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March 2017 Specials

MARCH 2017 SPECIALS

So many people keep contacting me about Empath concerns and Empath health related issues that I’ve decided to extend the February Energy Protection for Empaths Special through March. My morning meditation also surprised me with a brand new, never before offered Special to help some people take a major step into the next phase of life and leadership. Details below. As always, I intuit which specials to offer based on my read of the current month’s energies and what I can offer as strongest support for the month’s potential shifts. I wish you each peace, discernment and joy as we continue to move through 2017’s powerful energies.

Energy Protection for Empaths

This new half-hour offering shares tips and techniques specifically tailored to your own energy field and the challenges you face as a “Sensitive” or “Empath” — someone who deeply feels the emotions and energies of others, including the larger collective energies and emotions. Empaths have intuitive, psychic, and healing gifts that can feel more like a curse when faced with discord, negative or disharmonious frequencies like EMF’s, groupthink, or emotional overwhelm.

As someone whose already very thin veil practically disappeared with a 1998 brain injury, I have learned through trial and error, extensive research and over 15 years as a professional Medical Intuitive, how to protect the energy field so that those “gifts” actually live up to their potential. These tips and techniques don’t mean you stop feeling the energies; however, they allow you to recognize more clearly when something’s “yours” and when it’s not. They also help you much more quickly return to peace, soul sovereignty, joy, and allow you to exercise much greater healing influence in your life and in our world.

$77 for the half hour if prepaid on or before 3/31/2017. This session can also be doubled for an hour at $154. For more information or to sign up, please contact me here.

$555 Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification Special

I’ve never offered something like this before, and I don’t know if I ever will again; however, this morning, I received a very strong sense to do so for the month of March 2017. I’m taking $95 off the normal rate for in-person or correspondence/phone/distance training and certification for Reiki Level III Master Teacher. This special obviously does not apply to everyone, as you will need at least Reiki Level 2 Certification from me or another Reiki Master Teacher. I also require a casual but effective application process so that I get a sense of readiness for this next level. 555 indicates divinely guided positive change, so it seems like an appropriate number for certification to teach “divinely directed healing energy,” another definition of Reiki besides “Universal Life Force Energy.”

People considering this special might find this Reiki Master Teacher FAQ post very helpful in answering common questions related to discerning your own readiness and our compatibility as teacher and student. You do not need to know for sure you’d like to teach Reiki in order to take this training. You just need to feel ready to learn Reiki from the perspective of one who could teach and who has committed to living the Reiki Principles as much as possible in your own life.If you decide you’d like to apply for in-person (in Goshen, IN) or long distance Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Certification, please contact me, and we’ll start the short application process. The message to post this special was so strong this morning, that I’m excited to see who steps forward. Offer valid if prepaid on or by March 31, 2017.

 

Denial, Boundaries, Dams and Emotions

Today’s post offers a collection of other posts with commentary based on what I’ve observed in recent sessions and in the larger world. It doesn’t take much intuition to recognize how polarized, projecting and intense emotions have become, especially in recent weeks. What surprises me (somewhat) is the degree to which even non-political people are empathing and experiencing the massive energies swirling around. So many people tell me about huge arguments in their microcosm, which exactly mirror huge arguments in the macrocosm. Or about feeling a need to suppress emotions and opinions in order to keep the peace, but then having physical symptoms arise that demand attention.

As within, so without. As without, so within. Add to this dynamic the struggle between the current energy pushing towards revelation and awakening — including rude awakening — fighting against the desire to shove unpleasant truths back under the rug, and we’ve got a roiling, boiling collective threatening to break the dam. Coincidentally, we also have a crisis at Oroville Dam — whose inadequate/defective spillways demanded (but did not receive) attention 12 years ago. Regardless of whether or not that dam creates a 100-foot tsunami of water through Continue reading

February 2017 Specials

I’ve decided to offer another Timeline Tune-In and Tune-Up Special because so many people keep contacting me with major concerns about the direction of our world and how this will impact them. I’m also introducing a new special this month — “Energy Protection for Empaths.” You can find details below.

FEBRUARY 2017 SPECIALS

Energy Protection for Empaths

This new half-hour offering shares tips and techniques specifically tailored to your own energy field and the challenges you face as a “Sensitive” or “Empath” — someone who deeply feels the emotions and energies of others, including the larger collective energies and emotions. Empaths have intuitive, psychic, and healing gifts that can feel more like a curse when faced with discord, negative or disharmonious frequencies like EMF’s, groupthink, or emotional overwhelm.

