can trace back to kindergarten. Since then, I have dealt with an internal battle with my weight and how I perceive myself to look, being very down on myself, and at one point suffering from anorexia and bulimia. I have come a long way, but it is still a constant, daily struggle that is only holding me back from performing my life’s work to the best of my capabilities. I have done so much work in many other areas of my life, but I always had this issue on the backburner. At times it was manageable, at times hiding in the background, but it was still “there” and a substantial part of my identity and day to day life. It is time for me to truly and finally take this issue by the horns and let it go. Perhaps this issue is not holding me back. Perhaps, instead, it is a frequency I chose to battle with so that I can truly, wholly overcome it and lend my experience into helping other people. In this way, it is a blessing.

In kindergarten, I remember sitting on the floor with a friend. We were grabbing the miniscule fat present on our tiny, little legs. “I want to lose all of this,” I told my friend. Where did I learn this concept? How did I even have an understanding of weight loss and “fat”? Where did I learn to not love myself and my body? Over the years, my insecurities transformed into various ideas and concepts. I starved myself. I threw up. I binge ate. I judged myself uncontrollably and felt shame and disgust at what I saw in the mirror. All of this was stemming from the same subconscious root of what I am now realizing to be non-acceptance. I did not accept myself or my God given form. We are all blessed with beautiful vehicles to house our souls for this experience on Earth. Through the pain that arises from living on this planet, we forget our Divine nature. We forget that we are not our bodies in itself. However, our bodies have chosen to accompany us for this Earth-bound journey, where we all have much work to be done. They are our partners in crime, so to speak. What a beautiful blessing that is.

Sometimes I think this is my way of struggling to be human. Perhaps my soul is not innately human, so it is a struggle to adapt fully to being here. Perhaps, but perhaps I can overcome this struggle. Perhaps that is, in part, precisely why I am here in the first place, so that I can lend my hand at redefining and rediscovering true acceptance of ourselves. We do not have to struggle. We do not have to live forever in pain. We can, however, go head first into our pain, pour all our love into it, and come out the other end, reborn and renewed. It is through the greatest pain, the pain of labor and birthing, that the greatest beauty is born, a newborn baby, life itself. I thank another mentor, Lee from Relationship Reinvented, for that analogy that has always stuck with me. Perhaps it is an analogy for the human experience. Through the greatest pain, comes rebirth and the greatest love of all.

So, it is clear we must dive head first into our pain. We must experience the ins and outs of our pain and that which weighs us down. We must cleanse our souls, reach every corner and edge, for us to truly transform this pain into the light. Over the days since I met with Lynn, I have been caught up with this topic and about what to really do to move forward and deal with this fragmented soul aspect of mine. Some ideas came to mind, such as journaling. I can journal out any memories I have and any patterns I pick up on. I can meditate upon the topic of simply asking what to do. I have a special bond with oracle cards, and I can use them as well to touch upon any subconscious insight, as oracle cards work with our subconscious. It is important to note that Lynn stressed to me the importance of coming from my heart center. This will help me infinitely with clients, she said. I have the logical side down, she told me. Now, it is time to truly act from my heart. I have so much love to give and so much love inside me. Love is one of my core values. It is almost a paradox that I have to learn to act from my heart, but I know it to be true. I am too much in my mind, which is after all just another human construct.

Love is the highest of vibrations. In this way, all can be accomplished and healed through love. It is a process, however, something quite difficult to work at. The more you love yourself, the more you will find aspects of yourself that need love, calling you to go deeper and deeper, around and around. True love does not judge. It does not harm. It does not shout. True love is a shoulder to lean on as you cry. It is a mother holding her aching child. It is a candle in the darkness, reflecting back the shadow of the dark but lighting up your way into the terrors, holding your hand as you move through the darkness and out the other side.

It is readily said among the eating disorder recovery community that one does not ever fully heal from an eating disorder. Rather, the thoughts are always there; you just learn to live with your disorder and manage it. I refuse to abide by this statement. You CAN fully heal and love yourself. It requires deep, attentive soul work, but it is absolutely possible if only you are committed to the process and believe it to be an achievable reality. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain you are facing, you have every ability within your soul and every cell of your body to recover, to learn much about yourself in the process, and to come out an even more powerful expression of love. Do not limit yourself. Do not use this human thing we call a mind to set boundaries on your progress and achievements. At you very core, you are the purest expression of love. You are simply relearning who you can be and who you truly are. You have the power to transform.

