Spiritual Curatives For Emotional Distress

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[Editor’s note: I originally channeled this message the morning of my Vision Board Workshop on January 3rd. I didn’t share it with anyone, yet I feel very strongly to share it today. I happened to have found it today even though I didn’t open it on my computer…hmm.

In light of the recent events of protests and marches, the intense debates online and in the media, the nauseating news stories of the anger, hatred, fear, vitriol that is being introduced by the racist, sexist, money-driven white supremacists running the White House in America and all the people who find themselves caught and unable to look away, feeling helpless, I needed to teach about something I know on the subject.

This is the broadcast for all self-reflective, sensitive, caring and loving individuals, activists, artists, healers on this path who feel affected by what’s going on in the world in some way, who are caught up in the drama, the internet trolls out there, the general malaise of all their friends and family and want to become aware of their own energy field to be better able to cleanse, heal, and serve. Read on:]

Our purpose is to channel love.

Our body is a vessel for spirit to act out its destiny.

Each one of us is a vessel for our own heart’s spirit, the spirits of many other people around us in our lives, and the spirit of nature.

There is a call to bring our Spirit to become alive again, to refresh our purpose and return to our calling to continue to reform and improve society.

I experience in my practice and in the healing of myself and others that there are certain things you can do to bring Spirit to Body. These things all elicit a palpable feeling state of flow for everyone, some having more of a palpable affect of the feeling state of spirituality in the body than others. As you look over this list, you can perhaps recall a time that you experienced something out of the ordinary yet possessing a certain type of miraculous feeling – a “life is a miracle” feeling where you had new eyes and senses from which to perceive the world, new life, new spirit.   These feeling state awareness come in the form of the following activities/items:

  • Taking a Shower
  • Writing a poem or making art
  • Exercising/Sweating
  • Yoga T’ai Ch’i or Qi Gong
  • Going to the movies or reading a powerful book
  • Doing a breathing technique
  • Praying, going to a temple or house of prayer
  • Using stones, crystals or gems
  • Taking a salt bath
  • Having a conversation with a friend or lover that’s really meaningful
  • Writing in your journal
  • Using sage, incense or a candle for cleansing
  • Meditating
  • Participating in a ritual with a tribe or shaman where there is chanting, singing and sacred music with or without the use of an entheogen
  • Sitar, gong, or singing bowl sound healing
  • Getting body work

 

Getting an acupuncture treatment is among the first and most effective naturally healthy and gentle ways to clear your energy field that I have found for my journey personally. The list above can cure the subtle and denser layers in the physical body, that which would normally disturb our ability to see and perceive life through the eyes of love and infinite possibility.

Our spirit continuously renews in the matter in these ways, and having an unending position of gratitude for it increases its potency even more.

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In acupuncture I sense people’s energetic availability in the moment and I have a psychic knowing sense of the various things that are bothering them. I can hear their pain, and where there is a need to let go of certain thought form entities of stuck energy that need to be removed and worked out of the density and released.

We all have sticky auras, because we all need other people to help us grow and evolve, and this is part of our purpose to become aware of these things that were once betrayed to us in the matter. 

The negative entities get in to our bodies starting as some experience in our life that never got cleared and kept being added to our thoughts and memories so much so that it began replaying in our reality day to day. As it grew stronger over the months and years it began to become shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, lower back pain.

It would come into the body or manifest in the body during certain periods of emotional stress and discomfort reminiscent of this initial invasion. Interestingly it wouldn’t show up at other times when things were more calm like they had gotten out of the environment or away from the person which was caustic, or they became distracted and enlivened by something that made them happy (or by doing one of the above things on the list!) either for a small window of time or through an intentional lifestyle change. There was a disconnect to this thought form which made room for new life and new healing and the freedom of their spirit to exist in the world in a new way.

This is what happens from living out in the world and being subject to life as human beings between heaven and earth, light and dark, form and ether. In order to grow and advance and move into uncharted territory in our lives we have to mitigate our energetic body living in the present moment with the inertia of our past.