As someone whose already very thin veil practically disappeared with a 1998 brain injury, I have learned through trial and error, extensive research and over 15 years as a professional Medical Intuitive, how to protect the energy field so that those “gifts” actually live up to their potential. These tips and techniques don’t mean you stop feeling the energies; however, they allow you to recognize more clearly when something’s “yours” and when it’s not. They also help you much more quickly return to peace, soul sovereignty, joy, and allow you to exercise much greater healing influence in your life and in our world.

$77 for the half hour if prepaid on or before 2/28/2017. This session can also be doubled for an hour at $154. For more information or to sign up, please contact me here.

Timeline Tune-In and Tune-Up

In these current chaotic energies, it’s easy to get jostled onto a negative timeline. Because of the intensity right now, trajectories can shift very, very fast, thus the confusion of how a blessed life suddenly seems cursed. Railing against the chaotic energies right now won’t get you anywhere but stuck. The energies will remain chaotic for quite some time. If you learn how to deal with these energies, then you can use them as opportunities. Learning to acknowledge competing timelines encourages you to stop wallowing in self pity, confusion and grief and instead to recognize openings to preferred realities. This key energy shift brings a present moment consciousness that allows you to surf the chaotic waves instead of getting knocked over by them.

This hour session helps you to recognize your likely trajectory based on current energy patterns, intentions, and habits … and then, I search for the closest parallel reality versions of “you” with very slight differences that lead to more preferred (and more varied/greater opportunities for) positive outcomes. The scan and download are actually easier for me to do than to explain here, but if you’ve ever seen the movie “Sliding Doors” with its alternate reality story lines that intersect at certain points throughout the film, I’ll be scanning you for the “stickiest intersection points.”

I have found that these crossover points – i.e., parallel Universe bleed-throughs – can act like portals into alternate realities, preferred or not. That’s why you want to approach them consciously and respectfully, so that you recognize the power of the moment and choose wisely. The initial shift can look subtle, because if there weren’t enough similarities between the timelines/alternate realities, then the bleed-through moments wouldn’t happen so easily; however, in retrospect, such moments or decisions often seem “Fated.”

This reading gives you a heads up regarding the types of feelings, thoughts and experiences to watch for if you’re looking to sidestep onto a more positive timeline without needing to slog through linear time to get your desired life. In some cases, the preferred outcome even requires a sidestep, because the laws of cause and effect already set in motion on the current timeline are barreling you toward their “inevitable” end result. Fortunately, linear time’s not all it’s cracked up to be! These “timeline hops,” “portal points,” “reality jumps” – whatever you want to call them – are not only possible but powerful, and with awareness and practice, you can learn to surf such opportunities, charting your own course from current to next closest to preferred realities.

$133/hour if prepaid on or before 2/28/2017. Please contact me to sign up.

Jaime Meyer ~ Advice for Survival in These Wild Times

Jaime Meyer of Drumming the Soul Awake was kind enough to give me permission to publish his excellent “Advice for Survival in These Wild Times.” If you’re still reeling from any of the many shockers, chaotic energies and/or collective suffering and revelations, Jaime offers some corrective perspective: if you’re too zoomed in, zoom out!
Advice for Survival in These Wild Times
By Jaime Meyer
Dear Aghast Humans,
 
