Posts Tagged ‘Emotions’

Moving Beyond Discouragement

I had an email catch up with a friend today, and we both thought parts of our exchange would help anyone else facing discouragement. I’ve corrected typos, added paragraphs for easier reading, and removed obviously identifying information like names, location and personal details. Otherwise, the question and my response appear intact below.

This week I’ve heard from enough clients, friends and relatives that I know more than just my friend are dancing a mazurka with discouragement. Whether your challenge stems from money, work, family, health, life path, and/or romance, please know, you’re not alone. You don’t need to know your entire trajectory right this moment. You just need to get unstuck by finding and taking the next step. And then the next one. As J.R.R. Tolkien said, “Little by little, one travels far.”

My friend:

… As an aside, do you ever get discouraged? The reason I ask is because you always seem so confident in your dealings and writings about Faeries, the world beyond the Veil, and all things spiritual/mystical, and that is a tremendous inspiration to me, but Continue reading

Elicia Miller’s Online Classes and Candida Webinars and Support

Since Candida affects so many people, particularly once other health or emotional issues begin to sap confidence, I’m pleased to learn that my friend and colleague Elicia Miller has begun offering low cost online classes on general topics in order to complement her more Candida-directed support. I’ve known Elicia since 2010 and have witnessed so many positive, empowering transformations in her own life. She’s also sent dozens of her clients my way for Medical Intuitive check-in’s, and I can vouch that the things Elicia’s clients have relayed to me about her advice and methods have definitely checked out on my end.

Unlike me, Elicia’s quite tech savvy, which opens the doors to webinars and online classes on a variety of topics either directly related to Candida or connected to the emotional and relationship patterns that set people up for anything less than optimal health. You can find more information on her extremely low cost (or free) online classes and webinars by clicking here. If online classes and support groups aren’t your thing, but you struggle with any type of chronic illness or symptoms, do watch out for “One Crazy Broccoli: My Body is Smarter than my Disease,” a compilation book that includes Elicia’s story and tips, due for release on October 28, 2015. I’ve read her excerpt and learned inspiring things even I didn’t know about Elicia and her path to healing.

I have no financial stake in sharing about her classes, services or book. I just know that many readers would love to live healthier and more emotionally fulfilled lives, and I can say Elicia’s one of those walking testimonials of healing and growth. She has truly changed inside and out, although that sweet heart she’s always had only continues to shine brighter! 🙂

100 Days: Day 3, Anger

Thank you to Amanda for Day 3 of her new 100 Days series. In this one, she shares her own inner process of feeling, addressing and thus being able to transmute anger into something useful and empowering rather than destructive or crippling. Male or female, you can find tips in here, but this article particularly addresses women — for whom anger remains a much more Shadow emotion. Nice girls don’t get angry, right? Wrong. But wise women know how to manage their anger, funneling it into something new and more preferred. Blessings and Love, Amanda … thanks for sharing so openly along your way!

Reminders, Resources, and Acknowledgements

Just a few things I find myself repeating in various forms to clients, blog readers, friends, family and acquaintances:

1) We’re now in Mercury Retrograde. Don’t be surprised by lost or delayed emails and snail mail, extra typos, messed up travel plans, miscommunications, overreactions and misunderstandings. Par for the course, folks. You can, however, find ways to thrive during a Mercury Retrograde. For those who could use some refresher tips, here’s a 2012 article with all sorts of explanations and suggestions.

2) The topic of friendship is front and center right now. I keep hearing from people facing major upheaval and frustration in their friendships and other close relationships. Part of this may be from the influence of #1, but the current major process of revision transcends a single astrological influence. In case you’ve been living under a rock, planet Earth faces too many extinction level challenges to name in one post without triggering panic. Have you ever known someone given a terminal diagnosis? Whether valid or not, that prospect usually initiates some soul searching:

“If I really might not have that much time left, how do I want to spend my remaining days? With whom do I want to spend my remaining time? How do I want to feel? What kind of legacy do I feel called to leave in my wake?” Whether conscious or not, humanity feels its impending terminal diagnosis, and individuals are in various stages of the corresponding soul crisis. It’s decision time, and some decisions are easier and more obvious than others.

