How to Protect your Energy in your Everyday Life…

bubbleSometimes, as empathic or energy sensitive people, we can all wish that we can just stay in our safe sacred space 24/7. But, unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen in our favor. Sometimes in life, we have to do and go places that we would like to avoid at all costs. Sometimes, that may happen every day or sometimes this is heightened during social, holiday gatherings, or public events. Being in this type of situation can cause a lot of anxiety. This is especially when we will be around people with whom is difficult to set healthy boundaries with. Inadvertently, the energy around you can physically affect your mind, body and soul vibrations.

About six years ago, I met a wise woman who had lived thousands of lifetimes. She knew she was living in her last incarnation. She could sense that I had all this stress around me particularly related to an environment I had to be in all the time. She told me that I needed to find a way to protect myself from all the negative energy while still allowing the positive energy to enter into my field. It took some time to really comprehend what she was saying to me. But, within a few months, I started incorporating this method into my daily practice. Before I even knew that I could hear spirit, I was using tools that they were giving me to help me get to a place where I could hear them. This technique allows you to create an energetic shield around you that will keep negative energy out, but allow loving positive energy to flow through freely. This will also help if you are empathic and tend to pick up other people’s negative energy. By doing this exercise, you will keep that negative energy out of your own energy field and space. This method is very similar to “shielding” but uses certain aura colors to spiritually allow you to fill yourself with the light you need for that particular day. When thinking about what colors you will want to use for your day, do a mental review of what you have going on that day or the areas with which you need some help. Let’s say that you have a meeting with your boss that day or know that you need to have an important conversation. You will want to incorporate the color blue for that day as blue is the color of communication. If you want to have some extra protection for your day, yellow is always a great choice as it is a color of Divine protection. Perhaps you have been struggling with a health issue. You will want to use green as it is the color of healing. If you are trying to increase your own intuition and abilities, purple is the color for you, and so forth based on your needs. You may find that you have one or two colors that you want to include daily. White and Pink are good everyday choices. White is a pure state of light and often considered the light of the Divine. Pink is the color of love, and love is in all things. It is something we could all use a little extra of every day no matter how much we may have in our lives. There is no right or wrong way. So, trust your instincts to guide you for each day. When I have a hard time deciding on certain colors for the day, I like to also use Rainbow energy for the color. For some reason, I feel that way I have everything covered. Color is the most vibrant, versatile and fun way we can work with energy, so do just that, have fun. If you have particularly long days, you can always rejuvenate your energetic circle by simply thinking about the colors around you or mentally going through the exercise again. This will ensure that you will stay within a positive energy force all day for your highest good.

Exercise:

  1. While still sitting in the lotus or cross-legged position, bring your hand’s palm to palm to your heart chakra.
  2. Take a deep breath.
  3. Decide what color with which you are going to fill yourself.
  4. Bring your arms straight above your head while still keeping your hand’s palm to palm.
  5. Imagine the color of your choice energetically dispensing from your hands. Once you have that image in your mind’s eye, turn the palm of your hands outward.
  6. While still visualizing the color dispensing from your palms, move your hands down towards the floor. Then, bring the light around your back, up over your head, down your face, core and around your legs and back up to your head. This makes a complete energetic colored circle.
  7. With your hands still at your head from the last circle point, you will want to create a seal. The seal will help keep the color strong all day and keep anything out that will not suit your highest good. To create a seal, simply take your dominant hand and rotate your hand clockwise three times at the last circle point.
  8. If you are working with multiple colors, you will then want to repeat steps four through seven for each color with which you want to fill yourself.
  9. When you are done with your final fill and seal, you will want to express your gratitude to the Universe with a thank you, or Namaste for helping you with your day.

 

If visualization isn’t your thing, no worries. Here are some other ways that you can keep your energy field protected throughout your every day.

Stones & Crystals:  

Although there are lots of stones and crystals that provide protection elements. Here are our top 5 selections for you that we believe provide great protection for your energy.

  • Amethyst
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Obsidian
  • Selenite
  • Smoky Quartz

Working with a stone and crystal for energy protection is a fairly easy procedure. All you have to do is wear it, hold it, or have it in your space. There are also lots of jewelry options available for these stones and crystals such as bracelets, necklaces and worry palm stones. When using a stone in this way, it is important to keep the energy clear in it. There are many ways you can do this but, three of the simplest ways are to run the stone or crystal under cold water (DO NOT do this with selenite, as it dissolves in water.), leave it out under the Full Moon overnight, or lastly, you can leave it in a bowl of salt overnight. This will ensure that the stone or crystal works effectively for providing protection for you.

Sprays & Other Products:

If applying a physical product is more your thing, here are some items that we make at Elysian Life Design that can help you accomplish your Energy Protection needs.

 

Energy Grounding & Protection Oil 10ml Roll-on:

This product protects your own energy and repels others. It helps to keep you grounded and your energy up while making sure you don’t hold onto or pick up any lower energies from other people. It is easy to carry in your purse or pocket. Great for anyone, but especially helpful for empaths and great for children who are sensitive to energy shifts. This product comes in a scented or unscented option and uses all natural and therapeutic grade products, as well as Energy Medicine, some as Reiki, and Life Force Energy vibrations to assist in the protection it provides. For more information on this product click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/248459653/energy-grounding-protection-oil?ref=shop_home_active_16

Holy Water:

Our Holy Water goes through an intense process to raise its vibration and enhance its purification properties. The best thing about a really good Holy Water is that you only have to buy it once! Simply leave a little in your bottle and fill it with another purified water. That water then becomes Holy Water. So, you can make it last as long as you like. Some uses of Holy Water are clearing and blessing yourself, home, office, car, pet, and an ill person. It can also raise vibrations. When in doubt simple spray! For more information about this product click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/507047988/holy-water-2oz?ref=shop_home_active_12

Protection Salt Rub:

This item is sprinkled around the exterior of your space that helps seal the positive energy in, and keep the negative energy out while clearing and attracting positive energy and prosperity. It can also be used on entryway thresholds, windowsills, or in a small bowl in your space. Perfect for the upcoming season on people and energy in and out of your space. Work in an office? Place some in a small decorative bowl on your desk. Are you or your children sensitive to energy? Place some in a little bag and carry it in your pocket. I sprinkle some over my threshold to help keep my space energetically clear. So many uses! You can also put some in a small bag and wear it throughout the day. For those of you who are scent sensitive, there are no oils used, only natural scents of herbs. For more information about this product click here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208018561/protection-salt-rub?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Protecting our energy can feel like it is complex at times, and there are so many variations on, how someone can go about it. There is another technique that works really well. However, getting it right is the most difficult part. Learning to not let others affect your energy. This happens a lot with those people with whom it is harder to set boundaries; for instance co-workers, friends, and family. We all have that person the thought of whom gets your energy in a tizzy. The best and most efficient way to deal with that truly comes to the realization that we are all doing the best we can in this life and their reality may not be your reality. It is not always your responsibility to convince them otherwise. All you have to do is remain kind with your words and actions not only to them but yourself as well. Surrounding yourself in love for yourself and being confident in you is just like wrapping yourself in a sparkly white blanket. Always remember that no one can affect your energy unless you allow them to. You got this!

