One of the greatest psychic tools I consistently use is the Life Visioning process created by Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center and my favorite living spiritual teacher.
In my line of work, directing the mind is paramount. It is part of my daily routine and has been since I was a child. I love spending time in my head… imagining, daydreaming, pretending. As I became an adult, it took on another name, “meditation.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einsten
I’m all about quieting the mind, so we can hear the sound of our own spirit and the guidance that is available to us. I’ve been meditating my entire life, but I do it a little bit differently than the mainstream Eastern way.
Life is meant to be fun and joyous! When you are in a higher vibration, things come more easily to you. Your spirit comes alive, your mind opens up and your heart becomes receptive. When you are in a higher vibration, your psychic senses are fully activated and you become a clear channel to our giving Universe.
You are a sacred, energetic spiritual being having a human experience. You are here to express your divinity. Do everything you can to feel good. It is from this place of feeling good that you are your greatest creative expression, gift to yourself and to humanity.
You are a spiritual being having a human experience. What exactly does that mean? It means that you were born bipolar. Yes, you are bipolar by nature, meaning you are characterized by two opposing natures. This isn’t necessarily a negative thing. However, it is the root of many your problems. Let me explain…
Your life force or what I refer to as “spirit” is eternal. It never dies. Its nature is to express and expand itself into its most authentic version. It is your essence that is always connected to source energy, divine intelligence or God. This universal perfection goes by many names and every culture around the globe recognizes it.
This source energy is infinite wisdom. You possess it and can access it whenever you want. In fact, you are immersed in it – swimming in it, much like a fish swimming in a bowl of water and not realizing he’s wet. Infinite intelligence is everywhere. It is simply a thought away.
“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” – Wayne Dyer
One of the basic tenets of living a psychic lifestyle is self-care. In order to receive messages or tune in to Spirit, we have to be clear channels. One way to keep our circuits clear is through the simple action of rest. Yes, rest. For some people, resting is hard work. Unplugging, especially during these electronically enhanced days, can be challenging. It’s apparent that our society has become obsessive about their personal electronic devices. The external world has become much more noisy by our own invitation.
Some of you know, I was raised Catholic. I’m not a practicing Catholic now, but I have to say I’m grateful for being raised with solid spiritual principles and practices. They can be good medicine for our ultimate well-being. That being said, the 4th Commandment is to observe the Sabbath. Now, it doesn’t matter which day (Saturday for Jews, Sunday for Christians, etc.) you observe, so long as you observe one!
What I mean by observing the Sabbath is to unplug from work, chores, phones and other “business” for one full day. It is said that God created the heavens and the earth in 6 days and rested on the 7th. It’s necessary to nurture and honor our spirit and to rest and recharge our batteries – to enjoy life and celebrate the reasons why we work so hard in the first place.
I had to remind myself of this just yesterday. A couple of clients really wanted to see me and I made an exception to work on my day off – until I woke up Sunday morning and knew that I needed to honor my down time. I called them to explain and they were both very gracious about it, so I went about my day reading at the park overlooking the bluff, soaking up sun and fun vibes from the people around me. My day was leisurely, I had no agenda, no schedule and I only used my cell phone for a watch. That’s progress for this former Type A girl!
As a result, I’ve come full circle in my commitment to my down time… to observe a holy day of rest. It is mentally, physically and spiritually necessary for our health, success and well-being. It puts us in an energetic state of allowing and receiving. If you don’t already observe one day a week as your “do nothing” day, please do! It will make a profound difference in your life and the act of doing nothing will yield big rewards.
Much love and lots of blessings during your down-time!
In writing my course, Empowered Empath: 21 Days to Emotional Freedom, I’ve decide to construct it as a book, so that others may experience the magical effects of this course independently, without having to commit to taking my course.
This is an excerpt from the Introduction:
The first step in cultivating a peaceful and empowered life is to embrace your spiritual self. You are a spiritual being having a human experience. The late Wayne Dyer said, “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”
The words “spirit” and “soul” are interchangeable in my vocabulary. Your spirit is your life force, whose energetic imprint is entirely unique to you and you alone. Just as your fingerprint is one of a kind, so is your spirit. Your body is a miraculous vehicle through which you get stuff done and experience life on this planet in this particular human incarnation. It temporarily houses your brilliant spirit that is part and parcel of Source Energy, Divine Intelligence, God… use whatever term works best for you.
What is the essence of your spirit? Energy. Everything is energy. Every unit of energy contains information that can be read, felt or sensed by people whose empathic abilities have not been shut down. I believe we are all equipped with empathy at birth, some more than others, much like athletic, artistic or musical tendencies, and it can most definitely be cultivated and nurtured or stymied and eradicated.
Since we are constantly swimming in an energetic field fraught with our own energy, the energy of other people, places and things, we become unaware, much like a fish that is always swimming in water and not realizing he’s wet. This is liberating news.
As you can imagine, in my practice I get so many questions about soul mates. I have helped hundreds of people come to a softer understanding about what soul mates really are, so they can find peace and solace in their relationships.
My definition of soul mate is simple: A soul mate is a person of significance who comes into our lives to teach us about love.
We have many soul mates and they are not confined to romantic relationships. Soul mates consist of mothers, fathers, teachers, relatives, friends and lovers. They include anyone who has made an impact or impression on our hearts or in our minds. They are the ones who stick.
When we pray, we are in a mindful and proactive mode of creation. This is the miracle and the power of prayer. It is US activating our ability to receive the benevolence of the ever-giving Universe. It is us simply focusing and controlling our thoughts to achieve an outcome, while the Universe responds.
We are always creating our experiences by our thoughts and feelings. Most of the time, we are creating by default – allowing our fears and subconscious thoughts to run the show.
Praying allows us to be conscious of our thoughts. Praying helps us be telepathically mindful. Practice mindfulness and pray often to create a reality you love!
What are your thoughts about prayer? Do you pray? I’d love to hear your experiences with prayer! Please leave your comments below.