Please don’t take things personally, and please don’t take my recognition of extinction level challenges as doom and gloom. Doing so would assume that I don’t believe people can rise to the challenge, and I very much sense that we each can. Whether we each will is a different story, but I know that we can. As I said, it’s decision time. Not everyone thrives on life or death choices. Some people panic, some push others away, some retreat and then return once they’ve gathered their thoughts and feelings. Consider tending to your own process and the influence that opens to you, rather than barreling uninvited into someone else’s intensely personal process.

3. Bodies need extra care right now. Please review Tom Kenyon’s message about Chaotic Nodes and how these affect the body. Even though he wrote that piece way back in crazy 2014, we’re still in those chaotic nodes. They’re increasing, not going away any time soon. Remember to honor your body’s needs if you want to make these transitions in body.

4. If you’re really at your wits’ end or even if you just want some extra support, I designed this month’s specials to help people move more easily through these energies. Please click here for details.

5. Remember to breathe — the cleaner the air, the better. For some of you that means indoor air with lots of plants, since outside is a chemtrail and car pollution soup. Get near some plants with leaves and inhale deeply. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with CO2 eating leaves outdoors, inhale deeply for the rest of us! Wherever you are, take at least a few moments to hug a tree and touch the ground. Your body is a part of the Earth, and reconnecting will balance the zips and zaps coming at us from all over the place. If you feel really challenged by the chemtrails, wifi, EMF pollution and other assaults, you might want to review this post on Amazing Orgone.

6. Design your own daily, monthly and seasonal rituals. These don’t need to be elaborate; they just need to be conscious and repeated. Rituals provide structure and grounding in the midst of chaos and confusion. They can also offer antidotes to the world’s current harshness, inviting us to reconnect with beauty, timelessness and alignment. A ritual can be as simple as a consciously appreciated and enjoyed cup of coffee or herbal tea or as elaborate as a group ceremony celebrating the Wheel of the Year. Listening to music, taking a well-timed cat nap, or wearing certain colors on certain days can all acquire ritual status. For additional ideas about designing a ritual, please see Laura Daligan’s recent video, “Ritual Corner.”

7. Whatever you’re going through, remind yourself that “This, too, shall pass.” Because, guess what? It will. Guaranteed. So long as humanity follows linear time, things will fade into the past, and as soon as humanity embraces the idea that all time is now, the act of consciously choosing what “time” to focus upon becomes an obvious option. Enjoy the journey; it’s one heckuva a ride. 🙂

Some thoughts on anger, from ~Jean, February 5, 2014

An excellent post from Jean Haines about different types of anger and ways we can choose to utilize anger as a positive force rather than letting it eat away at us … or, perhaps worse … get co-opted by others to manipulate us into things we really do not want. I’ve written numerous times about the power of emotions, and Jean’s post goes right along with that idea, specifically addressing anger in its many forms.

The Power of Your Emotions

Today, we have another series of comments turned blog post, this time from a discussion on Jean Haines’ blog. The discussion included after this long introduction covers ideas of being “in this world but not of it,” the Temperance Card and the Age of Aquarius, as well as the importance and power of your emotions. As regular readers know, I very much value the importance and power of love and forgiveness. I also recognize that love sometimes means calling out abuse, and then following that emotional line with action to stop future abuse.

The New Age and “Ascension” Movements have become so indoctrinated with the idea of “if you fight it, you feed it” that it’s tempting to lose sight of other choices. It’s not an either/or option of “live completely passively or become a violent thug.” We don’t need to “join them” and employ the same methods of violence and “power over.” We have other options besides “fight” or “flight.” We can also acquire different weapons that lift the old “fight” into newer territory. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” was said by the same genius (Albert Einstein) who reminded us, “No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created it.”