There are many parts and pieces about how energy vibrations affect our mind, body, and soul. These are a few highlights of quick ways you can learn to protect your own energy. If you want to see us write more about this topic or similar topics, let us know. Email us at contact@elysianld.com. We want to hear from you.

If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy this one: https://elysianlifedesign.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/the-power-of-affirmations/

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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A Spiritual approach to De-Clutter your life & why it’s important…

This year, more than ever, I felt surrounded by “stuff”! On all levels, I was cluttered. In my mind, my surroundings and everything felt like it was busting at the seams. I would both physically and energetically clean my space, and yet it would still feel like something was off. Then I realized that I had to start to de-clutter my life. Truth is I was a much different person when I was in my twenties than I was in my mid-thirties. In my twenties, it was “things” that I collected that were fake fulfilling me. When looking back, I was an internal mess in my twenties. At one point I had 100 pairs of shoes. A) I am not proud of that and B) no one needs that many shoes. Reality is most of the shoes hurt my feet and I never wore them or wore them once, but kept them for some kind of sentimental value. We will discuss this shortly. When I turned thirty, I had a shift. It wasn’t because I was in a new decade of my life. Things that once made me happy were suddenly not as fulfilling as they once were. I had a dramatic overhaul of shifts in perspective. Suddenly, material items like brand names, bags, belts, jewelry, shoes etc were not what made me happy anymore. To be honest, those things never did. They only masked the internal clutter I was trying to hide such as my stress, unhappiness, depression, anger, frustration and other emotions I didn’t want to feel and more. Without realizing it, I had formed unhealthy attachments to objects. I bought them to fill a void. It didn’t work.

So, even though it took about 5 years for this shift to fully come into perspective, and probably even longer. I found myself at 35 and wondering what the heck to do with all this stuff? When you go through a major life overhaul it can be overwhelming. So, I suggest you start in steps. If you are like me, make a list of the steps you want to take. You will want to have three lists going for yourself, and sub-lists within each list. The first list is all of the clutter that fills up your mind. All the things you worry about over which you have no control. That one was first on my list and I have been working on that for a good three years and I will probably be a work in progress on that for the rest of my life.  Then you want to write down on that list as well, all the people that hold space in your head that don’t deserve to. I speak from experience! Cut them free from your head or send them a rent bill every month, because it is not worth it. Forgive them, forgive yourself and then let it go, and repeat if and when necessary. Then, write everything else on the list that clutters your head. Like, finances, security etc. Then, go through the list and cross off things over which you have no control. Automatically, those get cut and let go. I never thought a day would come where I would complain and say, I am paying too much for my phone bill or my cable bill. But, the day came. If finances are something that fills your head with clutter, the best thing you can do it actually look at them. See where you stand. See where you can adjust and make changes. What is each worth for you to keep in your life? Call the vendors you work with and see if there is any way they can lower your monthly bill. For me, I looked at my bills, I decided to get rid of cable. Yes, it took some adjustment. But, I was already paying a membership to Amazon Prime and had access to Netflix so spending over $100 just in cable didn’t make sense. Just like 100 pairs of shoes, I didn’t need to be watching that much TV anyway. I wanted quiet in my life and to be able to hear nature. I changed car insurance companies where I actually got more for less money. My point is to look at areas of your life and see where the money is going and adjust where you can and how you can. It doesn’t happen overnight, but the shift happens and then it becomes your comfortable place. Finances are hard for people. They are often the area that keeps people in places they don’t want to be any more for many different reasons. Make financial choices that your future self will thank you for. The next two lists may be harder believe it or not.

Energetically and physically clear your space. Energetically; everything that ever happens in our space leaves a residue of energy that can become imprinted in the space. Illness, doubt, arguments, negative emotions, trauma, grief and even every day energetic junk that you pick up can build up in the rooms of your space. Prosperity, high vibration, and abundance have a difficult time in lower vibration spaces. So, remove the clutter, organize, and make room for new. A rule that I have personally followed is that, if you have not used it in six months, get rid of it. Let’s be honest, we do not always have this “urge to purge”, or clean up. But, when your body tells you it is time, listen to it and just go with it. That is the absolute best time to go through your closet, cabinets, etc. When you get that urge to organize and clean things out, your emotions will less likely to interfere with your decisions of whether or not to keep sweatpants you love but can no longer wear because they are so worn out, or the CD you bought in 1998 that you now have in your digital music collection. Which organizing my digital library is also on my declutter list, as well as organizing my computer files. But like I said, let’s take small steps.  If you are the type of person who doesn’t get that urge that is ok too; try to do a good de-clutter at the change of each season. Take that feeling and drive and make a “physical things” list. This was definitely where I saw the shift happen. Like I said, I had a lot of stuff, and a lot of stuff I simply didn’t use anymore. And, not only did I have stuff in my home, I also had some at my parent’s house too. (I know they will read this and say to themselves and you still do…again I am self-proclaimed work in progress.) Like I said before, the basic rule to de-clutter anything is; if you haven’t used it in six months it is time to let it go. This is where keeping things for sentimental reasons can come into play. You may not even want to do a list for the physical stuff and just start purging. When you have one of those moods where you just want to clean, that is your best time to do it. You will not be influenced by your emotions to keep that t-shirt from that place, a person visited and brought back for you that you never wear. No! It’s time to let that go. Now, when I decided to go through this phase I also took on being better to the environment. So, I didn’t want to throw anything away. Everything I was letting go of either had to be donated, given to a friend who wanted it, or recycled. So, make a pile of what is what. When I questioned an item, I put it in the Goodwill pile. I had a lot of really nice expensive things that I was going to let friends get first dibs on and so those went in a separate pile. The one thing I definitely came to terms with while I was doing this was that I had more than one bad habit in my twenties besides smoking. The first rule to any recovery process is admitting you have a problem. I had a big one on my hands that I didn’t want anymore. Like the shoes, I had to have because they matched my bag. Guess what, I never wore them. I bet if I added up everything I donated it would come to thousands of dollars. Someone said, “why don’t you sell these things”?  Honestly, I was at the point I just wanted to give them a new life. If they were just going to sit in my closet like they had for the last six years, it was time to let it go and cut my losses. It got to the point where a friend asked me in a concerned voice, “why are you getting rid of all your stuff”? Are you planning on moving across the world or going somewhere”? I simply told them, “I just have too much and it is an older version of myself that I no longer am, and I am ready to let that go and free myself from that version of myself.” Now listen closely people. We all have those one pair of pants or that one item that looked amazing 15 to 20lbs ago that we hang on to as a goal. It is time to let those go as well. Now, this is a multilayered physical list that, for some, may require years to fully work through and that is ok. Besides Goodwill, I also like to donate to Dress for Success, and a local organization that helps families get back on their feet after disasters like house fires etc. Maybe you want to donate your items to a church or organization you like to work with. The point is let the items you are no longer using get a fresh start with someone who needs them. It may take you longer to spread the wealth and find new homes. For instance; you have tons of new bottles of hand lotion that you know you are never going to use.  For those who can’t afford such a luxury your donation would be like a lottery win. There are a lot of women’s shelters and shelters in general that will take items off of your hands. Re-gain your energy, space and emotional well-being. You will be amazed at how accomplished, happy, lighter and at ease, you will feel once you declutter your space. Only then will you see how the clutter was impacting you. I always found that when my home felt cluttered my overall life felt cluttered and stagnant. Even after days of work and many bags of things to drop off at donation locations, I still felt like there was a lot left. But again, I am a work in progress. I, at least, got the Chi moving in my space and it was starting to feel good. In the right space, you can accomplish your dreams. Sometimes that space is outside of you, and sometimes it is internally. And, if you’re lucky, you’re outside surroundings start to match your internal cleansing process.