You Are The Universe

This is a message of hope. It is a message of realizing, understanding, your true potential. If you are feeling down, you have the potential to feel unconditional love. If you are feeling great, like you are making progress in this life, you have the potential to grow infinitely more, beyond your wildest dreams.

Since my spiritual awakening a little over a year ago, I have grown and grown. I have realized my shadow, that I even had a shadow, and transmuted many aspects to love. I have realized the importance of self-development and how that so perfectly ties into spirituality and Truth. I developed a dream. I dreamt of being my own boss, never reliant on the corporate world or working to develop someone else’s dream. I dreamt a beautiful, magical life for myself. A year ago, I started my blog. Today, I have a website with a clear(er) vision of what I am trying to accomplish and my own business to boot. In this way, I have made progress. For a while, however, I felt stuck, at a standstill. I had the vision in mind of what I wanted to create, but if I am being honest with myself, I did not have the necessary action steps behind my vision to make it happen. I was focusing my intention but not getting to work, down to the nitty gritty. I thought, “All happens as it is supposed to in Divine timing. If this is my path and what I can do to help the world, it will happen.” In an essence, I was 100 percent correct but only because now, I am making it happen. No more spiritual bypassing my dreams into accepting laziness. Time to make (key word, action verb) my dreams come true.

So, something clicked in me. I started receiving signs about taking action, about how intention and vision without action are useless. I could have rationalized these signs away, but I am glad I did not. I am grateful I chose to move forward. I am grateful for progress and self-accountability.

And here I am today. It has only been a few days, but I have shifted so much. I feel inspired, rejuvenated, and my vision has all but consumed my time and energy. I am moving forward. This shift has taught me a lot, but the greatest gift, perhaps, is the realization of my true potential. I had a dream, but now I am in the thick of it. I am living my path, and I am growing so much. I feel myself holding more and more of my light body, ready to get things done and take on the world. Even more, I understand there is so much more progress to be made, that I have the potential to make, and it excites my very being. I am just getting started.

This message is for you. However you view yourself currently, however positive or negative you feel about yourself, your progress, and your path, you have the potential to grow, to be wowed by your every move, your life, and your mission. This is your time, and the time is now. If you feel stuck, keep going. Take action that supports what you want to accomplish and how you want to feel. If you feel great, keep going. Dream bigger, I say to you. Do not limit yourself by your self-inflicted barriers of your mind. You are a beautiful wonder of a creature. Make the effort, and trust the process. Surrender, and keep going.

As you continue to move forward, more and more aspects of yourself will start to resurface and appear, ready to be integrated. Do the inner work. Get to know yourself, deeper and more clearly. Continue to set intentions for what you want and what you want to accomplish and get done. Visualize what you want, set your intention, and move forward to make it happen. You hold the power within every cell of your being that you are looking for. It is just for you to ask for, be open to, tap into, nurture, and grow. Do not limit yourself. Never lose sight of living in the moment, in each and every beautiful moment. Enjoy what you do; do what you enjoy. Treat your body and your life as a sacred vessel and experience, and focus on what nurtures and excites your soul. Feel yourself grow and grow. Feel the progress you have made. Be excited for what's to come. You can grow exponentially, beyond your wildest dreams and your current understanding of yourself. Never forget, you are the universe.

Samantha

The Energy of Giving & Receiving

We are spiritual bodies having a human experience. This much is true. As spiritual beings, we use energy to get things done. We receive energy, leaving us rejuvenated and refreshed. We give energy, at times leaving us drained and tired. After all, there is only so much energy in our energy pool each day.

Many people have full time jobs in which they feel so completely drained by the end of the day. They come home, and all they can manage to do is put on the television set, numbing their feelings and unknowingly giving even more energy away. Why are they so drained, and why do they feel this way? Well, it may not be that their jobs are so physically exerting, per se. Rather, there may be an unequal energy exchange that is occurring throughout their work day. They are giving for eight hours straight and receiving very little energy in return. This creates an energetic imbalance.