Like it or not, the subtle shift that turned the Peace Movement into the Anti-War Movement effectively neutered a force powerful enough to change the world. Before the CIA flooded hippies with LSD, real, honest, core emotions fueled a desire for world peace. A desire accompanied by powerful actions like organic gardening, creative (yet non-violent) non-compliance, and alternative community lifestyles. The power structures infiltrated the Peace Movement in the same ways they’ve infiltrated the New Age, Awakening and Truth Movements — from one angle, drugging people out with hope-ium, pharmaceuticals, or “natural” highs that leave people completely ungrounded and therefore powerless to effect on-the-ground change … from the other angle, converting righteous anger and empowering passion into mindless rage.

If we want peace to become a real, tangible force again, then we need to find middle, upper and lower ground — we need to seek until we find the best footing to implement real change. Pie in the sky is a fine starting place, but right now we’ve got drones in the skies … and many of the hopium “pacifists” not only voted to continue those drones, but they continue to endorse and enable violence through head-in-the-sand non-violence. If we can’t figure out how to stop violence, then at the very least, we have a sacred responsibility to create real, grounded alternatives so that a Tipping Point can actually happen. Slapping a “Love ‘n’ Light” sticker on genocide and tyranny doesn’t transmute such evils into “Bliss.” Not in the real world, anyway. Yes, infuse the real world with bliss — raise the default vibration — but doing so requires an occasional visit to the messy physical and emotional realms. The more often we visit, the more chances we have to influence the direly necessary clean-up and renovations.

For those who like the pseudo-Awakening Matrix Movies: it’s not just about Red Pill or Blue Pill. We can take a Purple Pill or — here’s a radical idea in the age of BigPharma– how about No Pill? How about actually allowing ourselves to feel those emotions, to observe them before discarding them as irrelevant or “low vibe.” Maybe we want those emotions … or at least to harvest their energy. How about reclaiming options that are rightfully ours but currently not offered for public consumption? We can become (to use another biblical expression) “wise as serpents, harmless as doves.” Many truly good, caring people have embraced the “harmless as doves” part, but far, far fewer have taken the “wise as serpents” part to heart. Wisdom begins by knowing ourselves — even the parts we wish weren’t there. Maybe especially those parts!

Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” We live in a world where the DSM-5 classifies pretty much every single emotion as a psychological disorder that requires “treatment.” A world where BigPharma medicates the emotions into oblivion; a world where fluoride — which is essentially pineal gland poisoning Prozac — is pumped into public water supplies, as it was used in WW2 gas chambers to keep prisoners from freaking out and becoming troublesome. Yes, the internet and news are filled with “fear porn” and vitriol, but in our attempts to reclaim sovereignty over ourselves and to heal our planet, let’s not throw the babies out with the bath water.

Babies are precious. So are our emotions … as long as we nurture them, get to know them and learn how to trust them again. Despite all the attempts at divide and conquer and false duality, we don’t live in a black and white world. There’s plenty of Shadow to explore, and if we’re afraid of exploring it, including the emotions and energies that frequently dwell there, then we will continue to offer ourselves up to manipulation by those who’ve fully embraced the “wise as serpents” aspect while only paying lip service to “harmless as doves.”

Please note, I am not advising anyone on pharmaceutical medications to go dump their prescription med’s in the toilet. If you would like to get off prescribed med’s, please do consult a doctor, naturopath or other professional with experience in mitigating withdrawal effects, as pharmaceuticals create actual dependencies, which need to be safely addressed. The Hippocratic Oath advises, “First, do no harm,” but again … we must always remember to be “wise as serpents.” We live in a co-opted world. If we wish to free ourselves from all the layers of creepy infiltration, mind control, and the current — happening right now in mainstream society near you — Zombie Apocalypse, then we need to reclaim our emotions, learn what they are and how to work with them rather than being controlled by them. Respect, not control. If those emotions weren’t so powerful, then the NWO/transhumanist agenda wouldn’t work so hard at manipulating and/or eradicating them. As Starhawk says, “Where there’s fear, there’s power.”