The last list is all the internal things you need to de-clutter which takes the longest and is often the most stubborn and challenging. Looking back I think I have been de-cluttering my soul all my life. At least feels that way. Now, I wouldn’t suggest trying to do everything at once like I did, because it can often times it can feel like a crash diet where you are setting yourself up for failure. There were many times during the soul part of the de-clutter I felt like a failure, that I need to be better, do better, and be the best version of myself I could be. Again, I think this list is one we work all of our lives because on because as humans we are constantly evolving, changing, upgrading ourselves, working through things, dissolving toxic relationships even with ourselves, and working on boundaries. Not to even mention all of the past life stuff we internally hold. If you are empathic, you are also carrying everyone else’s “stuff” you are carrying around with you also.  There is no quick fix when it comes to de-cluttering your soul. But, when you combine these lists that is where you start to see the impact on your soul. During my de-cluttering phase, I took a look at my actions, limitations, how I was treating and caring for my body, soul as well as others, and environment. I stopped using straws and reduced the amount of trash I had, and focus on how I was impacting the environment. I started taking better care of my skin, and feeling my feelings and not filling them with things. I looked at foods that I was putting in my body and how they were processed. I worked on my feelings towards myself and removed fears and triggers. This is also when you have to learn to say “NO”. Not only to other people that are causing these triggers for you but to yourself as well. No, you don’t need that etc. Whenever I “wanted to buy” something, I slept on that decision overnight and 99% of the time I didn’t want it anymore. And, yes that is something I will have to continue to work on every day. But, when you become more fulfilled internally than externally, you don’t need all this “stuff”. I used to look at the world’s problems as something that was too big for me to fix and it was so overwhelming. It is as if Humans are literally hoarding the Earth and there was nothing that I could do to make that better. But, I was wrong. I could stop contributing to the problem. By going through this process, I not only think about what I am buying from a financial standpoint, but I have a different perspective of need and want after purging my life. So, I accumulate less. I also realized that with no cable my life isn’t any less than it was and I am not missing out on that and I find less clutter in my mind. It doesn’t mean that now I am naive to the world. I just view it differently and choose to live a slower pace without the noise whenever I possibly can.

Now, this really only scratches the surface of the infinite possibilities of shifts you can experience when you de-clutter your life. Again, you will want to have patience with yourself. Don’t try and do everything at once as you may find yourself in a mind, body and soul clutter mess. Also, don’t give yourself false expectations that they next day you are suddenly going to feel amazing. Especially on the mental and soul clutter items. Now, to really de-clutter your life could take years. If that is the pace is right for you, that is ok. I still have a ton of de-cluttering left to do myself and I would imagine I will be doing it for a while still, if not my whole life. But, I do know that this process has really, for the first time, allowed me to let go of the past that I really needed to let go! Release, forgive and move forward to my present and the future me that I am building every day. One that feels fulfilled on the inside because of healthy relationships, friendship and love of myself and purpose rather than one who collects “just in case items” for a non-existing use or need.

Finally, once I have physically and energetically cleaned my home, I am started feeling like I could take a deep breath. Remember, you are going to have ups and downs and that is ok. It is not a sprint, it’s a marathon and all you can do is wake up each day and do the best you can that day and that is enough. Nothing more, nothing less than your best. Every day you have the opportunity to be the person you know you can be mistakes and all. It’s a small piece in a big picture, but can have a wonderful impact on your overall life. You don’t need to get rid of everything you own to declutter your life. It is more about the learning process that organizing and process of an item with a purpose offers. You have all you need inside of you to feel fulfilled without trying to clutter your mind, body & soul.  I hope something in this month’s blog helps you on the path to finding it.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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All Things Solar Plexus Chakra…

solar plexus

What if I told you there was a spot within you where if you tapped into it, you could unlock courage, personal power and you could feel more worthy in your everyday life. We have all been there when we had a “gut” feeling about something and we knew it was going to be an issue. But, we did it anyway and then we wished we would have listened to our gut! That instinct and the key to unlocking the courage and personal power within you is called the Solar Plexus Chakra. We all have one. Even animals have one. But, most of us do not pay it any attention and we can go our whole lives that way. Until one day we open up to this energy source, and it changes our life.

 

What is a Chakra?

A chakra is an energy source that is within your various energy fields and the physical body. It can also be referred to as a wheel of energy.  These wheels of energy connect various energy sources within your body to each other. They then connect to your physical body, and also cosmic energy. That is how we get our “Chi, Life Force Energy, Prana” etc. We all have a large variety of Chakras within all of us. There are seven major Chakras which you may be more familiar with. Running from the Base of your tailbone up to the top of your head, these seven main Chakra’s help us stay balanced, connected and healthy. When they are all working together and aligned, they can be your best friend. But, when they are having a tough time, need support and having a temper tantrum, well let’s just say you will be in for one heck of a journey. But that is another blog in itself.

 

What is the Solar Plexus Chakra & Why is it important:

The Third Chakra, also known as the Solar Plexus Chakra, is just above your naval area. This energy source deals with raw emotions such as abundance, anger, frustration, personal power, success, worthiness, and intuitions. This Chakra is like your own personal vision board that you carry within you every day. It is the key to manifesting living your best life and achieving all of your desires. It is up to you to decide whether to focus on the positive aspects or negative ones.

 

How the Solar Plexus Chakra Affects your Physical & Emotional Health:

When this energy source is balanced, you can feel worthy, filled with confidence, happiness, feelings of achievement, success, calm and full of life like the Sun. It also allows you to remain flexible and allows you to handle life’s changes with ease. When this Chakra is unbalanced it can lead to a slew of health issues, unbalanced emotions, depression, anxiety, unhealthy boundaries, doubt, anger, digestive issues and more.

This is a unique chakra. Not only does it sit in a location that houses most of the essential organs from the stomach, large intestines, liver, nerves and headquarters for our immune system, etc. It can also be vital to our muscular system and can affect diabetes, self-esteem issues, and even arthritis.

 

Signs your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked:

  • A physical health issue such as constipation, addictive behavior, reflux issues and more.
  • Difficult time keeping healthy boundaries with people and even ourselves.
  • Feeling bored with life, passive, depressed and anxious.
  • Oversensitive to thoughts and feelings and well as a feeling of vulnerability and an uneasiness of life.
  • Overwhelming feelings of shame.
  • Self- Esteem and Self-control issues.
  • Weight gain and a form of energetic protection.

