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June 01, 2010 - Vol 1, Issue 6
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|Dear Reader, |
Thank you for continuing to be a part of our amazing family. Heather and I love to stay in contact with all of our amazing clients and friends, and this is the best way to make that happen.
It's been awhile since our last issue, and we've been growing and expanding all the while. We also want to send a very special Happy 20th Birthday to Christian, the boy in the picture below (yeah we know... he's not so much a boy anymore).
A special thank you to everyone who made our last mixer such an AWESOME SUCCESS! Last mixer, we did some very interesting exercises to help people discover their own ability to "read" people. Everyone paired off and took turns reading each other, then comparing notes. We're always excited to see what our next mixer has in store.
A reminder that our next mixer will be Sunday June 27th 5PM at our place. We'll be doing Chocolate Fondue, Raspberries, and Angel Food Cake.
We hope to inspire and uplift you as we share tips, thoughts and information as well as things we've learned along our own path.
Stones, Oils & Herbs
Stone of Clarity & Discernment
Lapis Lazuli helps in getting clear about what is your "stuff" and what is not. Can release blockages of held in emotions - very powerful.
Lapis is a powerful stone for those who seek spiritual development. It brings mental clarity & emotional healing, and enhances judgement and wisdom.
This stone also augments strength, vitality, virility, mental clarity, & illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides.
Lapis Lazuli is a "stone of total awareness", helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity, and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of one's nature.Stimulates emotional, mental, and physical clarity. It is said to be a deep balancer and enhancer of intuition and inspiration.
| Meditations, Incantations & Intentions |
Understanding Empathic Puberty
We all remember what puberty was like, as our bodies experienced a change, surging hormones, growing pains, and more.
When we first open up our empathic gifts and experience our empathic "puberty", it can be just as confusing.
If you've ever noticed yourself feeling "off" for no reason, you know how troubling that can be. Imagine feeling that every day.
As we begin to open up our empathic awareness, we have to learn to adapt and adjust to our surroundings, just like we had to do with physical puberty.
Here are some exercises to help in that process.
Recognizing the signs.
Becoming aware that you're picking up on someone else's stuff is the hardest part of empathic gifts.
Here are some signs to watch for:
· No Foreplay - You experience a sudden burst of emotion, but no stimuli.
· Creepy - You experience a slow build of emotion, but because it doesn't fit, you put it to the side to deal with later. (This one manifests more subtly, but seems to be the easiest to let go of once you address it.)
· Confusion - You find yourself trying to justify your feelings by looking at situations or scenarios in your life, generally choosing the closest match, even if it doesn't really fit.
· Excuses - You find yourself making excuses for why you feel the way you do, even if they don't really make sense.
· No Reason - You don't have any reason to be feeling the way you do.
· I Just Do - When logic and reason fails, you fall back on the safety net of "just because" or "I don't need a reason".
Is it mine?
When you find yourself experiencing an emotion, ask yourself, is this mine?
If you have a reason to feel a certain way, chances are it's yours.
If you find yourself trying to find reasons, chances are it's not yours.
When we try and process other people's emotions as our own, we confuse ourselves.
So what do you do if you're not sure?
Let it go. If it's yours or something you need to process, it will come back, probably with more clarity.
If it's not yours, or not something you need to process, then you're done with it.
How to let it go.
How I personally do that is a very simple phrase:
With this phrase, I become aware that I'm trying to process something that isn't mine. If I continue trying to make it fit, I will confuse myself, and it will take longer to let it go.
Once you're aware, it becomes easy to let it go. The hardest part is becoming aware.
If you find yourself making excuses for your feelings, create a way to let it go.
Nurturing your gift.
Empathic awareness can be a great gift in any situation. It's one of the things that helps us to "read" people and situations. It's that same "gut feeling" we get when we first meet people.
For those of you old enough to remember, it was a character trait that Deanna Troi, the Ship's Counselor on Star Trek used in her counseling.
By nurturing your gift, you may find that it expands even further than you dreamed possible. Heather and I find that we can now accurately "read" people across the world, even if we've never met them.
By becoming more aware of what empathy is and how it works can lead to a more full life.
Some benefits to nurturing your empathic awareness are:
|An increased self confidence||A better understanding of people|
|Read people's intentions||Know when someone's being untrue|
|Telepathic communication||Mind reading|
|Less emotional confusion||Improved communication|
Las Vegas, NV
June 1, 2010
Thanks for being a wonderful part of our family.
Satoris & Kenshōs
Satori: A Japanese term for sudden intuitive enlightenment or spiritual awareness; an epiphany leading to deep spiritual experience.
Kenshō: Seeing one's true nature or self, illuminating experiences escalating from briefer glimpses into the nature of mind, building to expansion and enlightenment.
