Saturday 19 November 2011

Now is an Emotionally Tough Time

I know things have been rough for all of us of late; it’s not easy when the media is shouting out about economic difficulties, government failures, religious irresponsibility and people being attacked on the streets. In fact, it’s just plain rough full stop. And even worse, the old trauma, the old pain, the stuff you thought you already dealt with? It’s back and it’s biting you bad. You thought you already sorted it out, but it’s caught you in its hook and you’re drowning in it.

It can be even harder when the person you love is upset as well; the ideal partnership is when you feel bad and they are there for you, but when you both feel bad at the same time, wow. There is no reprieve when it feels like you are both drowning together.

What is actually happening?

The whole of human consciousness is shifting right now and raising its vibration. When the vibration is raised, the bad stuff sifts out, and (hopefully) falls away. If you are sensitive to energies you will pick up on it, both the rise in vibration and, unfortunately the lower, negative vibrational energies. And to make sense of what you are feeling you interpret it all through your body, through your personal experiences. We understand how to work with the heavy stuff more than the lighter stuff so we go for that like a magnet and the problem right now is that the bad stuff you are picking up on resonates with your old stuff. “Oh no here we go again”.

This time it is different.

We need to work with the times instead of against them. No more going back with a trawl to dredge through your old issues to find out which stone was left uncovered, which part you have not dealt with. You must believe that you HAVE dealt with you own, old stuff (if indeed you have!).

If you have not done your work already, then now is the time. There is no escaping it –go for it with zeal and the knowledge that the work you do now will be so quick and easy compared to how things worked in the past. Get help if you need it, things can move too fast these days for us to be able to make sense of it alone.

Reassure yourself, and your partner if necessary, that you have done the work and that your body is just picking up on the resonance of the energies around you right now. Those energies resonate with abuse, depression, violence, pain, grief. And of course they do - look at the abuse that is going on around you in the world right now. But it is not yours. Breathe and let it go. You don’t have to go back and do the work again. I promise!

How to get through this:

It’s not always so easy to find the positive things in life. So if you are a couple drowning in negativity right now, hold onto each other and let it all flow through you. Or if you don’t have a special somebody, connect in with the beautiful Mother Earth and Father Sky by feeling your feet on the ground, your head open to the sky and ask to be held. Trust me, this works. Do it and see for yourself.

Make a list of good things in your life and let the old stuff go. Remind yourself of where you have been, what you have achieved and where you plan to go. If you can, make a list of goals for the future and streamline your energies into those, instead of into your pain and grief.
Take some time out to nurture yourself – make a cup of tea, read a delicious novel, go see a movie. Go for a walk and kick some leaves about, jump into a puddle. Call an old friend, bake a cake. Do something that you love, while breathing out the difficult emotions.

Take the day off the computer! Listening to other people can add to you confusion, picking up on their energies can exacerbate you own process, so switch off, and switch off the phone too. Send love to anyone who is pulling on you, either say it to them directly, or do it in your mind, and then shut down for the day.

We’re in a time of quickening, where everything happens faster and this is happening to many, many people. Remember, this is a huge time of change and it is vital for you to focus on the positive and let go of the fear.

Now go pour yourself a cup of tea and smile. You’re doing great!

Thursday 10 November 2011

Calling all Reiki Practitioners

Image by Tara Moorman
I was working on the Reiki stand with my RFI practitioner friends in the Mind Body Spirit show in the RDS when a distressed woman came up to me. She asked me if she could see me for Reiki, and I said "yes of course", as you would.

I brought her over to the chair and she stopped and rustled in her handbag looking for something. I waited patiently, but she took a long time and as well as wondering what she was doing, I noticed that her hands were shaking.