Whether you find yourself wanting to hide or wanting to fight, whether you feel enraged and engaged, or stunned and paralyzed, there is a single thing you need in this wild time: power from a source deeper and broader than the energies of fear that are whipping around so virulently.
Zoom Out.
To be effective agents of compassion, to be spiritual warriors, we need to be able to zoom in – see the specific kinds of suffering caused by systems. People inside the power structure, the beneficiaries of the system, often do not zoom in (because they really do not have to) and they literally do not see the suffering, and it seems “made up” to them. Their privileged position allows them to be zoomed slightly out all the time. So zooming in breaks through that layer of resistance. Sometimes we zoom in out of choice, but more often we are made to zoom in through a crisis that cracks our world open. So much of what is happening right now is that so many people are being forced to zoom in.
But we also must be able to zoom out – to see longer historical arcs, and see the even longer and less tangible arc of Spirit. Remember that our political system is designed to change every few years – that is part of its brilliance. Remember that freedom of speech really does apply to all – even assholes who are so goddamned wrong. Remember we survived Nixon and G.W. Bush, and McCarthy, and J. Edgar Hoover. Remember that the mid-term election process has already begun.
And remember the arc of Spirit: remember that human consciousness is developing- more slowly than we wish, but it is inexorable. It’s a big planet made up of people at all levels of spiritual development. Like it or not, we are experiencing this thing we call life together. And the earth, too, is on her own soul’s journey, and each of us are participating in her journey. There are many more unseen layers of reality than there are visible ones. Remember the shamanic motto: things are never just what they appear to be- Spirit is always at work initiating us into the next place. Try this truly challenging shamanic mantra: Fear is never the appropriate response. Really- try meditating with that phrase for 20 minutes. Even though it’s very difficult, try to remember that the power of Love outlasts all, and binds all together.
Staying zoomed in all the time to the unceasing flow of specifics delivered by Facebook and Twitter is inviting yourself to be devoured by anger and grief, and that makes you ineffective as a warrior, change agent, lover, parent, artist – on and on. I can convince myself that staying zoomed in, staying in a state of rage and fear, proves I am committed to a cause. I can believe that others who aren’t as angry as me are less committed. But anger is not commitment, its just anger. Zooming out – coming into contact with powers greater than Trump, greater than the immediate, greater than the human – this is how you cleanse yourself and re-fill your powers. Its not just a good thing to do – it’s life saving.
So make room in your life for a spiritual discipline – any discipline that truly helps you zoom out. Make room in your life to be with your spiritual tribe to do spiritual work together.
I was in the Amazon jungle on election night, actually in a deep ceremony. The next day I began an eight-day period of fasting and prayer and ingesting the next in a series of plants that help me hold more power, to be more effective as a healer and teacher. In a half-dreamy state one day, here is what the plant spirit said to me:
What did Trump promise? To bring the wrecking ball to structures that need to come down. What is the message that resonated? No more business as usual. What does he display? Confidence without shame. These are the energies, these are the messages of this time. Putting aside politics, demagoguery, personality and fear, what would happen if you applied the positive aspects of this message to your own life? What would your life be like if you said, “No more poisonous business as usual – no more tolerating powers that poison me. I’m inviting the wrecking ball to take out that structure that I hate, that encases me in smallness. Without shame, I step into a new structure.
 
What then? 

Empaths, Malaise, and Downward Spirals: How to Shift the Energy Now

I can’t tell you how many sessions I’ve had with people this past week for whom the election and its aftermath — regardless of their politics or disinterest in politics — has triggered massive grief, anger, shock, disbelief, confusion, feelings of fear, cognitive dissonance, betrayal, and/or the desire to give up. Most of these clients are people “who know better” than to go down such spirals, but for whatever reason, they can’t seem to pull themselves out of the whirlpool.

In most cases, their usual coping tools aren’t working, because the things bothering them aren’t really “theirs” to fix.

I’ve had an unusually high volume of calls from Water Signs this past week, especially Pisces, well known for their fluid boundaries and subconscious empathing of surrounding emotions and energies. Even if you’re not a Pisces, if you feel less than optimal right now, please consider the possibility that you might be empathing a bunch of energy from people and a culture whose carefully imprisoned Shadows just experienced a collective jailbreak and are now rioting in the streets. In some cases, quite literally.

If you continue to receive “signs” like angel number sequences, faery winks, creative ideas, and magical synchronicities but still feel awful, please prioritize what I call “good energy hygiene.”Literally brush yourself off if an interaction with someone sends you into a tailspin. Sweep down each arm from shoulder to fingertip and flick your fingers like you just washed your hands and can’t find a towel. Employ good energy filters: indoor plants, soothing music, protective crystals (especially black tourmaline, black obsidian, black jade, hematite, and onyx), use protective Runes like Algiz, and follow these guidelines below:

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If you need extra support right now, please don’t feel embarrassed to reach out. I can assure you that you’re not alone. People who began our phone calls sobbing this week ended them laughing and refocused. Sometimes it just takes a little adjustment to pop back into the good reality. A little chiropractic for the soul. As the veils continue to thin, we can sense all sorts of chaos and negativity, but in the immortal words of Leonard Cohen who recently crossed the veil: “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Big Love …

Lee Harris ~ September 2014 Energy Report

This is so right on, as usual! Lee gives important reminders about energy management — especially for empaths, intuitives and other sensitives during these chaotic times. The only thing I would change would be in his recommended exercise …

Always remember an exercise I gave a while ago. Imagine yourself in a cylinder. You can do this on a train, you can do this when you’re with people. Just for a few minutes imagine you are in a complete cylinder that goes a few feet down into the ground and thousands of feet up into the sky.