We have to be willing to do the present moment, mindful energy work that is necessary to take a quantum leap. We must locate spirit in our lives and see spirit in life and feel spirit in our bodies to be able to heal these things. Whether momentarily or for a lifetime  these spiritual beings incorporate in us so we can, as mediums, be able to augment or eliminate them at will to feel more at ease and control in our lives. All of us are masters of our own lives and healers of our own energy, learning quite a lot over our lifetime about ourselves.

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I’m seeking to take something esoteric like spirit and spirituality and make it physically understood for people so they can have a sense understanding in their body what this feeling is and why it’s important to pay attention to it.

To talk about addictions briefly

This is a repetitive cycle that is compounded of many different influences, ancestral karma, and hurts over time. The longer something goes unexamined, the more it can grow into our bodies causing pain and causing layers of pain. As we release the layers we spiritually grow and are able to help others release these wounds on an exponential scale which helps the whole world.

Addiction is a disease in the mind that we must cure that has a psychological and bodily response in us, causing us to go on automatic to quell the outside stressor that is coming in. We don’t know what we don’t know until we are placed out of the habit or environment that was keeping us numb to our own wisdom our body constantly communicates to us.

Strong addiction is an endless cycle that keeps repeating as the body starts to get used to the highs and lows from the initial impact(s) considering it a normal bodily state. Scientifically speaking, our body adapts to the radical hormone fluctuations that are propagated through the stressor, along with the substance or emotion that comes as an automatic response.

If it’s not an alcohol or narcotic or some other addiction to things, it’s a love addiction or a drama addiction with social implications where the mind can creates upsets like “I’m not getting enough attention,” “I’m not being shown enough love,” “That person is treating me badly,” to act out old recordings of our past. This invokes a familiar pain which we on a subconscious level attract and need to experience over and over again until we receive the instructions for how to unplug from these drainages in our energy system. This pain is so we can grow and manifest under new paradigms the thoughts and beliefs which are in the alignment of self love and forgiveness, defined by us as the masters of our inner world.

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We can easily react from the position of the innocent children as the victim, yet the call is to accept everything that happened to us and is happening to us not as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ notions but to realize that somewhere there’s a karmic ballpark where everything that everyone is doing to one another makes sense for the grander plane of the love unfolding in the world.

Practice one of these self care rituals for half an hour every day and listen to how your body feels before and after.

Receiving healing work from a self-cultivated practitioner such as an acupuncturist can help greatly to unravel these patterns so the body can begin to direct us in healthy ways where we have gone astray from listening intuitively within.

We are made of 90% water, with the same organic compounds as other living beings, soil, and the stars in the sky. It is helpful to use substances from nature for healing such as the ocean or the moon can help to bring these emotions and disruptions out of our body. Salt baths, crystals, as I mention, are some of the things that vibrate at a naturally higher frequency. Nature is constantly trying to help us. The more we can align with the cycles and the gifts of the seasons for great health and ease in life.

The goal of all my mentioning this to you is to be in the present moment with total forgiveness, without judging the mystery of the unknown past and future as it presents itself to us.

As human beings forgiveness for the moment is essential for how we choose our perceptions of reality. We have a soul-need to play out the dark and the light forces in the physical time and space with denser and slower energy of the bodily tissues as we move about, interact, and transform our perception of the world. We are subject to the wills of spirit as matter bumping around with other matter.

When we have the power of forgiveness in our heart we are endlessly renewed to be present in the moment and we don’t get stuck in the illusion of the other thing/person outside of ourselves. We can act according to our higher self in the moment because we are not mindlessly acting from some past hurt or sadness, resentment, anger, fear, grief, or even joy or sympathy in our life (the five emotions in Chinese 5-element acupuncture). From a higher place, the moment contains all power to manifest the justice of our soul’s perception.