So how do we fix this problem? How do we make sure we do not unknowingly drain our energy and that there is instead an equal energy exchange? Being mindful is key. Start to really tune in and pay attention to what drains you and what rejuvenates you. We are all born sensitive and empathic, but we are taught to tune out to this part of ourselves. It is time to tune back in, beautiful souls. Truly listen and pay attention to what your spirit and your body (because your body has consciousness, too) are telling you. It might seem “easy” to sit in front of the television for hours, but do you really feel good afterwards? Of course not. You might feel zapped with no sense of where your time and energy went.

Be mindful of your actions. Be mindful of each and every moment. Live in the moment. Pay attention to your emotions and how you physically feel. Let your emotions be your guide, and take action when and where appropriate. If the above example sounds like you and you constantly feel drained from your full time job, there are steps you can take to make sure you are taking care of yourself. Throughout the day, take a few mindful breathes, deep breaths in and out. It is the simplest form of meditation. Breathe in all that is good for you. Breathe out, and release all that no longer serves you. Gossip is also common in the work place. Try to tune out from these conversations. It does not serve your soul to engage in gossip and spend your precious energy supply on such a matter. When you have a lunch break, be very mindful of what you are putting into your body and spending energy on digesting.

As a society, we have become very unconscious eaters. We eat what we are physiologically addicted to: sugars, artificial sweeteners, chemical additives, etc. These dense foods have very little if any life force energy and can leave us feeling completely zapped, dense, and uncomfortable. As you work towards becoming a mindful, conscious, and intuitive eater, you will be left feeling rejuvenated and alert after eating. You will be eating what truly nourishes your soul and your body. Pay attention to what you are eating and to every bite you eat. See how your body reacts to different foods and food groups. Let your body dictate to you what it wants you to eat, how much it wants you to eat, and when it wants you to eat. Try to go against your habits and comfortability. We get full blown addicted to habits that we do not exactly know what we are doing to ourselves and how our bodies truly feel. Go against the grain of comfortability, but move with the current of your body feeling good. Tune into the vibration or energy of all that you eat. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices have the most life force energy. “Dead” food, such as processed foods and meats, can weigh you down and leave you with less energy than before you ate. If you feel yourself wanting to wean from certain foods, do so with love, attentiveness, and care. Your eating habits have been with you since conception, as your mother’s eating habits as well as her emotional attachment to food and her emotional state during her eating times affects you via osmosis. This means it can take a lot of time, care, and persistence to make changes. When you start to notice positive changes in your emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing, you will know you are on the right track and will love and want to keep going.

Food is a sort of addiction many of us have, either knowingly or unknowingly. Becoming a fully conscious eater is a great and positive change you can make for yourself and for the world. Becoming conscious means paying attention. When you pay attention, you will start to pick up on the signs your body is giving you. You will become an intuitive eater, knowing exactly what your body wants and when it wants it. You will crave specific foods and maybe not consciously know or understand exactly why and the underlying vibrational or physiological reasons, but you will know your body is calling for them. That, you will respect and honor. At times you may eat more. At times you may eat less. It is a process and a journey, continuous and cyclical.

If you feel your body wants you to give up a certain food or food group, such as dairy, for example, and you are having a hard time letting go to your attachment, there are steps you can take to help ensure the process along. Prayer always helps. Ask your angels and guides to help clear any energetic debris or attachments to this food or food group. Or, go straight to the Source. Ask God for help, and know it will be done. It will be the knowingness that it is possible that will complete the process. Also, you can perform an energetic chord cutting. Envision a chord attached from you and to the food you are giving up. How thick is the chord? What color is it? Is it tangled, or is it straight? Envision a giant scissor that cuts the chord and a vacuum to take away the debris. And so it is. Chances are, these foods were draining your energy, and now you are reclaiming your power and energy store.

You can also use these methods on other addictions or unhealthy attachments, such as people who drain you and make you feel bad or less than. The power is yours. Release your fear. Reclaim your power. You will feel so rejuvenated afterwards, as you have let go of people, things, and situations which drain you.

It is time to pay attention. Take control of your life. Add meaning to your life. Do more of what makes you feel good. Do less of what makes you feel bad. See how refreshed you feel, and honor yourself for your journey and your progress. Take a step back and appreciate the progress you have made. Sit and bathe in the sheer bliss of gratitude. You are a beautiful sight to behold.

