Daily Pratices for More Joy

These are three good practices I use daily. Making these a part of my life has brought more excitement and joy into my life experiences.

  1. Letting go of control: Realizing that we are not in control over the events that take place in our life helps us let go of the attachments to the outcome.  By changing your thought patterns you may reduce stress and worry about how all the details are going to play out. When you realize you are pushing, pushing, pushing – Stop, relax, breathe and let go.
  2. Accept that you are amazing! From the moment you awaken, smiling and bringing up your energy, release the limiting beliefs of your past self. Create a fabulous new you every morning.  Always remember and give yourself permission to be amazing.
  3. Human – yes, you are! Mistakes are going to happen. People feelings are going to get hurt and you will sometimes feel hurt also. Give yourself a break! Be forgiving, compassionate and loving to yourself.

If these resonate with you, write key words on a piece of paper and tape it to your mirror. First thing each morning, review your key words and practice them until they become a part of who you are because you are amazing!


Shine On! ~Share with Love~

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Shifting Energy…WOW!

Are you feeling the chaotic energy? Are you feeling out of alignment, out of sorts? With three eclipses one after another, the alignment of the planets, solar flares and the poles shifting, I feel it too. It seems like I’m helping more and more people understand the wisdom in spending more time centering and creating balance in the winds of change. I’m finding that teaching peace and finding more peace within myself is one of the keys.

With all the changes this is an intense time. It is our time to grow and come into our power. Connect to who you are and build a stronger foundation based on self trust. Creating and maintaining a strong connection with our selves will build confidence as we all step into the unknown. I feel it is then that we will experience these changes and growth with love and joy.

When we open more fully to all the shifting of the energies, the frequencies, or vibrations which are moving around and through us, you will see the awesomeness of you. I am open to receiving the gifts of the Universe/God. So I encourage you to embrace the greatness within you and SHINE ON!

Creating and Accepting Mom’s Love

When I was a little girl Mama was full of joy and very energetic. I remember feeling as though life was a dream. As I began to mature I still saw Mama with that same joy. As I began to create my own life my actions and behaviors weren’t always accepted by Mom, but there was always Mama’s love.

We all look for our Mother’s acceptance. The love is always a constant, but sometimes the approval isn’t there. In my relationship with Mom I knew I was loved. But our relationship at times grew strained. I used to think, “If you’re not able to approve of my life we probably won’t be close.”

Then, through self acceptance and creating boundaries, I was able to open up to my Mama. By communicating with love we began to look at our relationship as two adults instead of Mother and child, and now we respect and honor each other. Our love has grown and deepened over the years.

Our depth of love was born from acceptance and communicating in a loving way. My Mama is so amazing! During this process she changed too! Mama became completely accepting of who I am! Happy Mother’s Day Mama – I love you!

We are all Mothers to all children around the world!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL!

How I Experienced Courage

While at the grocery store I received a phone call from my Step-mom telling me my Dad was in the hospital, and it was about his heart. As energy pulsed through me my first reaction was the need to rush to the hospital. Then a feeling of great calm came over me, I felt a knowing that my Dad was going to be okay. I remember thinking, “The Universe has him.” I still felt driven to be there for my family; nothing was more important and I cleared my schedule. Healing energy was already flowing.

In the calm I felt as though I were floating in this experience. As I floated I sensed the reality of possibly losing my Dad. I told myself, “I have the courage; I will do this. I will continue to step forward, releasing my burden and focusing on healing energy.”

What was most challenging was seeing Dad. His short-term memory was affected and he was in so much pain. After surgery, as the anesthetic wore off, he kept asking, “Where am I?” and “What’s going on?” I’ve always seen my Dad as the head of the family. He was always a strong and fearless leader. Now I was seeing him as a human, a fragile being. I had to ask myself, “Do I have the courage to go on without him when that time comes?”

The outpouring of love, sympathy and healing from friends was amazing and deeply appreciated. All the love and healing coming our way was something I could feel. I know it helped us through this experience. I know it helped my Dad. I was overwhelmed with the validation that I am never alone!