Consciousness will spread. The Truth can never be hidden. The messages Spirit needs to come through our channel, is what is meant to be alive and embodied for the matter destiny wherein all beings evolve simultaneously.

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Spirit is always guiding us.  They want to be part of this process with us. The closer we come to the present moment, the more we can allow ourselves to observe the illusion.

When we do this we find new feelings of satisfaction in our day to day life, which is what Abraham Hicks, channeled by Esther Hicks, calls “being in the vortex.” This is the augmentation of positive feelings and a sense of devotion to our higher purpose. This is a feeling state of limitless being which is creating opportunities for effortless magnetism and natural abundance to flow to us. With practice we will be able to sustain these periods of flow and abundance for longer and longer periods.  The grace that is given to us will be given in greater amounts as we transmit these acts of grace to other people.

So the time is to raise our consciousness. The time now is to keep cleaning our bodies and our mental of our attitudes and beliefs. Clean the food that comes in our mouth, purify the water, clean the places we sleep and work, the people we let into our sacred space of intimacy and vulnerability. Go with your intuition. Pick your battles. Retreat when necessary, but never give up on being the sensitive being you are. The world needs this sensitivity. We are hear to uplift others and receive the divine blessings which are abundant now.

With Love,

Lm

When Your Soul Goes Bump In the Night

As a sensitive Indigo to energy, you may find yourself picking up on various subtle energies especially in the hour(s) and minutes before going to sleep.
 
As we let go and wind down to get ready for the altered state of consciousness in sleep, it’s often the case that we receive the most clear directives, signs and messages from the inner realms of spirit and divine consciousness (encompassing the beings of our higher self, our ancestors, our angels, and spirit guides) as helpers to see our soul and life purpose.
 
In other words, our consciousness begins to tune inwards to itself in the times transitioning into sleep and transitioning out of sleep. This transition is a natural gateway for Spirit and spiritual matters to enter.
 
Of course transitioning out of sleep, we pay attention to the dreams we just dreamt containing prophetic, insightful messages. If not a dream, a revelation or decision made that occurs to us newly, fresh, from a rested mind.
 
Going to bed however, can be a very different story…The forays into the altered state of sleep can be more tumultuous because our minds are naturally more alert in the time of night, which is why I want to write to you if you find yourself having trouble falling asleep…
 
During this window right before drifting off when all the lights are off but I’m not asleep yet is when I am personally most aware of spirits knocking. Literally. Sometimes there are knocks, creaks or other sounds that you just know there’s another entity or being pervading the space. Sometimes it’s a flashing light or you see or sense something. The Sense we have lets us know that we are being visited by the spirits beyond our physical sight in this realm.
 
Sensing this can be a bit freaky and unsettling, making it quite hard to fall asleep, especially if during the day our soul is already going through a period of growth and awakening: we are at the brink of a big life decision or shift or feeling an ongoing situation stirring a new shift in us. (Or if we are sleeping in a new place and the souls there in your new surroundings are curious about you – this happens too!)
 
If you notice this happening, you can have complete control of the situation by having a spiritual conversation with your higher self and with the spiritual entities trying to get contact with you.
 
Before having this conversation (can be inward or aloud) it is nice to create a bubble of protective white light around yourself by closing your eyes and visualizing this in your mind’s eye. For me, this immediately begins to dissipate the discomfort and fear that often comes up. I call on Saint Michael to calm me, and I can immediately feel a sense of protection and safety when I do this. Call on a guide or an angel in this way.
 
Then, surround your whole room and your whole building/house with that white light, forming columns of light at each of the corners of the room and at each of the corners of the house (depending where you sense the energy) reaching down into the center of the earth so that the space is saturated with light, protection, and safety.
 
Once you have done this you can ask the spirits at this time to either “Leave” if it’s freaking you out (you have the say), or to give you any messages you need that pertain to you. Pay attention.
 