… instead of going just “a few feet down into the ground,” feel free to anchor yourself very deeply into the Earth. Doing so will ground you so that you can reach those “thousands of feet up into the sky.” Some people already expand upwards, and they’re really needing more of a downward anchoring in order to ground the energies, as in electrically ground the energies, as well as “ground” like creating deep roots in the ground.

Other than that, I found Lee’s message perfectly timed, and I know I, along with many others, have felt a need to pull back from certain relationships or “the world.” I can’t even tell you how many people keep telling me, “The world seems so surreal right now. I’ve pulled way back.” Yep … if you’re feeling that, and you’re an empath or sensitive, you’re right on cue.

Here’s Lee, and I’ve copied in his transcript below the video for those who prefer reading:

Turn Left at Distress and Head Towards the Light Body

Hi everybody and welcome to the Energy Forecast for September 2014.

This month I’m going to focus a little bit on the experience of being dis-empowered or empowered in your life and in your situation. Because that is the paradigm that we all find ourselves in at the moment.

So the thing about energetics is, they are subtle and ever present. While we can ascribe our inner feelings to outer circumstances, energetically it ultimately comes back to us and how we can balance how we feel about something.

So for example, if you’re one of the people who is getting consistently and repeatedly distressed by everything that you’re seeing going on outside you right now, you have to (at a certain point) recognize that engaging with those distressing things outside are actually all leading you back to one state – and it is the state of distress.

So you may be distressed about what’s going on in the larger world, what’s going on in your personal life, or you may be distressed about what’s going on for your friend. But universally for all of us and our nervous systems, when several of these factors start to accumulate, we start to deplete. We can only take so much stress in our nervous systems before we start to crash in on ourselves.

So if you are listening to this and you are somebody that has been doing that dance where you’re focusing on awful things all of the time; and you find yourself going, “Oh God, this is awful, this is awful…” and you’re reacting to things – you have to know it’s time to step back.

It’s not that you are stepping back and forever being inactive toward some of the things that you ultimately want to change. But as I’ve said before, when we’re spinning, traumatized or in a high level of emotion when we try to bring ourselves to an action, we don’t do a very good job.

So think of, say, your stressed mother who perhaps used to be stressed that visitors were coming to the house or she had a lot of work stress and maybe she would throw that energy at you sometimes, or you would feel that coming off her. She wasn’t necessarily helping you become a vessel of calm in those moments. What she was actually doing was transferring what she was feeling outward – her own stress. And you potentially absorbed it from her.

Just as your actions that you move toward with that energy will feel it and be repelled by you.

So understandably, with everything that’s going on in the world, you can look at the picture of the world and be alarmed by several things. But especially for the sensitive among you, there is a fine line between dis-empowerment and empowerment in your journey as a human. And for our very survival, both individually and collectively, our ability to balance ourselves and return to inner-empowerment becomes crucial at times of stress.

Those of you who perhaps are angry, upset or feeling let down by ‘the system’ of the world – recognize these are emotions that you’re going to have to move through before you will be truly effective to bringing change.

We’ve always known that this period in history was going to be tumultuous in many different ways. But if we start acting tumultuously as well, all we do is aggravate what we’re seeing outside us that we’re not liking, and start to lose our own ability to create change in that area.

One of the things that I have struggled with seeing in working in the self-development and spiritual fields, is observing the tendency that we in that area can have to go into either ‘victim-hood’ or ‘follower’. I’ll explain:

Many people who are actively pursuing self-development; spirituality will have a tendency to want to be told what’s going to happen in the future, so that they can calm down in the now. Or to be told what they should do by an outside source so that they can calm down in the now.

But the problem with all of that is it’s still operating in the old paradigm. It’s still operating in leader/follower mode. It’s still operating by waiting for that feeling from an outside authority over you.

So, if you recognise yourself in what I am saying, you don’t have to be hard on yourself about it. But just catch that the reason you are doing this is because a part of you is still spinning out and needing to find ways to develop this ‘self-calming’ aspect of yourself.