 

Signs your Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced:

  • A clear direction of your life path and goals.
  • Balanced relationships, work ethics, physical and emotional thoughts and actions.
  • Motivation to achieve goals & desires.
  • Positive self-esteem, sense of self and core beliefs and upholding values.
  • Strong leadership skills & seeing the abundance in your life.

 

Ways to keep your Solar Plexus Chakra balanced & aligned:  

  • Cut your Energy Cords on a regular basis. Ideally once a day if possible.
  • Get organized in your physical space, and this will help you have the motivation to achieve other goals.
  • Incorporating yellow foods into your diet such as corn, lemons, yellow peppers, yellow squash, etc.
  • Physically work your core area in exercise.
  • Practice positive affirmations to yourself and listen to positive uplifting music and sounds.
  • Put into place healthy boundaries and set up ways to make it easy to keep them in place. For example, if you are a “yes” person to everything and someone asks you if you want to do something, simply say let me check my calendar and get back to you. This way you have some time to think about it.
  • Remember your inner roar, and that you are strong, worthy and can achieve your desires and rise above the ebbs and flows of life.
  • Spend some time in the sun and in nature connecting to the energy within you.
  • Surround yourself with yellow or gold light. Either by placing an energy bubble of these colors around you or by decorating your space in these colors.
  • Using Bergamot, Elevation, Cheer, or Lemon Essential oils. We personally recommend DoTerra Essential Oils.

 

I have learned that using “I AM” Affirmations specifically targeting my solar Plexus Chakra is the best and easiest way to keep it working at the desired levels. For example, some powerful ones are “I AM Worthy, I AM Enough, I AM Abundant, and I AM Achieving my dreams.” Telling yourself those simple key phrases every day can make a huge impact in making sure your Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced and healthy. I also love working with crystals for the Solar Plexus Chakra like Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Orange Calcite, and Pyrite. Simply by carrying them on you or having them in your space can make a huge difference for you and the health of your Solar Plexus Chakra. Try getting in the habit of taking a minute each day to connect yourself to your Solar Plexus Chakra, talking positively to it, setting a daily affirmation and setting the day in a positive motion. By doing this you will create an environment that harnesses self-worth and personal power where you can achieve all. And, certainly, this can take time as we all have self-doubt, vulnerability, and fears that arise. But, take it day by day and each day give it your best effort and see what happens. The more you nurture it the more benefits you will start to see play out in your life. Then, one day you will wake up and feel that abundant joy and inner worth that was right inside of you the whole time and you will be living your desires.

I was and still am one of those people who has to constantly try to keep my Solar Plexus Chakra balanced. It is one of my weakest chakras, so I can understand firsthand the frustration it can cause in your everyday life and how it can touch each facet of life from business to personal. The best advice I can offer is to try to get to a place where you accept that you are enough just the way you are. You don’t have to be anything you aren’t in order to make others happy. Just be you. If that’s a good person or a challenging person just do the best you can and that is enough. We are all works in progress and it can take time to get to where we want to be. But, each day give yourself your best chance to make the day abundant and count towards the good in your life.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Doing a Spiritual Detox: How to…

download (1)A Spiritual journey is filled with many ups and downs just like any important thing we do in life. There are many times that we hit a plateau and we then feel overwhelmed, stuck, defeated, sick, frustrated and so much more. If you have reached those feelings, it is time to do a detox. Not just any detox a full-blown mind, body & soul Spiritual Detox!

For the last year, I have been called to go through this process and it is not always easy. But, I am going to share with you some of the steps to take for each area of this detox. Try your best to do a Spiritual Detox for 21 days. If you are going through some harder areas at the moment, try to extend your detox program to 40 days for best long-term benefits. Before we get into the actual Spiritual Detox plan, I want you to take a few moments and answer these questions:

  1. What is your intention for this Spiritual Detox?
  2. Are you open to Change?
  3. Are you willing to be truthful with yourself along the way? (This is a very important question. If you are good at pretending to yourself, a Spiritual Detox is not something you should try right now, unless you are willing to take a hard look at some things.)

So, now that you have thought about those questions, let’s take a look at the Elysian Life Design Spiritual Detox Plan!

Mind

The mind is a funny and complex entity. Yet, it is where our EGO can live. It is the headquarters for overthinking, doubt, self- destructive behaviors, anxiety and more.

  • Wake up every day with Gratitude: As soon as you open your eyes each day and before going to sleep at night, say these two words and it will change your life in amazing ways. “Thank You”! Saying those words it creates gratitude in your heart and raises your vibrations to the level of gratitude so that you are continuously sending gratitude into the Universe and it can send it back to you.
  • Let it Go…No Seriously Let it Go: That is right, you can literally sing the song from Frozen if you have to. We all have and it is ok if you need to every day. In order to release and make room for new dreams and desires you have to release the past, blame, disappointment, hurt, etc. Doing so will allow you to move into a place where you can be free from those emotions and judgments. You have to get to a place where the only person you have to please or justify yourself to is yourself. If the past is holding your present and your future hostage, you have to cut it off and release it.
  • Surround yourself with Positivity: When you put positive thoughts out in the Universe, positivity will find it’s way back to you. One of the most intense callings I got on my Spiritual detox journey was to turn down the volume of the World. I use to be to the kind of person that loved the hustle and bustle of large cities. But, then I reached a point where all I craved was quiet and a great distance from negativity. We have to turn the TV off, put the phones, tablets, computers away and listen to Nature. Put Facebook and Instagram away for a few hours and seek the real positivity in your life. Some think we are who we surround ourselves with. Surround yourself with people who inspire you, uplift you, and encourage you to go for your dreams. Eliminate the haters and fakes in your life that are holding you back whether you know it or not. One of the things I try to do all year long, even if I am not on a Spiritual Detox, I listen to positive uplifting music on K-LOVE radio http://www.klove.com/. It will remind you of the good in the world and that there are good left and people trying to make it better. Do a good deed every day just because. Be a good person, have patience, and appreciate others. Those small actions will make a huge difference in your life.

Body

I learned something a long time ago that most of us know but forget. So, I am going to remind you again. Our Bodies are our temple. How you treat your body is up to you. But, this area is just as important as the other areas of this detox. This detox is not meant to help you lose weight, but to help you build a better relationship with your body.

  • Practice mindful eating: Being mindful is something I am always working on improving. I constantly multitask in my head. And when I eat, I am always multitasking. I have had and still have moments where I am guilty of not being mindful when I eat. I am rushed so I eat quickly while I have a few minutes. I overextend how long my body can go without eating. Then, when I do eat, I want to make up for the meals I missed in one sitting. And, how many of us actually chew our food properly? I know I wasn’t! So, what I started doing was to slow my mind and be in the moment with each bite. I would engage my senses. How did the food taste? How did it smell? And maybe most of all, I would chew each bite at least 25-45 times. I would actually count each time in my head. Yes, it can get annoying. But, a few things happened when I did this. I became more aware of myself. Sometimes I would close my eyes while I was chewing so that I could just focus on the process. I also would get full faster cause I was able to hear my body because I was paying attention while nourishing it.