(An excerpt from the upcoming book De-mystifying Mysticism)
David and I feel blessed to have many gifted students and clients. Coming from various belief systems and backgrounds, each has and continues to journey down their path to further claim, understand and expand their individual spiritual gifts.
Many have their own children who are on their own individual journeys.
Teenagers who have more psychic and empathic sensitivity can often feel extra distress if not guided through the sometimes overwhelming rush of emotions and sensations they get from the spirit world, and people around them. On top of the normal teenage hormonal and emotional changes happening, this can be rather disconcerting for them and frustrating for parents who are trying to help them through the various emotional transitions of the teenage years. Depending on how naturally gifted the child is will determine how intense this kind of "empathic puberty" will be. Over the last two years David and I have helped our daughter, Savannah, who is physically and emotionally empathic, through such a transition. She went from being overwhelmed trying to process other people's emotions as her own, to learning how to use her gifts to read more clearly the information coming in.
Without awareness and guidance to help sort things out, teenagers will often try to process other people's feelings as their own, become frightened when something of a paranormal nature occurs, or, out of fear, simply shut down part of their natural senses right in the middle of a crucial phase of development. Having a parent who has been through this or who is open to allowing and nurturing their child's unique process is priceless.
Growing up I was fortunate to have parents who to some degree understood spiritual gifts. However there was a ceiling when it came to understanding the subtler and more expansive aspects of medium-ship and psychic awareness. For instance, when I was around five years old I began having vivid memories of some of my past lives. I remember asking one parent to help me understand these visions, but, because of the religious belief system that my parents practiced there was no connection to what a past life was and therefore no way for me to reconcile it within myself. So, I put that aspect on hold until I was ready to allow my ability to manifest and to ultimately use it in our healing work for others. However, seeing and sensing spirits, auras and energy was accepted and at least partially understood and I was free to explore that aspect within the parameters of my upbringing until I was an adult and could branch out a little further.
Unfortunately many psychic kids are told that they are "making things up", imagining things, or worse, they are told that by practicing and exploring their gifts they will become "evil" or "invite evil" to them. Fear causes them to repress their natural abilities in order to avoid ridicule or to "fit in". Eventually like a pressure cooker always ready to burst open, these repressions will manifest somehow later in life. For me, because I was accepted for the aspects my parents understood within their belief system, I was able to more easily progress into exploring deeper levels of metaphysics without as much fear cropping up.
For others, extreme repression can lead to fear and paranoia and in some cases schizophrenia, as these abilities try to surface over and over throughout their lives and become distorted. As adults they still receive psychic information and empathic impressions but often try to process it through old programs of fear, instead of with a feeling of clarity, safety and protection.
We Are All Psychic
All of us are naturally psychic to some degree or other. David and I have yet to meet anyone who does not have the ability to develop these gifts, no matter what their present capacity. In fact, it is our natural state to be open with all of our senses. Extra senses are not "separate" but are a natural part of your complete being.
When we incarnate in a mortal body, we become somewhat out of touch with these abilities and have to find a way to remain connected to spirit with the added weight of a mortal body. Here on earth we are developing our spiritual "muscles" in a kind of metaphysical boot camp. Imagine that you are training as a Navy Seal, walking at the bottom of a swimming pool holding a 10 pound weight in each hand and around each foot while trying to create a picture of what is happening on the surface of the water. If we try to sense what is going on with only our mortal senses, we are unable to see a clear picture. If we develop our spiritual senses we create a more complete picture. With the constrictions of a mortal body we have the capacity to increase our "spiritual muscle" tenfold, becoming stronger, as we learn to use all our senses in harmony.
Children are naturally connected when they come in. If we nurture them as they grow, they will feel much more complete and alive as they transition through "empathic puberty". Allowing young people to explore their imagination is one key to helping them open up their abilities. Allowing them to play and experiment in a safe environment is vital to any child. But, by repressing the imagination and de-validating their experiences you can actually help create a disconnection in what is real and what is not real later in life in regards to their psychic and paranormal experiences.
Small children will share things that are real and things that are imaginary. At some point in their development, children naturally come to understand the difference as determined by this physical existence. Remember that they have recently arrived from a place of spirit where almost anything is possible and imagination is boundless. By creating a safe place for them to do this, by allowing them to communicate freely and without judgment, you help them maintain that connection and give them the tools to expand with a greater sense of joy, fulfillment and wonder throughout their lives.
Las Vegas, NV
June 1, 2010
"Remember, there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."
~ Scott Adams
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~ Bonnie Jean Wasmund
"Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution."
~ Kahlil Gibran
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If you ever have topics you'd like to know more about, let us know. We always enjoy expanding our own awareness, as well as sharing that with you.
David & Heather