We are never, ever alone. Our God/Universe is always there for us. Our friends and family are not only our support, they are the bridges connecting us all.

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Joy & Reiki…Want Some?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a form of therapy where the practitioner channels the intention to improve the flow of life energy. It is a hands-on, no-touch, visualizing technique where the recipient remains fully clothed and relaxes while laying down or comfortably seated.

Reiki may reduce stress, ease pain, eliminate toxins, releases suppressed feelings, strengthens the immune system, balance the spirit and chakras, amplify natural abilities and creativity, and trigger wellness. Feelings of overall well-being, peace and renewed life joy may also be experienced. Reiki is also often used as a compliment to medical treatments, adapting sessions to the needs of the receiver. It is not a religious belief so the benefits can be enjoyed by anyone.

As an Inspiration Coach and Reiki Master, I can help, or teach you, a powerful way to create positive life change combining Reiki with coaching. Join my Introduction to Reiki on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Celebrate Earth Day!

April 22 is Earth Day, celebrating the 42nd anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. In 1970 Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin started a movement which channeled the energy of the anti-war protests and capitalized on the emerging consciousness for environmental concerns. The result was 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

This year, more than one billion people in 192 countries around the globe, will participate in Earth Day 2012. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will share their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together they will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.
There are many ways to participate from organizing environmental fundraisers, to planting a tree, to taking care to use less water and paying extra attention to how many lights are left on.

Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2012, from noon-3:00pm. Bring the family, and let’s share some refreshments and be in the beauty of nature. Medicine Women will be doing a honoring ceremony all of the earth from 2pm-3pm. http://www.meetup.com/lightworkersgifts/events/59180662/

Let us know what you are doing for Earth Day! Tell us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Lightworkersgiftsandhealingcenter   or Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/LightworkerAnge

Connecting to Your Spirit Guides

Shine On!Each of us has Spirit Guides, and your Guide may be a person or an animal. As the situations in your life change, you may attract new guides to help you. Your Spirit Guides can help you with every aspect of your life, all you have to do is ASK! If you can think of a question, your Spirit Guides will give you an answer. Here are some tips for connecting with your Spirit Guides:

  • Find a quiet, comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. Stretch, relax, and breathe to relax and release any accumulated tension or stress.  Do this for at least three minutes, or as much as necessary to achieve a state of relaxation.
  • Set your spiritual intent to contact your spirit guide, and open up your awareness to their presence. You may see them, feel their presence, hear them communicating, or somehow just know they are there. Say “hello” and allow yourself to receive a “hello” back.
  • Relax, breathe and just be in their presence. Without speaking, ask your spirit guide if they have a message for you. If you have a question, remember to be very clear and focused on whatever situation you want help with. Be still and allow yourself to receive their spiritual communication. Just be…and listen.
  • When you end your connection, always give thanks to your Spirit Guide with a sense of gratitude for their help.

Have faith in knowing that if you ask for guidance,  or for a sign, it will always be given. But you must be open to receiving the message in any form. Remember that your Spirit Guides are always around you ready to help, but they cannot and will not interfere with your life. You must first invite them in, ask for their guidance and they will be happy to help you in any way they can.

Connecting with your Spirit Guides begins a wonderful relationship that will last your entire life. So if you haven’t yet met, now might be an excellent time to introduce yourself! Sunday, April 15, 2012 connecting to your Animal Spirit Guide: http://www.meetup.com/lightworkersgifts/events/calendar/

How do YOU use crystals? & Bonus Video

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Imagine Mother Earth giving her gifts just for you! Crystals are amazing!

The laws of physics tell us that all matter is energy in physical form. Matter is anything that takes up space as a solid, gas or liquid. Gemstones and crystals are examples of solid matter. Formed over eons by way of high pressure and heat, the Earth’s gemstones embody concentrations of energy. Crystals are formed from vapor or liquid that has been compressed or exposed to temperature changes. Presently, we use the energetic and physical properties of gemstones and crystals in many areas of technology. For example, they are used in lasers to perform delicate surgeries and in computers to move information almost instantly around the world. Gemstones and crystals are also used to focus and amplify the natural energies of the body to improve or boost wellness.