I hope to hear all about your journey.

Samantha

Awakening to the Spiritual Journey

My journey is unique, but it may not be unlike yours. A little over two years ago, I was still “asleep” in the spiritual sense, but I had an overhauled sense of finding myself and my voice. I discovered the importance of finding out who I was. I was about to graduate from college when I found myself in the midst of an intensely triggering karmic soulmate relationship. My soul could not handle the energy. So I ran, all the way to Europe for a nutrition-related internship. I lied to myself. I wanted to be single while away. I didn’t want the feelings of romantic attachment to someone back home. I cut off all communication and went on my way. While abroad, I explored and made the very best of my time. But, energy does not lie. I was depressed, deeply, deeply depressed. I was hiding from a true connection, a connection I could not explain logically that was filled with synchronicities upon synchronicities, a word I did not even understand at the time. In the last days of my internship, I broke down to one of my new friends. My story touched her so much that even she started to cry. “What are you going to do when you get home?” she asked me with purpose, knowing what I had to do. “I will contact him,” I said.

I returned home, but the depression did not cease. I contacted my karmic flame but only with light, on-the-surface conversation. I was still afraid. I was looking for HIM to make some grand gesture, but I was only truly scared to come clean and stand in my truth. A couple months passed, and I finally, truly broke down. I contacted him, this time in truth. I let him know how I felt. He was grateful for the contact and for the honesty, but he was with someone else, he told me. I already knew that was coming, and I was okay with it. Perhaps if I were honest with him (and myself) sooner, things would be different. Alas, that was not my journey, and I was okay with laying in the bed I had made for myself. I chose to instead focus on the progress I had made. I never before had made such an intensely, unexplainable connection. It triggered me to open up emotionally, to deal with my pain. During the span of us being together, I would cry. I felt I was going crazy, an all too familiar feeling in the spiritual community I have come to learn. I journaled out my feelings. Memories of despair and deep pain resurfaced after years of suppression. He was in my life for a reason, and this was it. I did not know at the time the reason would also be a season, but what a beautiful season of self-discovery it was.

I surrendered to not being with him. I started becoming interested in history. I never was interested in the topic, and it was not my strong suite at school (I have come to understand why). I was so heavily focused in learning about myself and growing as a person that the search from within carried to the without. Synchronistically, I discovered a miniseries The Kennedys. In high school, learning about John F. Kennedy was the one history-related topic I found interesting and easy to recall. Watching the series, I was hooked. It triggered something in me to delve deeper. I was so fascinated by Mr. Kennedy and his whole family. I wanted to know all that I could. Little did I know this would be my first experience of going down the rabbit hole. Conspiracy theories. The world was not as it seemed. The government actually doesn’t have our best interests at heart?

But what was the point? My world was turned upside down, but now what? During this time, I was living alone in a small apartment. It was my mom’s apartment, but she lived fulltime with her boyfriend. The apartment I could only explain as toxic. The environment was toxic. The upstairs lady was toxic. At least to my present state of being and going along what I did not know at the time to be a spiritual awakening, it was all very toxic. I moved out, into the house where my mother had been staying, her boyfriend’s house. It was in the middle of the woods, deep into nature. It was a change of scenery to truly nourish my soul. The water was fresh from a well, no city, fluoride-infiltrated water. I was continuing to open up to the world, on a never-ending search for truth. One day, I was lying in bed, and a documentary caught my eye. Montage of Heck, it was called, about the late (and great) Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of NIRVANA. At the time, I was not even sure why I was interested. I had never consciously listened to NIRVANA. I knew nothing about Kurt. Alas, energy does not lie. I watched the film, and I was instantly hooked, not on the film itself, but on Kurt, as a person, as a soul. I went down another rabbit hole with the details surrounding his own death. Beyond that, I could not stop researching. I developed such a love for this person I had never met. Then, the synchronicities started to hit. His birthday was February 20. Mine is the 22nd. Two overly sensitive Pisces. I started to see the numbers 220 and 222 everywhere I went, and it only intensified from there. The more I watched videos and interviews of him, the more I felt connected to him. The more I felt I knew him. His journals are published, and I could not wait to get my hands on them and delve deeper into his soul. I recognized him as a spiritual being. He was interested in religions of all kinds, but personally, he resonated with Buddhist and Jainist ideas. Kurt triggered me. First it was my karmic soulmate to trigger all my suppressed emotions to surface, then it was John F. Kennedy to trigger me into a discovery for government and fraudulent related truths, and then it was Kurt Cobain, to trigger me into a full blown spiritual awakening. I had all these ideas I could not find words to. I had no idea what was going on. It is no coincidence that at this same time, I found myself in the hospital with burst uterine cysts. The cysts had lied dormant and undiagnosed for years, but with this great influx of spiritual energy came the release of all that no longer served me, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition I always intuitively knew myself to have since early high school, as I had not had a regular period since 8th grade along with a host of other related symptoms. Since my short hospital stint, I have had a monthly period ever since and have completely cured myself of any and all symptoms including my unwanted facial acne. Was this coexistence of a spiritual awakening and an intense physical experience my kundalini awakening?