If the energy feels or looks cloudy, dark, or otherwise low vibrational in your encounter/sensing state, create in your mind’s eye (from the third eye) a portal of light. Ask the negative spirits to go through this portal. Sometimes these negative energies are attracted to us and follow us around. This is because they need our help to pass through to the other side.
 
To create this portal, you can imagine a candle glowing and then expanding its orb of firelight to be big enough so that the being can enter it and thus pass through to the other side.
 
If the energy feels uplifting, loving, kind, all-knowing and wise, you can continue to draw calming white light around yourself and around the environment to receive the message and the blessing they came to bestow.
 
You can let this being stay and help you with your soul growth by showing you your dreams and communicating/journeying with you in your sleeping (although this doesn’t make for much restful sleep). Or you can ask it to leave you for the night and let you fully fall asleep.
 
Hope this helps!! Pay attention to the signs and always trust yourself with what you sense. Also know you are safe and protected in the name of Love which was created for this physical plane on Earth to exist.
 
Keep going with your Indigo mission, reading the signs, following, receiving your Divine Calling and embracing the changes you need to for your spiritual path and personal growth. What you have is a beautiful and rare gift and a blessing to us all and we need you to be healthy and happy in order to share it with all of us! I am here for you, and many others who feel like you as well.

Two Minutes About Ghosts (by Amy Tan)

“Ghosts are among us. I am one of the 42% of Americans who think so. Then again, even if 100% believe something, that doesn’t make it true, does it? Like people who think they’re superior to others. Or voters who believe their candidate is best. Or those who say an invisible prankster is pounding up the stairs and making the sound of chandeliers crashing onto their bedroom floor. One of my ghosts used to do that. I thought it was my husband, a member of the 58% who did not believe in ghosts. But then he heard the tune of Jeopardy whistled behind his back– off-key, twice, and once when he was naked in the shower. Naked with a ghost! My husband now believes, sort of.
“I bet many of the 58% have never heard a whistling ghost. They think ghosts are merely grief inflated by wishful thinking. Would they change their minds if the ghost named his murderer? One of mine did that, and the murderer was sentenced to life in prison. He also told me I would one day be a writer.

“Defying science and reason, my mother sailed into my bedroom the night after she died, looking like a statically charged hologram of light. I was punched breathless with the strongest emotions I have ever felt and now they are stored in my intuition as a writer. From time to time, she brings me gifts–uncanny coincidences in the form of particular books, photographs, music, paintings, and people–at precisely that moment when I’m flailing in my writing. She helps me observe that happenstance can have meaning, that grief is beautiful, and percentages are nonsense. There are things you feel because they are true. Like love, like loss, like ghosts.”

– from a Chipotle paper bag

The Blizzard’s Inner Purpose

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Took some pictures of the blizzard and then a few of me in this 1940s fox-hair head wrap which my grandmother gave to me before her passing of recent.

I went into the woods at the height of the blizzard and was struck at how different everything looked sticking apart from the blanket of white.

All weekend I have been thinking about ‘The Revenant’ the recent film with Leonardo DiCaprio and how it was based off of a true story of Hugh Glass, a trapper in Montana and South Dakota in 1823. Such a world away from now.

I was wandering a mile or two from my heated house with my snow boots – as if that was a big deal. Comparing the two scenes of the pre-revolutionary backwoods and an urban 21st century park preserve, I was still struck and heartened by the big beech tree with human carvings etched into it.

It felt like a totem pole, a crossing point, a place to leave little crumbs or gifts, or if you were dying and broke your leg, a spirit of some sort would soon find you there.

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Seems that part of a purpose of a Beech tree is to be carved into by us. We need something eternal and graceful in a tree to be expressing our love and “What A Blast.”

It was an enjoyable time feeling somewhat apart from everyone and everything. I longed for the feeling of vast unpopulated space depicted in the film, and this tree in my path sparked my imagination.

I was thinking of not going out, but then I did and I was really glad for it.

Being buried in the snow at my home with my parents has given me time to really change my conception of time and progress when it comes to my purpose.