The use of gemstones for healing and other spiritual practices has its roots in ancient cultures. These practices have thrived over the centuries and are still used in our modern day world. There are numerous books, websites and other media about the use of gemstones and crystals for spiritual practices.

So, what value do you put on the energy of gemstones – and crystals? If you use them, what do you use them for? The following insights are from two different people followed by my own thoughts on this topic.

Viewpoint 1: I definitely believe gemstones and crystals have a place in my life. I have felt the grounding affects of Snowflake Obsidian, Hematite and Jet. Lately, with all the energy shifts I have had to practice grounding more often.

Viewpoint 2: I use crystals for many things. I have also discovered I can pick up a regular stone from outside and it becomes what I desire at that time. I put my intention into the stone. For instance, it might become a healing stone or a stone for reducing my stress. I have stones I put around a water fountain and my intention with these stones if for abundance!

Angel: I use gemstones and crystals as I do any other tool – when it’s appropriate, when it feels good. I use them for healing, grounding the house and amplifying energy. I also use gemstone wands for energetic healing sessions. Amethyst helps for dream recall, protection and much more. My favorite gemstone is Black Tourmaline. For me, it is so calming and protective – I feel like I am in a bubble of love.

If you would like to learn more about gemstones and crystals join us at the Basic Crystal class on Friday, April 13th!

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A Higher Frequency – Joy! & Video

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Where do we find joy? Joy, like all other emotions, whether negative or positive is a vibration or frequency. Guilt, fear and anger are all frequencies under 200. On the other hand, love, joy and gratitude are all frequencies over 500. Raising our vibration then, may be the key to experiencing joy. When the body’s energy, or frequency, is higher we are healthier in many ways.

The following is a list of suggestions for finding joy in your life. Ultimately, you must choose to be happy and joyous. You are the only one who can find reasons to feel good and experience joy. These may help get you started.

  • When you step outdoors see the beauty Mother Earth provides and be joyous. Really look at the flowers, plants and animals. Take a walk and look for nature’s beauty. Enjoy it.
  • Watch children – they seem to know the key to happiness. Joy seems natural to them as they sing, dance and play. It may be a good idea to play and have fun. Discover your inner child; see life through a child’s eyes.
  • Tune in to yourself. Take joy in making peace with whom and where you are. See the beauty of self. Acknowledge your divinity and live in appreciation.

All these actions tend to raise your emotional frequency. So, whatever it is that you find makes you feel good, happy and joyous, do it and do it often. You may find the feeling of joy comes to you easier as you practice it.

If you would like to learn more about finding joy, come see us on Wednesday, March 21st for the “Finding Joy In Your Life” class.

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Discover the Energizer YOU! And Fun Video!

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Discovering the energized you and raising your energy is important when it comes to being happy and healthy. A higher energy level boosts the immune system, keeps internal organs fit and releases those natural “feel good” hormones. The body functions better, the mind thinks with focus and stress is reduced. The following lists several ways to boost your energy level:

  • Practice love – Begin by loving yourself; look in the mirror and say “I love you!” Name 10 things you love about yourself. Express love to family and friends. If you have a pet, hold them, love and enjoy them.
  • Breathe – Inhale and exhale through your nose. Your lower belly should expand and contract as you breathe.
  • Drink water – Drink half your weight in ounces of water each day.
  • Smile, laugh and have fun – Smile radiantly, sincerely and joyfully at every opportunity. Laugh; watch a funny movie, share jokes with your friends, laugh at the absurdities of life. Make time for fun activities.
  • Stretch and Exercise – When you awake in the morning stretch your body; during the day take breaks to stand and stretch. Give your body a workout; walk, bike, swim or try Tai Chi! Go dancing or dance by yourself. Find an activity you like and do it regularly.

There are many other ways to raise your energy. I am excited to offer a new class about raising your energy! The class material will offer even more ways to raise your energy. We will discuss the benefits in greater detail and we will have fun with several suggested techniques. So, if you would like to learn more about the benefits of raising your energy and some brilliant tips, come to the class “Techniques to Raise Your Energy” on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

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