 

  • Practice Healthy Eating: Eating healthy, nourishing meals with fresh fruits and vegetables has an incredible way of raising your vibration. You’ll also want to be sure you’re well hydrated by drinking plenty of water, herbal tea, and other non-caffeinated, non-chemical laden, or non-sugar-filled drinks! The more Alkaline the water and foods the better. Try your best to limit your sugar intake as much as possible.

 

  • Take a Detox Herbal Bath: When I was doing my Spiritual Detox journey, I felt like I needed an additional component for my body. So, I created “Purification” A detoxifying herbal bath blend. Filled with high-quality therapeutic ingredients and Energy Medicine. Our bath blend can also be used for a foot bath, and more. As soon as you experience the scents this bath blend has to offer, you will start benefiting from the high vibration energy medicine and your body will be detoxing. This blend is perfect for removing stagnant energy and emotions from your body, as well as removing toxins and allowing your vibes to flow in a pure state of energy. You can view this product in our ETSY store for more information at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/575292274/purification-herbal-bath-blend?ref=shop_home_active_2

Soul

  • Energetically and physically clear your space: Energetically, everything that ever happens in our space leaves a residue of energy that can become imprinted in the space. Illness, doubt, arguments, negative emotions, trauma, grief and even every day energetic junk that you pick up can build up around the rooms of your space.  Smudging your space will help remove or shift that build-up in your space and create a higher frequency of light and positive energy to flow throughout. Many people can find doing this overwhelming and don’t know where to start. To learn more about this, click here: https://elysianlifedesign.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/clearing-your-space-insight-tips/. It is also important to physically clear your space. Prosperity, high vibration and abundance have a difficult time in lower vibration spaces. So, remove the clutter, organize, and make room for new. A rule that I have personally followed is that, if you have not used it in 6 months, get rid of it. Let’s be honest, we do not always have this “urge to purge”, or clean up. But, when your body tells you it is time, listen to it and just go with it. That is the absolute best time to go through your closet, cabinets, and When you get that urge to organize and clean things out, your emotions will less likely interfere with your decisions of whether or not to keep sweatpants you love but can no longer wear because they are so worn out, or the CD you bought in 1998 that you now have in your digital music collection. If you are the type of person who doesn’t get that urge that is ok too; try to do a good de-clutter at the change of each season. To start to make three piles: Keep, Donate, Throw Away and Recycle (as some items will be beyond help). Creating these piles will help you start the organizational process. When there is a donation pile you know the items are going to be useful to someone else and you will be more inclined to give it to a person who needs it more than you. Knowing you are going to be helping someone by donating items to a worthy charity will calm any separation anxiety you may feel about the item. We all have that t-shirt, souvenir, book, magazine or knickknack that we hold on to just a little too long, so this spring clean it out. These techniques work for your home or office spaces. Re-gain your energy, space and emotional well-being. You will be amazed at how accomplished, happy, lighter and at ease you will feel once you declutter your home, office, and life. Sometimes when you start cleaning and get that energy flowing in your space, you can allow forward movement for your goals.

 

 

  • Connect with your Divine Support Team: This is something that all of us have access to and it is so easy to do, but we can often forget. Your Divine Support Team consist of, but not limited to, your Higher Self, Guides, Guardian Angels, Past loved ones, Spirit or Power Animals and Deities, or Archangels with whom you have a close connection. Through this connection, you are able to translate information that is most important for you to receive at that particular time in your life. Through visual information, we can tell you how to create a deeper connection with members of your Divine Support Team. This will allow you to strengthen your own spirituality, intuition, signs, and symbols they may send you to let you know they are very much present in your life and that you are on the right path. All you have to do is welcome them into your day and give them permission to help and they will be there. Read more about asking for signs from your Divine Support Team here: https://elysianlifedesign.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/recognizing-divine-signs/

 

Spiritual Extras

  • Cut your Energy cords: When we connect with another person, especially with Family, Friends and in Romantic partnerships, we can activate an energetic cordwith them. As we continue through the relationships with these people, interactions, thoughts, emotions, and feelings are added to the cord. This cord has the ability to share energy and transmit a high frequency of communication which may explain why we often feel and connect telepathically to our partner’s thoughts and emotions. When the cord is healthy, it can create a vibrant, energetic source exchange. But, when the cord is unhealthy, it can often lead to feeling controlled or drained of Most of us will intuitively know how strong our cord is with someone. But, if you are unsure, a good measure is how strong or how often you think or feel towards someone. This is especially true if the thoughts are obsessive, manipulative or fearful. There are many different ways that you can cut your Energy cords. Perhaps you already have a way that works for you. If you don’t and would like some ways others have found helpful, please email us at contact@elysianld.com and we will email you back some helpful resources.

 

  • Cleanse Your Energy With Light: There are many ways that you can do this. You can get energy healing work done. Or, if you are in need of some immediate relief and don’t have access to a healer you know and trust, a simple way is to imagine yourself under a waterfall of white sparkling light. Let this light wash over you and remove anything that is no longer serving you, or anything less than love in your life. Take three deep breathes and with each exhale try to get deeper into your own energy. You can also try clearing your energy with our Holy Water that carries the vibration of White Light: https://www.etsy.com/listing/507047988/holy-water-2oz?ref=shop_home_active_11

 

  • Take YOU Time: This can act as something that can really fall into all three areas of your detox. Maybe you want to get out in Nature and take some deep breaths out in the Sunshine, get an Energy Healing Session, go to a Yoga class, or get your blood pumping at spin. Maybe, you just want to take a nap with your YOU time. Any of those things can feed your soul. It creates a bond of trust with your mind, body, and soul and is really what can keep you going on your overall Spiritual Journey.

Most of all, learn to trust yourself during this Spiritual Detox. Trust in your Divine Support Team and in your journey. Do your best and the rest will fall into place. It may not be in your timing, but Divine time will work itself out in your favor. At the end of your detox, you will have clearer, deeper insight and have a solid foundation of your path. You may find that you need to incorporate some of these things into your daily or weekly routine. Think of it as Spiritual Maintenance like getting an oil change for your car. These tools will help keep you on the right life path. This is a small sample of our Spiritual Detox Program that contains an in depth look on these items and more. Stay tuned for more information on our Spiritual Detox Program publication.

“Trust your heart and embrace the journey. You may make a wrong turn but your heart will get you back on the right path. Just keep making choices and don’t second-guess yourself.” – E’yen A. Gardner

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Finding the Love of your Life…YOU

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Self-love has been something I have personally struggled with all my life. It has, by far, been one of my most difficult lessons in this life. I can play the guilty blame game with myself all day long, and I am the best at it. “You’re this, why that, I can’t believe you” are all famous words in my mind. I have been strongly focusing on my view of my own self-love for the last ten years. The first year along the journey, I had to spend figuring out who the heck I had become. The second year, I did something that I highly recommend to do at least once in your life if you can. I cut my hair from more than half way down my back to a pixie cut. This had been something I had felt called to do for so many years, but let others talk me out of it. One day I woke up and said today is the day. I made the appointment and I basically forced myself to jump off the self-love ledge. Not only did I release the weight of my hair, but years of emotional weight that I didn’t need to hold on to anymore. For some reason, we associate hair with what makes us beautiful. By cutting all my hair off I had no choice but to take a look at me and love me for me.