Although my spiritual awakening put me into a state of grate confusion at first (I even labeled myself a Hindu for all of a few days; I just needed to put words to what I was experiencing.), I started to find my footing. A grand milestone for me was (synchronistically, of course) finding Bernard Alvarez on YouTube. He was the first of many spiritual teachers I would find and resonates with me still to this day. I remember having the first of many “a-ha” moments as I listened to him speak. “Someone who speaks my language!” I thought to myself. It was early last summer during this time. I went down many a rabbit hole, but the world was starting to make sense. All the darkness I had discovered earlier seemed to have a place. All was in order. The world was not dark and scary. I was learning that my place was to be a beacon of light in this world. I learned so much, at first about spiritual, “woo-woo” concepts (angels, aliens, mermaids, ascended masters, you name it), but then about myself.

And this takes me to where I am today. The spiritual journey is not about learning the mystical and reciting a list of ascended masters and archangels. Rather, it is about learning about yourself. It is about learning we are all connected, the Law of One, if you will. It is about learning that the judgment you place upon another has nothing to do with “truth” and is not based in reality. Rather, it has everything to do with you and your own journey. It is about looking straight into the mirror and confronting your demons, owning them, and loving them still so that they may be let go. It is about surrendering. It is about confronting your past and loving your flaws until you are no longer interested in looking back and every bit as interested in standing still, in the beauty of the moment, with one eye open for the future.

I started this blog entry with the intention of elating how to trust your instincts as you are opening up spiritually. I remember while I was spiritually awakening and opening up, I had a whole host of information come at me, some that resonated, some that did not. The key was that I always trusted my intuition, before I knew the power of that phrase. I listened to myself. I tended to steer clear of fear infested propaganda. At first I would give such information the time of day, but I quickly learned the power of choosing to not let such information into my reality. It is a choice, after all. When you tune into your heart center and intuitive presence, the confirmations will come. You will notice synchronicities on the clock. You will think of a topic only to have a related article appear on your screen. You will suspect truth only to have your suspicions confirmed. And then you will start to truly trust yourself. Keep going.

As is true for the course of your spiritual journey, things do not always go as planned, and that is okay. Continue to surrender in each and every moment. Listen to your internal compass. Move forward. Just be. Be okay with where you are at. Surrender to your highest will and path, and take steps to make it a reality. Trust that if something is for the good of you, it is for the good of all. Stop, and pray in gratitude for all that you have and for how far you have come. Each small step is a victory. It is true that life is not about the destination. It is about the journey. It is about remembering who you are and rediscovering your purpose and your inner, deeply beautiful and radiating light. Life is to be cherished. I hope you never forget that.

All my love,

Samantha

Moving Forward

I remember about a year ago, I had just dropped out of my dietetic internship, no longer on the path to becoming a registered dietitian, but newly inspired with a renewed sense of self. I sat down in the scenic woods at my mother’s boyfriend’s house and channeled my first of many blog posts. It came so naturally and so easily, and I loved the feeling of creating. What a blissful feeling that was. How easy it was for me: I thought up an idea in my head, had a few opening sentences, sat down, and “ran” with it. I typed away, easily and almost effortlessly. I had just done something that even I thought was a bit crazy, dropping out of an internship I worked SO hard to get into, but through blogging and creating, I was making something of it. I was setting along my new life’s path. Since starting my blog a year ago, I have undergone changes, reached the top of metaphorical hills, and also stumbled over my own two feet. The path is not a straight line, a wise person once said. Rather, it is quite cyclical. You learn lessons, only to relearn them time and time again, each turn of the cycle going deeper into the root issue of what caused your uneasiness in the first place. And here I am, a year later, still stuck in the mud for many of the same, core reasons, but perhaps, just maybe, the mud is a little less deep.