In addition to my walk I did a lot of other office things, studying, de-cluttering two closets, two bookshelves, folding my clothes KonMari style (the book ‘The Life-changing Magic of Tidying-Up’ – is like something I have been waiting for all my adult adolescence), and also making space to visualize what financial abundance feels like in the body…

It can be overwhelming juggling lots of different hobbies, systems, and purpose-related activities on top of just getting what needs to get done DONE for life to continue to move forward.

I realized if I spend just 15-minutes to half-an-hour on any pet-project or passion, clutter-clearing or mini-work-out, meditation or whatever it is I want to make time for – I can generate the feelings necessary to boost my confidence, empower my mindset, while learning how to adopt a valuable new skill and learning into my day.

It’s not about the time that it takes to do something, but the consistency in which it is accomplished.

Sometimes fifteen minutes is all we really need to get all the benefits and establish a routine with the results and the confidence we need to keep going.

Lisa Nichols, a revered public speaker, talks about how she worked out fifteen minutes every day while she was on her book tour and traveling over the period of a year and she lost 75 pounds. She couldn’t commit to a whole hour because it would be another hour traveling/showering. All she could afford to commit to in her schedule was fifteen minutes and it got her to her goal in the same amount of time.

Furthermore, my friend Jessica with whom I am co-hosting my upcoming workshop talked about ‘workshopping our life’ – how everything is movement, flux, and work-in-action. And I feel this is especially important to comprehend when we are creating systems, lifestyles, and practices that work and keep us in high spirits and create love, personal growth, and opportunity for us. This is the medicine of a wisdom practice like meditation, yoga, drawing or crafts, exercise and these things put us into an alternate awareness and limbo state of consciousness that we can steer our own life.

This is the energy of movement, creation, opportunity, possibility, growth, and yes, money too.

This is actually what I’ve come to understand about money these days and creating money. You have to be present and act on the moment to create more opportunities. From an entrepreneurial standpoint, it’s the thing that is scary to do that seems ominous and slightly impossible, sort of there but looks really hard, that is where we focus these kinds of 15-minute, 20-minute, whatever you can afford-minute practice. This thing is what actually traps and takes flight in us the feeling of ‘anything is possible’ – the mojo sauce. Gabrielle Bernstein calls it the ‘ing’ or ‘inner guide.’

For example, if I write 15-20 minutes a day, whether to myself or for a book, a newsletter, or blog, I would put me in a state of grace and flow which would help me feel a sense of purpose.

It doesn’t matter who or what the writing is going to, whether the money is there or not. If it keeps helping me feel in flow with my higher calling, then I have done a service to everyone in those fifteen minutes.

Writing is a very basic example – this can be anything you feel like you want to do to feel more in the flow, and attribute more meaning and enrichment to you life.

So whether its something you’ve always liked to do or whether you’ve never done it before and know you want to do more and want to learn more, the first task is setting up a chunk of time where you get to feel really good doing this thing you thought you would never have time for but you actually do.

Our purpose should feed us! This is a sign –  that thing is is always pulling me to it and I am always feeling pulled to it. It’s something that always gives back to us in energy two-fold what we put into it. And it’s something very ordinary, you probably don’t give yourself enough credit!

That’s really all our purpose ever asks of us, is that we do it, do it often, and feel our connectivity to everything and everyone while we are doing it or once it is over. It’s moving into a different time-space reality and into one of divine service, love, space, truth, and synchronicity. In this quantum field, chronological time doesn’t exist – it’s just the Heart and all the blessings which arrive in their miraculous ways.

On Personal Artistry

I can’t believe it’s the end of October already. After finishing a ten-day trip to California in the middle of October, The Still Point Spa moving to a new location in Takoma Park, and my thirtieth birthday, it’s been a big month with a lot of change and super cosmic power being unleashed into my particular vantage-point that’s opening up my mind to new thoughts and new possibilities like never before.