I am not going to lie. There were empowered days, bad days, ugly days, self judgement days and downright months of awkward hair days along this journey. But, it was so incredibly powerful and an amazing self-learning experience. People I didn’t even know would stop me and talk to me about my hair. Perhaps they had seen me around the grocery store, or saw me out and felt the need to let me know I was rocking it. I learned that it wasn’t my hair that made me beautiful. I was the real me projecting my happiness and inner glow. Each year brought something new that I would focus on. Finally, I was in the position where I was finally living my purpose. Sure, not all areas on my life were amazing. But, I had faith, support from important people in my life who loved me and cheered me on, and filled me with inspiration. Once again, I found myself in the grocery store while my hair in a hat, no make-up, sweats with other women telling me how they could see my glow and I looked happy. I recently read an article on the topic which blew my mind. We place a lot of emphasis on “Love” in our lives. It is right up there on the list of “wants” for our lives. Society, in general, tends to base our worth on who loves us and finding “the One”. The article I read explored the concept of what if “The One” was ourselves? What if the one person that completes us is us (and queue the mind blown emoji). We are the love of our life. All along we were searching for it and it was in us all along! This is an interesting concept to explore. Although, we can have a significant person in our lives be “the one” we love, I have longed believed that we have to start with Self-Love. We have to realize we are worthy of a healthy, happy and loving relationship of any kind, before we can share our heart truly with another person.

Self-Love is becoming increasingly more to a lot of us. We live in a time where fake is real to people and time is moving so quickly because we are being told what we should look like, or wear, or how to act to be considered beautiful. While exploring this topic, I knew that there must be a lot of other people who also have issues with Self-Love. So, I wanted to create a 21 Day Self-Love Challenge. It takes 21 Days to form a new habit. That is why for three weeks you are going to take some needed “YOU” time to regroup, relearn and rejuvenate yourself! There are some basic rules for this challenge. Remember that you are doing this for you, nobody else. Please try to take it day by day and don’t jump around days. You will see that there is a reason for the order of the activities at the end of the challenge. Over the 21 days, there are three things you are going to do EVERYDAY for the whole challenge!

  1. Compliment yourself every day in the mirror ( No matter what)
  2. Listen to your body & take care of yourself
  3. Check in with yourself even for a minute a day and listen to what your soul is telling you
  4. Say “No” to things that don’t make you happy

Here is your guide to your 21 day Self-Love Challenge:

Day 1: Write down something you already love about yourself and write down something you hope to love or accept about yourself at the end of the challenge.

Day 2: Surround yourself with Inspirational Self Love quotes. For example, computer screen, phone background, and post it’s on the mirror, etc. Any quote that makes you feel nurtured.

Day 3: Write down 3 things you would define Love to be

Day 4: Do a meditation that helps connect you with your Higher-Self

Day 5: Take 5 minutes to yourself to just be you

Day 6: Write down a set of Chakra Affirmations for yourself

Day 7: Make yourself a special meal just for you

Day 8: Listen to that song that just makes you feel good and helps you feel empowered

Day 9: Spend some time saying the Ho’oponopono (Hawaiian forgiveness) Prayer. Repeat the words “I am sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You, I Love You.”

Day 10: Buy yourself some fresh flowers

Day 11: Disconnect from technology at least one hour before bed

Day 12: Do this EFT exercise for Self-Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGybX8_8mto

Day 13: Today, Live in the moment

Day 14: Do something that makes you happy

Day 15: Reflect on 5 things that made you get out of bed today for yourself

Day 16: Stand in your best Superhero pose for at least 3 minutes

Day 17: Look at yourself for 3 minutes in the mirror and give gratitude for your mind, body and spirit

Day 18: Write down your core values of Love

Day 19: Write yourself a letter that releases everything you no longer need to hold on to

Day 20: Have a complete YOU day (and go make up free)

Day 21: Treat yourself to something you Love

Each day we will be following along with you through our Instagram @elysian_life_design and our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2018054151796192/ . (Please be sure to read event post about multiple days)

We will be providing in-depth details for each day. Our goal is that, at the end of the 21 days, you will have the tools you need to truly be in the best relationship with yourself and find your own inner glow. The only thing that is expected of us each day is that we give that day 100%. That is going to be different every day. Some days your 100% is 2% or 28% but it is a 100% of what you have. That is all you can expect of yourself. So, honor that within you.

The Ho’oponopono Prayer can be a very powerful exercise. Here are a few videos we like for this prayer that may help you along your self-love journey:

“I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don’t have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?” – Shailene Woodley

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Move into Action in the New Year…

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With the New Year, the energy in the Universe urges us to take action in our lives. Not only action, but authentic action! You will find that the energy of 2018 is giving you the push you need to get your life together and get things that you have been dreaming of done. Taking action in our lives can create the results:

  • Action Creates Courage
  • Action Allows Emergence
  • Motivation Follows Action

Taking action in our lives is like creating change. It can be a very scary thing to do. We can get stuck in fear just thinking of moving forward. Part of the reason we sit in the non-action zone is that many of us we have a fear of failure. We will not do something simply because we can’t fail if we don’t try. That is why fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. When we take action on those dreams and goals, we find out what we are made of, what we are actually capable of achieving, and ultimately emerge. When we create an emergence, we step into who we are meant to be without hesitation or resistance to change. We can also find peace within ourselves and our lives. Once we find internal peace that is when the hard part kind of begins. It is the long term of the action. When we have action, we must have motivation that allows us to keep that action. What is your driving force for the action you are taking? Do you want to live your purpose? Do you want to help others? Do you just want enough money to pay for your needs? Whatever it is that is going to get you out of bed each day to walk in action instead of fear is what you need to nourish. Just like you have to water a garden for it to grow, you must be willing to water your dreams and commit to them for the long term. Part of the reason we can fail at action is that we think making one mistake ruins everything. So, we might as well just give up on it because it is easier than continuing. Let me tell you that, every day and even every second of every day, you have the power to keep going. To decide, yes I screwed that up, but I am going keep going because I believe in my dreams. You want them so badly that you can taste it. If you believe it you will achieve it. If you don’t you won’t. It is that simple.

Other ways you can focus on taking action in your life is:

Connect with the Present: Stay as present as you can each day. Learn to focus on only the things over which you have control. A book that really helped me in this area was “Change your thoughts, change your life” by Wayne Dyer. If you struggle with your thoughts getting the best of you at all, I highly recommend reading it. You can also watch his PBS special at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c3307Ia7Nw

Think before committing: I will admit, I am a people pleaser. I used to have a big problem saying yes to everything. To make things worse, I would say yes without even thinking if it was something I really even wanted to do. Then, as soon as I agreed, I would start thinking about it. We have the right to say no to some things as well. If you don’t want to meet that friend at the bar at 9pm on a Monday night, you don’t have to. Justifications are not required. When I realized that I needed to change the pattern that I created, I implemented the following procedure. When anyone asked me if I wanted to do something, instead of saying yes right away, I would tell them that I would check my calendar and get back to them. Then, I would give myself one day, and then answer back. Now if it is something you know you really want to do, then of course say yes. But, if you find yourself in the pattern of saying yes to everything, and then canceling or backing out of commitments at the last minute, you may want to try this and see if it helps. We want to be authentic in our action. That is why taking a day to think about it actually help you stay authentic to yourself and to the people who are asking you.