I’m a huge fan of teachers. Teachers have helped me all through my life and I’m sure they will continue to do so in the next 20-40 years. And a lot of my teachers are the people close to me who will reflect, offer advice or offer support.

But what I’m not a fan of is fully giving your power away to an outside source. Because ultimately the problem is the outside source that you’re giving your power away to isn’t you. No-one knows more than you do exactly what you need all of the time.

We are all individual. Yes, we’re one and we’re connected but we’re also individual.

And it’s for each of us to find our own individual signature in this life. And that can be a very scary prospect for us; because if we have been leaning on the hand rail of other people’s support and advice or a system, to suddenly let go and find our own way can be scary.

The reason I’m saying this today is I know that the truth for a lot of you at the moment is a fear around stepping into your own empowerment.

Stepping into divine alignment in the body – as well as in the spiritual centers – the heart center, the third eye – is vital. Living mostly up here (Lee points to the area above his head) is one way of operating. But, you only really become divinely aligned as a human being when you can bring it down into the body too.

So you may be able to vision your way off into the ethers, but can you deal with the conflict that’s going on between you and a family member? Because grounding that ability is as important for your strength as an ability to vision. It all goes together.

I mentioned many months ago that perhaps back in the 2000s this ‘upper expansion’ was what many people were doing. They were learning how to ascend in themselves and go upwards in their energy body. And I feel in the last 4-5 years as a kind of pattern for people, the challenge is to come back down and to bring your light and your compassion and your open heart into the parts of you and the actions that the world now needs.

So to go back to the beginning, to those of you who are perhaps coming to the awareness that you are freaking out about things in the outer world, you will be no good to anybody unless you step back into your house for a time.

The way that we desensitize from an over stimulated nervous system is to highly attend to our well being; and for many of you that’s going to involve stepping back for a while.

So, agree to have a very small life until you feel ready to be bigger again. Even if part of you is reading this and going, ‘well how can I focus on being small when X, Y and Z are going on?’ You’re the very people I’m talking to – because you will be no good to those things you focus on when you’re in that spinning state. And actually, just taking a week or a month to make your life very small again and to focus on just the things in your immediate environment rather than going too widely out into the world.

This is something I’m seeing a lot with people who are psychic, highly sensitive, or very empathic. We’re living in a more communicative and extended grid of life than we ever have before. The internet is one of the symbols of this. Suddenly we have the ability to connect to the ‘hive-mind’ of the world more than ever before – and yet we need to remember the hive mind is very diverse. All of us are diverse. Even you and your best friends are very different in the way that you think and feel about things, and that’s true. Connecting in to that group mind can therefore be highly stimulating.

So this is a real time to know yourself and to check out how you feel about what’s going on on the planet and how you would like to play your part. And while you’re in collapse or fear, you’re not going to know how to play your part. You just have to step back and recover first.

The other side of this of course, is the inability to make decisions or more importantly the fact that one day you will go, “Ah. I want to go over here and do this!” And the next day it may be a complete flip in your desires. Some people have expressed to me they are experiencing this and finding that a really odd process.

There are a couple of reasons it’s happening:

We were always told that time was accelerating and that we were going to experience things faster. Well, that’s exactly what that is.

But also, the old operating program of the body that in 2007 would have put all its weight behind the ‘vision’ or this idea that you get which you felt passionate about, these days you’re going to get five of those in a week. And you can’t put your energy behind those five things and still survive. And if you try to, you will end up spun out in the way I described of the people at the beginning.

So understand that it’s ok to be inactive even if you have a ton of visions that the old you would have run at. That level of vision is the new normal. It’s ok to have a very high sensory mind and sensory awareness, but to not necessarily be able to put your action behind any of those things right now.

As the hive mind and the hive heart of the world increases, and we start to feel more connected to each other, it is a process of both light and shadow, because we see the light in the world and we see the shadows in the world. Through this we start to amplify not only our own energy, but become quite infused with all the information/energy out there from everybody else.

So it’s knowing how to differentiate between the energy you feel is yours to act on, and what is perhaps that person’s desire.

And beyond that, ask yourself – “What is mine to learn from in this vision without bringing it any action? Perhaps I will learn something and won’t have to act on it, but I will just have an experience of having a revelation.”

But secondly, this is one of the stages that happens when you’re entering what many refer to as your light-body.