For so long I have wanted to take this trip, and finally I made it out there not only fulfilling a promise to myself but facing my fears of my own self-reliance. I love how the various points I have traveled in my life have been really life-changing experiences. This trip reminded me of my trip to France after college. Seeing if I could call it home.


I think the purpose I am meant to serve is not any one thing such as acupuncture or coaching. It’s many different things, many more things I can share. I receive many channels of my creativity.

How do we know what we channel?

Writing is easily one of these channels. I don’t have my masters in it but it is something I’ve done my whole life since my first journals.

Writing is from my spiritual guides. They are in the sounds in the air. I can hear the sentences in my head as they arrive, and sometimes I watch myself write something I never comprehended so profoundly before. I am tuned into the auditory pace of language and what sounds correct from my guides, I listen and write from a different place that is higher than something thought through, plotted, logical. It is like tuning to a radio station.

All of us receive ideas, thoughts, insights, from these higher intellectual centers – they are specific areas of study attuned to our frequency, our ancestry, our cultivation of our line from our parents and our predestined life experiences that are a form of channeling.

All of us interact with our environment in different ways. We may not consider ourselves artists but we are creators of this life. For instance I know that I like to take pictures of things, I like collecting postcards and other images that I come across. I like mostly the amassing of the images. Arranging them, pasting them, collaging them on a feed, relating them. For me it reminds me of travel and a vista, a personal window for the mind to create our own life.

Maybe others of us only destroy things. Make pictures on napkins, endless endless napkins. Or maybe we compulsively collect something, or make something, or like to listen to something and put the pieces of sound together, or sentences, languages, songs together. We arrange and sort out our information in a way that makes sense to us.

Each person does one thing, or one step of a series of steps to make their personal art, their personal stamp. Every person has something they do that no one else does or knows about at all. This thing they do they likely don’t even know that they are doing it because it’s so automatic or because they are doing it all the time. It is something everyday to them, yet very unique and holds special value.

I think the future has in store something that’s between the two modes I just described of channeling and personal artistry: I make a creation that lives in a ‘Lala-Land’ (code for this ‘Land’ might be the city of L.A…) A Place where I feel free, and which seems to correlate with a lot of my self-social-media-collaging that is something magical, something I always wanted to do and comes easily to me.

What I want to do, other people do it, and live somewhere in a community. We need to honor our art and find our tribe.
That’s what this trip to California was.

I’ve always been inspired by travel, doing things for the sake of it, becoming part of something bigger, growing a lot personally…I think my spiritual path was started a the same time I started to travel – it’s about the lifestyle.

California helped me see that I can have this lifestyle. I can loosen up my personality, not have it so under wraps, and fall a bit into the Gap. (The Gap clothing company was invented in San Francisco in 1969s wasn’t it?)

The Gap of thought, consciousness, and form. A place where I can be a weirdo empath and work with energy, with healing and lifestyle involving crystals, feng shui, business advice, yoga, and meditation… Make up whatever-the-hell. Live and propagate in the eye of the hurricane.

I met the man who owned the gem shop I visited off of Santa Monica boulevard in L.A. He told me he quit his job in New York City as a highly paid fashion designer in a well-recognized fashion house to follow his dream to open up a gem store in LA with prized gems, crystals and jewelry. He said did it all over the course of two months.

He said “If you were to tell me I would leave everything to start something I loved to do and was passionate about like crystals, owning a shop, giving crystal readings to people I would have told you you were crazy. Now I wake up every day and I thank God that I get to do this every day.”

Ahhh, that is just so beautiful to me.

Happy Halloween and festival of Death!!! Lest we forget about the Spirit World….!

 

With channeling and spiritual love,

 

Lindsay

 

PS In the theme of the ethereal, and spiritual, and letting go of personal, worldly realms, this time of year is also a good time to give things away, throw out the junk and garbage, declutter the personal spaces for what is to come in the winter and spring in this renewal cycle. Have faith that the Universe will always provide for our needs, because it always does!