Accountability:  We live in a time where accountability is a hard trait to come by. At some point, I fear finding someone who takes accountability for their actions will be like trying to find a Unicorn. Everyone is an individual. But, at some point, we all have to be accountable for our actions. We don’t want to achieve our dreams and actions by manipulation, or cheating, or hurting other people on the way. When you fuel action by those things you will never really attain you goal. The way to achieve the desired outcome from your action is through our own authenticity. How one person achieves it doesn’t mean that is how you will. You have to be brave to look at yourself and hold yourself accountable for who you are and the actions you take. Attaining your dreams is solely your responsibility.  Here is a great article on the topic further:  http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/no-excuses-being-accountable-for-your-own-success.aspx

Now, along the way, you may not get it right and that is ok. But, I guarantee you that you will learn something each time you try, and then there will come a day that you do get it right. It won’t happen overnight, but there will come a day when you wake up and say “wow, I did it!”

“The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.” – Tony Robbins

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Upcoming Master Year of 11/2: And…

As a new year is upon us, we wonder “what is going to happen?” Each year carries a numerological energetic vibration to it. In 2018 the Universal Energetic Vibration will be an 11/ 2 year (2+0+1+8=11 (1+1=2)). Eleven is what’s considered a Master Number and, without getting to deeply into Numerology, typically Master Numbers don’t always get reduced to a single digit like other numbers. So, it can be an 11 or a 2. The year often marks the beginning of a new direction. Have you ever heard the saying “its 11:11 make a wish”? Well, think about 2018 as your opportunity to make a wish all year long! Eleven is a significant spiritual number that calls us to awaken, live our purpose, and allow our intuition to guide us in our new level of consciousness. Here are some themes we may be looking at in our own lives based on the energetic vibration of the 11/2 numbers:

  • Be patient and wait for opportunities to come to you
  • Be positive and proactive about finding love
  • Build upon what you already have
  • Consolidate and solidify what you started last year
  • Develop psychic abilities and enhance your intuition
  • Focus on your health and well-being
  • Improve your existing relationships with others
  • Practice mindfulness; consider getting some energy healing and practice meditation or yoga
  • Recognize, express, and release repressed emotions
  • Work on personal development
  • Work on self-love

You can read about the energetic vibration of both the 11 and the 2 here:

http://www.whats-your-sign.com/spiritualmeaningofnumbereleven.html

http://numerology-thenumbersandtheirmeanings.blogspot.com/2011/02/number-2.html

We are living in a era where time is going by faster than ever. Everything is rushed and it feels like people are not taking a Sunday stroll through life anymore, but running through it. Some people, not all, are impatient, rude and sometimes downright mean. But, there is also a lot of good and hope in the world. We just don’t hear about it with all the fears being projected in the media. So, what does this all mean? Here is what I feel we have the chance to do as a collective group this year.

  • We will take action toward our goals and dreams that we manifested in 2017.
  • Change can become impossible to ignore as we ache for it for humanity and are asking ourselves what we are tolerate and why.
  • A bold opportunity to be patient! Not only with others, but ourselves and to accept the opportunities that the Universe is working on for us.
  • With Jupiter spending this year in Scorpio, we will all seek the truth about things and not settle for less than the truth. That may even include no longer lying to ourselves about things.
  • Have the courage to trust our ability to do what we love and to have a relationship with whom we love while making enough money to thrive and trust that the Universe and the Divine are going to provide for us in a way that is best for our higher selves.

Do I think a shift is going to take place? Absolutely! I think it has already started with the Divine Feminine energy that came in with 2017. I think we no longer have a choice but to make a shift for the better. Change can be really scary for a lot of people. So, there may be some hesitation you see in others who decide to fight the change and do it the harder way instead of embracing it and sailing with the wind. A word of wisdom from my own experiences fighting change. It happens anyways. It is just easier if you go with it verse the alternative were the Universe pushes you into it. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

This is what the Universe as a whole will be vibrating at for 2018. We have what is called our personal year number that will also play into certain themes we may see in our own lives that is based on our birthdate. So, you will have the Universal Energy and your Personal Year number vibration themes for 2018. What are yours? Don’t know yours? Have Elysian Life Design do your 2018 Numerology Forecast. Your 2018 Numerology Forecast is based on your birth date. It will give you a theme for each month of the year and, get this, a day by day breakdown of what your energy may be facing. That is 12 months & 365 days of insight! To find out more about how 2018 will impact you, you can visit our listing on ETSY at:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/561113276/2018-numerology-forecast?ref=shop_home_active_1

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Universe Help: What’s my Life Purpose?

 

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What is my life purpose? That is one of the most common questions asked by people in in my sessions. It is a question that I have asked myself most of my life. Trust me I often think “If I knew then, what I know now”. We know that our past doesn’t define our present. But, it can provide you lessons and opportunities to figure everything out. I often think that we shouldn’t, at 18 know what we want to do with the rest of our lives. We don’t even really know who we are as a person often until our thirties. Then, when we figure it out, we have “wasted” all that time doing what we thought we loved verse what we know we are meant to do. We can feel trapped in the illusion of our security. We are afraid to makes changes once we figure it out. But, how do we even know for sure what our purpose is. Trust me if it was as easy to go see someone who can connect with your guides like myself it would be super easy. I wish I could tell people what their purpose is. But, one of the most important steps in finding your purpose, is your journey in life. Every day, every step, every choice leads you further on your path and that is how you gain insight. Many times we make choices and at the time those choices really serve who we are. But, fast forward 10 years and you may desire to live a quieter lifestyle than you once did. That will lead you in the next step of your purpose. The question is; where do we start when we don’t even know what direction to go in? Here are some helpful steps:

  1. Follow your heart, instead of your mind: I assure you the headquarters of your EGO isn’t going to tell you what you are supposed to achieve fulfillment and happiness. So, don’t ask it and don’t listen to it. Listen to the place built and designed to make you feel love and passion. Start asking your heart to lead your steps and actions.
  2. Don’t live in fear of change: “Fear kills more dreams, than failure ever did.” We all know that fear, especially of change is super scary. In my opinion, worse than a scary movie. It is really through cataclysmic change that we rebuild what is important in our lives. And, anyone that knows their purpose will tell you that they experienced some sort of trauma on their journey to finding out their purpose. Either their entire life went to crap first, or they suffered a loss so deep, or they almost died in order for them to get the message.
  3. “Do” instead of “think”: How many times a day do you spend thinking, instead of doing? I know I think and over-think things till my brain hurts. We can get so caught up in the “what ifs”, and plan a –z that we stay in place and don’t move. I often think, “I wish someone would just tell me what choice to make”. We are the only ones who can take the actions needed to achieve the goals we want. No one else can do it for us. If you want that dream to come true, you have to make choices that get you there, not think them.
  4. Do something every day you are passionate about: By living passion and trying new things, we figure out what we love to do. Maybe you always wear pink nails, but you really love purple. Next time you go to get them done, be bold and be you. If purple and sparkles makes you passionate about life do your fingers and your toes. It can be any size thing that makes you feel that passion, but take that chance and do something small or large every day to help you find out what you are made out of.
  5. Expand your comfort zone…even just a little: Our comfort zone is like a warm, soft blanket on a cold rainy day. Why in the world would we want to move from something like that? There is a saying by Anna Berkes that says, “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.” In order to find our purpose and figure is out, we have to get out and explore the adventure waiting for us.