Since one year ago, I have transformed my blog into a website and my website into a business. I joined Arbonne as an independent consultant, my first way of creating my own income. I have felt confident. I have struggled. All this while, I have held fast to my journey of self-discovery, the true meaning of spirituality. The thing about spirituality, though, is it allows me to see the greater picture of my experience. Thus, I am “okay” with struggling. I am “okay” with feeling stagnant. It will all work out, I tell myself, as long as I hold fast to my vision and continue to surrender to my greatest good. But here I am today. Do I continue to feel “okay” with complacency? Or do I make a conscious decision to move forward, take one giant footstep into progression? It is a new day, and I am ready to take that step. Thus, here I am, writing this message.

I have this idea that everything comes to you when you are ready for it, so, I have not spent too much time or effort trying to force the issue of self-defined success. But it is time I realize that truth requires not only knowledge but effort, action. I can forge the issue. Move forward. Feel uncomfortable. Push myself. Do not what comes lazily but what comes easily with effort and a hint of passion.

This message is for you. Do you feel uncomfortable with your complacency? Do you wish you could move forward? Perhaps the first step is to surrender to where you are. Feel okay in the now. You are a beauty to behold. Then, take action. Move forward. Where you want to be is only a mindset away, but with that mindset comes action to back up your claim.

Does someone else’s success trigger you into judgment and feelings of inadequacy? Guess what. The success that you judge someone else to have is only an aspect of yourself that you can tap into, nurture and grow. Rather than judging, choose to honor others for their success and alignment to their journeys. No, I may not be Organic Olivia, but I am ME, and that is beautiful in itself. Likewise, you are you, and you are beautiful.

xoxo,

Samantha

 

Heavy Metal Detoxification & Diatomaceous Earth

In our daily lives, we are chronically exposed to heavy metals such as lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic, whether it be from the air we breathe or the food we eat. The problem is, heavy metals tend to build up in our systems, with our bodies unable to process and remove them. Heavy metals can cause damage to our central nervous system and bodily organs. They may lead to physical, muscular, and neurological degenerative processes such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Heavy metal toxicity can produce symptoms such as chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, neurological disorders, brain fog, depression, anxiety, dementia, and insomnia.

How do you detox from heavy metals?

There are various ways to heavy metal detox, but in this article, we will specifically focus on diatomaceous earth. In addition, diet is extremely important to facilitate and ease the process. In general, you want to focus on consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, organic whenever possible in order to limit exposure to chemicals and pesticides. Foods that contain chlorophyll, such as cilantro, chlorella, and matcha, will also assist in detoxifying heavy metals. Also, make sure to drink natural fluids every day, such as water and fresh vegetable juices, which help flush away the toxins. Garlic and onion contain sulfur which assist the liver in detoxifying lead and arsenic. In addition to paying attention to what you should eat, also be mindful of what you should not eat. It is best to stay away or limit yourself from allergy causing foods such as dairy, sugar, and gluten. It is also advisable to stay away from farmed fish as it heavily contains heavy metals and toxins.

What is diatomaceous earth?

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is made from the skeletons of fossilized diatoms, a hard shelled algae. When it is ground into a powder, it can be used to assimilate a heavy metal and parasitic detox.

Why use diatomaceous earth?

DE detoxes parasites, which can cause food intolerance, nausea, bowel discomfort and pain, itching, asthma, sinus infections, Morgellons disease (a skin condition), and more allergy-related symptoms and reactions. In terms of heavy metals, DE can detox mercury, cadmium, lead, and other heavy metals. It helps to removes the poisonous effects from chemtrails and radiation, and it may alleviate the effects of genetically modified organisms in our food supply. DE also has strong antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties, so it can assist and fortify our natural immune systems. Other benefits of DE include increased energy and alertness, reduced blood pressure, weight loss, strengthened hair, skin, and nails, and improved collagen production, which improves skin tone and strengthens tendons and joints.