"Are you ok?" I asked? "I just had an aura photograph done" she said as she pulled out a document from her bag and started leafing through the pages "I was told that I was a twin in the womb, my twin died and he is still with me in my energy field - look" she handed me a blurry aura photograph that I couldn’t read, of course, as I'm not au fait with aura photography. "The man just took the image and he said I had to get Reiki straight away to get the twin removed".
I was shocked, disappointed and of course, sympathetic for this poor woman who was obviously shaken by her experience. I said to her "Reiki doesn’t do that - do you know what Reiki is?" She didn’t. And neither did the Aura photographer, apparently.

This is a big lead in to a simple point - communicating Reiki is so important, but before we can communicate we need to have an understanding of it. Pamela says - "I don't encourage my students to take Second degree. I'm happy to teach them if they practice First degree self-treatment every day for 3 months at the very least, but that's only if they feel a draw for it. I'd rather have someone practice First degree every day for life than become Second degree practitioners, feel overwhelmed, and stop practicing because Second degree practice is more complicated."

It's time to really take the time to look at what Reiki is to us. Not to be afraid to separate out the extra things we do - Aura Soma, Massage,  Angel Therapy, and fortune telling, and to say that we also offer them. That we can give a combined treatment with Reiki and Angel Therapy if our client so desires. So that more people like the Aura photographer learns about how beautiful and simple Reiki can be.

And if you are wondering what happened to the woman at the exhibition, I told her that she needed some time to come to terms with what she had been told, that I could help her with her predicament as I am a trained Shamanic Practitioner as well as a Reiki Practitioner. I suggested in my best counselling voice that perhaps she should sit down, have  a cup of tea, and let her energies settle before she decided to do anything else.

Friday 4 November 2011

Affirmation Meditation to Change your Vibration

As Above, So Below
For me, life is about being authentic; walking your talk, talking your walk. It’s so important to be true to yourself, to who you are. I have a client who proudly told me that she looks in the mirror every day and says “I love you” to herself. I asked her “but do you feel it?” She looked at her feet, and admitted that she didn’t. “It’s ok not to feel it,” I said, “but it’s not ok to pretend that you do”. She looked back up at me with interest.  I continued “Wouldn’t it be better to look at yourself in the mirror in the morning and say ‘Hey, I’m ok’, and really feel it, right deep inside you?”.  She smiled – she got it. As above, so below. What you say and do on the outside mirrors exactly how you feel on the inside. Authenticity.

So let’s work on this idea together.  I have put together a list of affirmations so you can find one that best suits where you are now with yourself. Try an affirmation from this list and see how it feels right down deep to your core, in your stomach. Is this one the right one for you? Does it feel right below, as well as above?  If not, try another one, and another, until you find one that fits. Feel it in your heart and notice how your energy changes. How the vibration of your body changes, when you say and feel these positive words.

The next part is to ask for any energy in your body that does not resonate with the words you have chosen, to leave your body now, as it is holding you back. Say it out loud “Please leave now”. Breathe in the energy of the words, say them again, and feel them deep inside the core of your being. Breathe out the energy of negativity, of self-doubt and fear. Anything that doesn’t match the certainty you feel that you are how you say you are. Feel the flow shift in your body as negativity leaves and flows down your legs, through your feet and into the ground.

Do this affirmation meditation for a few days and clear, clear, clear what doesn't belong. Become the energy of that. When you feel called, you can come back to this list and see if you can upgrade your affirmation to one that has a higher vibration to the one you chose the first time around. Then do it all again.

Affirmations:

I honor and care about myself
I am a divine being worthy of love
I am ok with myself
I am good enough
I accept myself for who I am
I like myself
It's good to be me
I deserve to be happy
I deserve love
I am open to receive love
I am open to receive joy
I love being who I am
I love my life
I am grateful for everything in my life
I am happy and proud to be who I am

You can of course make up your own affirmation – I’d love to hear it, and I’d love to find out how you got after trying out this exercise. Please leave your comments here, under this note!

Remember you can work with me now long distance. Contact me on abby@abby-wynne.com to find out more.
Namaste,
Abby