I trust some people will find bits of resonance and assistance in the following comments, too:

Greater Arcana says:
December 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

That sounds like fear still talking. Jean said we have to lose attachment to that fear in the opening of this post. The name of the ascension game is to be on this earth, but not OF it. Forgiveness and understanding are what these military dogs, their superiors, and even those in the top tier of the cabal need. They were not loved enough. That’s the real lesson here. Learn it or continue to do things just like they do.

Tempering metal is one of the hardest processes to achieve. The same goes for tempering our base consciousness upward into spirit. I give you the Temperance Card. One foot on earth, the other within water, symbolizing spirit: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RWS_Tarot_14_Temperance.jpg
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Jean says:
December 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm

🙂 Sometimes, though, I think we need to express our feelings, all the while knowing we aren’t going to act on them. To keep them inside is not wise . . . When they come out in the open, I thinkit is sometimes easier to deal with them. . . Hugs, ~Jean
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laurabruno says:
December 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Well said, Jean, and also, just a note:

In the Tarot (and many other places) water represents the emotions, not spirit. Wands/fire are the suit of spirit. Emotions are extremely important, as they keep us in touch with our soul. The Temperance Card is a great illustration, but it is showing the importance of balance AND the connection between Earth and the emotions in the Age of Aquarius –Aquarius being the water bearer.

Peace,
Laura
Jean says:
December 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm

I agree with your words, but I would like to add that it is important that we keep the emotional pathway to our heart/souls clear, so the messages we get from our hearts are accurate . . . I hope you can agree with this. . . Hugs, ~Jean

laurabruno:

Yes, Jean, I am very much a proponent of people clearing emotions and also transmuting them into higher vibration and/or using the emotions to fuel passion towards something positive we do want in this world. I just find that many times there is a desire to skip the step of actually being in touch with the emotions in the first place. That’s rampant in repressive “religions” but also very much something to keep an eye on in the whole “Ascension” movement. Denial is not the same as transmutation; refusing to look at what’s happening is not the same thing as pivoting from what’s not wanted and recognizing our own levels of influence to change things — in thought and intention, yes, but also, quite often in action.

That’s one reason why I appreciate Neil so much. I think you would agree that he’s quite a passionate guy. He’s got that fiery Irish energy that can seem like a lot of bluster to people, but if you look beyond the bluster, it’s clear he has a tremendous amount of Love. Too often, Tough Love or speaking truth to power is seen as “negative” or “fear based.” Not dealing at all with Shadow emotions simply does the NWO’s work for them — instead of them needing to censor and medicate us, we do it for them through fear of anything that’s not “Light.”

There is a difference between darkness and evil. Compost occurs in darkness and fertilizes the soil; without it, the soil becomes sterile. There’s a huge connection between soil and soul, between humus and human. Soul grows in the dark; spirit grows in the light. As humans, we have and need both. Earth is Ascending. One of the easiest guarantees of being on that track is to align ourselves with Earth, our bodies and our emotions. In order to do so, we need to spend some time in Nature, eating real, non-GMO foods and removing toxic poisons — on all the levels with whatever tools we find effective.

I think we are essentially coming from quite similar perspectives given your story of your own healing. I just hate to see people immediately stamping out anything as “fear” or “not high vibe enough.” Fear is sometimes a valid warning system to “pay attention,” “be careful,” “change your path,” etc. Anger at abuse can provide courage and strength for action to halt such abuse. The key is not to get stuck in these emotions. That’s where the Temperance card provides a good model.

I find Abraham-Hicks’ concept of an Emotional Guidance Scale extremely relevant and empowering for people: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/abraham-hicks-the-emotional-guidance-scale/ … You can’t immediately access bliss from a place of despair; each emotion provides stepping stones to preferred ones, but again, if we just try to put a brave or happy face on things without real honesty, inner and quite oftentimes OUTER work, as well, then we haven’t “Ascended,” we’ve just deepened the denial structure. Thank you for your blog and the comments/discussion.

Hugs,
Laura