How do you use diatomaceous earth for detoxification?

If you are planning on using diatomaceous earth for heavy metal and parasitic detoxification, first make sure you purchase a food grade quality. Depending on the source, you will find a variety of recommendations for how to use diatomaceous earth. A standard rule of thumb is: ten days on, ten days off. You can continue this cycle for ninety days, but some report using DE for years on end. When first using DE, mix up to half a teaspoon in four ounces of water. Drink immediately and on an empty stomach, for example, first thing in the morning. Continue to drink water throughout the day, as DE can cause dehydration. Each day, you can up the quantity of DE used in water until you reach two heaping tablespoons. DE does not have a strong flavor or consistency, but if you cannot stomach it, you can try adding it to a smoothie or even a bowl of oatmeal. Although, I believe using it with a simple glass of water would provide the best results and allow your body to laser focus on DE and detoxification. I also experimented with adding essential oils, such as lemon or orange, to my glass of diatomaceous earth water to provide a slight aroma and additional detoxifying benefits.

What to expect?

If you have gone ahead and decided to use diatomaceous earth in order to detox from heavy metals and parasites, you may initially feel some detox symptoms. You may have headaches, weakness, soreness, or flu-like symptoms, but these should dissipate after a few days. If they do not, try lowering your dosage of DE and continue. These symptoms essentially let you know the detox is working; your body is bringing to surface the toxins so that they may be flushed away and rid from your system.

 

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The Pyramid Effect

I have long been attracted to pyramids and triangles. Something about them is so regal, so divine, as if they contain their own powerful, transformative energy.

As I sat in meditation today, the idea of a triangle came to me as a representation of our whole human body. In this lifetime, here today, we sit as beings of flesh. Thus, each point on the triangle can represent a means to nourish or "feed" the body. We feed our body by feeding our spirit. We feed our body with proper nutrition. And we feed our body with regular exercise.

How can we feed our spirit? Well, through meditation, prayer, coaching, yoga (which is also a form of exercise)... We can surrender ourselves through such methods to be in the now. We can forgive our past to be in the now. We can honor the unknown and our future to be in the now.

When it comes to nutrition, please notice that I purposely chose the word nutrition rather than food. Unfortunately, what counts as food today should not be so, so let's choose to instead focus on nutrition and nourishment. Focus instead on Focus Foods: kale, spinach, ginger, turmeric, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, blueberries, strawberries, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, etc., etc., etc. There is so much variety to be had, if only we take a greater look, or a smaller look in a sense. Fruits and vegetables are too easily thrown around as just two of the food groups. What if they are really what we should be eating the great majority of the time, with the occasional inclusions of other food groups and items such as eggs and white fish? Focus on that.

We also nourish our body through regular, dedicated exercise that we feel wonderful about. This can be whatever you like! For me, I love a nice run/walk around the block on a beautiful, sunny day. I also enjoy doing weighted yoga bedside along with my exercise ball. I am able to get in a full body, mind, and soul workout with just two simple exercise materials, but you may not need any at all! The point is to get moving and to feel great about what you are doing. Feel the burn, so to say.

As we work on each point on the pyramid, the energy works together and helps each other out. The more you eat healthy, the more you may be inspired to exercise. The more you feel mentally positive, the more you may feel a natural rhythm of eating healthy. Alas, the other side is true. The less you feel wonderful about yourself, the less you may exercise and seek out the "healthy" option in the fridge. Like attracts like. As you begin to focus on these energies, you will see these truths to be true.

Love and light,

Samantha

Welcome to my blog!

Hello, dear reader. This is my second blog to date, and you can find my previous blog on spirituality at samanthablaise22.wix.com/diy-blog. My last blog was more a journey of me. It was a personal blog that I wanted to share with the world and all who were willing to listen. Here, however, I want to connect to you. I started this business as a way to help others while sharing my passions and fulfilling dreams. As above, so below. I want to help you realize and fulfill your dreams. We are all in this together.

Here, I hope to inspire and uplift you. Life is a beautiful journey. Let’s take it together.

 

Love and blessings,

Samantha