We talk about density levels energetically, and to give you an example for density, that is the kind of people who, for example, are playing things out through drama right now.

If you’re playing something out through drama, you’re at the lower end of the scale in your energy body. And don’t judge yourself for that. Sometimes that’s exactly what you need to clear something from the past or to learn the awareness to not walk into drama again at that level.

So, no judgment here people. That’s the big one for all of us to ingrain. Pure acceptance that it is what is and you have to hold that truth against the voice of the inner judge.

One of the reasons that there is so much inaction, indecision and conflict thought is because as things start to lift off you, as your light body grows, your energy body expands. All of the thoughts and the feelings that were previously embedded in your mind, head and your body start to just head toward your perimeter before they burn off. But in the interim they kind of hang here.

So that’s why many of you are feeling like you’re being distracted by thought and emotion. It’s actually leaving your body. But the part of you that’s used to using your action to support your thoughts and your emotions almost wants to rejoin it. So as this thing drifts off, you might go, “Ooh, I might need to do that.” But it’s not that you need to do it, it’s just that you need to let it be and let it drift.

So, again my constant message: take really good care of yourselves; because so much is pulsing. You don’t have to respond to that pulsing by feeling you have to be drawn into it. The more you can sit back, the more you can observe, the more you can let your own feelings settle, what you’re going to do is come into alignment of your own power. And operate in a new way.

Always remember an exercise I gave a while ago. Imagine yourself in a cylinder. You can do this on a train, you can do this when you’re with people. Just for a few minutes imagine you are in a complete cylinder that goes a few feet down into the ground and thousands of feet up into the sky.

What it will do is remind you that you have a height on this Earth and that everything you’re feeling horizontally, you don’t necessarily have to engage with in the same empathic or enmeshed, entangled way.

The person who walks into the room that slightly upsets you; just imagine while you’re in that moment with that person, if you’re not having to talk to them, just bring in that cylinder and remind yourself, “ I am tall on Earth, I am tall on Earth.”

Height is a very important thing for us to place our focus on right now because so many people are getting horizontally wide with their emotional pulsing. And as they get horizontally wide, depending on how clear they are, there’s a big difference between heart-width – someone who emanates heart – and someone who’s spreading all their stuff out into the room and it’s a real tangle.

So remember your height. “I am very tall on this Earth.”

Ok everybody, well thank you for tuning in.

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So much love everybody. Take care and see you in October.

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Overcoming Resistance to a Healing Path

One more comment bump-up — this one regarding the frequent wave of resistance that seems to arrive when people begin stepping into their own healing power. This wave can manifest as physical symptoms, Shadow mirrors in relationships or seeming “Fate” that intervenes and sends people back to “feeling small.” It has many forms, and I hear about it sooo often when people are in process of shifting their own self-definitions and expanding their influence and responsibility. Here’s the comment I made in response to some of these concerns:

Thanks for sharing. Your experiences with resistance are all too common. Some of us need a metaphorical whack on the head, and others of us take that quite literally. 😉 I would say just start by focusing on the things that you CAN do without having a backlash. Maybe that’s just having an uplifting word or giving someone a compliment in line at the market. Maybe it’s holding the door for a woman with three screaming children and smiling at her instead of judging her for “not being able to control her kids.” Maybe it’s learning the name of the person who cleans the office and making a point to make eye contact with them and greet them by name.

Healing isn’t just about the miraculous, spontaneous removal of symptoms or the perceived ability to do that for someone else. Sometimes healing is much more about respect for self and others — making a conscious effort to recognize and cultivate the humanity in someone who has all but forgotten themselves amidst the busyness of life or the demands of a job that feels constricting or demeaning. When we take those moments to recognize the spark — not just of the Divine, but also of the human — we change our world, person by person, moment by moment.

So what if you don’t feel like you can quit your job tomorrow and go on the self-help talk circuit! Surely, you can find one random act of kindness to do each day. Those unexpected gifts of re-humanization are often more healing than multiple visits to a doctor or “energy worker.” We are constantly sending out energy. By becoming at least a bit more conscious of our opportunities to send out positive, compassionate, change-inducing energy, we ARE taking action, and those actions build. Eventually, you will begin to think differently of yourself, and it will just be a huge “of course!” that you move into larger and larger steps. But never forget the little steps. Those are like pixie dust in a downtrodden world.