Perhaps, you are asking the Universe “What is my purpose?” There are a few things that I recommend to people who are in search of their purpose or know their purpose but, don’t know what to do with it when they come to me. A “Divine Check-In” or a Numerology Report. You can learn more about both on our website: https://www.elysianld.com/services.html or our ETSY store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElysianLD

Whatever you think or know your purpose is take steps to live it every day, because that is only the beginning of the journey and the beginning of all the abundance coming your way.

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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How can a Past Life influence our NOW

Past lives can hold a very intricate key into our present lives. Our past lives come up a lot more that we can realize or pay attention to in our everyday lives. Think about a fear you may have. I have many and 95% of them are because something in a past life triggers them in the present time. As an example, I have this strong fear of fire. Of it getting out of control, of it spreading, of not being able to stop it. As much as I love lighting candles, there is a part of me that has to take a few breaths before I do. The smarter me just uses the LED candles. Now, most people who perhaps have some form of spiritual gift like I do whether it be intuitive, or healing with energy, herbs, etc. Were most likely persecuted as a witch in a past life. Hence my fear of fire. Perhaps your fear is water or a fear of drowning. Most likely that has happened to you before. The thing I have come to learn is that even though we do not consciously remember things from a past life, our soul does. So, when we are pulled to repeat patterns or career choices, or even enter into relationships with people we have known before our soul remembers it. Suddenly, an alarm goes off, red lights flash and our soul yells WARNING, you have done this before it didn’t end well, don’t do it again! The soul is trying to protect us from having to go through those same things again. It is unlikely that we would be  brought to the center of town and burnt at the stake for practicing something like Reiki in 2017. However, our soul needs some kind of reassurance to let it know that it is now okay to do that. The soul thinks it is doing what is best for you to keep you safe. Many times it is our calling to keep finding our way back to lifetime after lifetime. That is how we know we are living our Soul purpose in a way where we have to push through the struggles it took to get there.

Past life issues related to finances, fears, illness, love, weight and more can all play a role in our present life. Have you ever felt totally madly in love with someone, but you had this fear of them being ripped away from you and not from a break up or anything like that, but a fear of them dying. This again could very well be a past life fear. You and this person were living a great life and then suddenly something happened in their life purpose that took them away from you. When we reconnect with that Soul in this lifetime, our Soul does that same protection method where it will do anything to keep us from the pain and suffering we once experienced. Even though this lifetime with that person may be the lifetime you get your happily ever after with them.

When your soul kicks into protection over drive, have a conversation with it. Tell it you understand why it is protecting you, and thank it for wanting to keep you safe. Explain to your Soul that times are different, and certain things are no longer punishable the way they once were. Perhaps that person has come back into your life for a reason. Maybe it is to fulfill a promise you both made before you came back to this life, so you would really like to explore it and see where it goes, or fulfill your Soul purpose this lifetime. It will understand, and work with you. 

Here is something I like to do when it comes to healing a past life connection. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do this for all past life issues, depending on how deeply rooted they are, but it will still help and make a difference. Let’s say in a past life you fell off a building and that is why you have a fear of heights. You will want to be in a safe space where you can be uninterrupted for 10-20 minutes. Start by going into a meditative state. Take three deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth going deeper and deeper with each breath. Now, set the intention to go back to the lifetime affecting the fear that you are addressing. If it is a fear of heights, go back to that building you fell off of, but this time visualize a scenario where you don’t fall off the building, instead you turn around walk back down the stairs, out the front door and walk away. In a way, you heal that soul memory. One of the most important things to remember is, in some cases, it can be about forgiving yourself in order to move on. Give it a try for a past life trauma you are trying to work through and if you need a little help along the way for a certain situation, email me at contact@elysianld.com and we can come up with something personalized for you.

“Who are we really? Combinations of common chemicals that perform mechanical actions for a few years before crumbling back into the original components? Fresh new souls, drawn at random for some celestial cupboard where God keeps an unending supply?

Or the same soul, immortal and eternal, refurbished and reused through endless lives, by that thrifty Housekeeper? In Her wisdom and benevolence She wipes off the memory slates, as part of the cleaning process, because if we could remember all the things we have experienced in earlier lives, we might object to risking it again.” –  Barbara Michaels

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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The Power of Affirmations

Beautiful Young Woman Doing Yoga Exercise (1)One of the things that I find so beneficial for anyone to do, is daily affirmations. Affirmations should be sent not only to yourself but to your chakras as well. Chakras are seven energetic centers through which your energy flows. When our emotions are out of balance, these chakras can become blocked and can manifest pain, illness, or other discomforts. For our bodies to function optimally, our seven chakras must be in balance. This balance enables energy to flow through our bodies. One out of balance chakra (energy center) can cause the other Charkas to become problematic and not function correctly causing them to work too little or too much.

This is what can cause you to become blocked; over thinking, worry, having addictive behavior, becoming reclusive, or feelings of hopelessness and being highly emotional or repressing emotions.  Setting daily intentions for your chakras helps you maintain balanced emotions in your chakra field providing positive reinforcement and allowing you to set the tone for your day. You will want to think about what is going on in your life and how you can use that support in your energy field. You can also set intentions for other parts of your energy field or physical body such as organs or your immune system. Below is a chart on where you can locate your chakra and what each one represents:

When talking about chakras, you will often find them referred to as numbers one through seven. Here is how the numbers are associated with each individual chakra:

chakra 3

1st: Root Chakra

2nd: Sacral Chakra

3rd: Solar Plexus

4th: Heart Chakra

5th: Throat Chakra

6th: Third Eye

7th: Crown Chakra

When setting your intentions, you can either work from seven down or one up whichever you feel drawn to do.  When you are ready, focus your attention into the chakra with which you are working and, when you are ready, state your intention.

Although there are many ways that you can work with the chakras, here are some examples I like to use. I use the term I AM, because it is considered one of the most powerful words.

Root Chakra: “In my Root Chakra, I AM grounded to the center of the Universe. I

AM safe and secure.”

Sacral Chakra: “In my Sacral Chakra, I AM filled with passion and creativity.”

Solar Plexus: “In my Solar Plexus Chakra, I AM filled with personal power, self-love and

I AM claiming my worthiness.”

Heart Chakra: “In my Heart Chakra, I AM the embodiment of Love and my heart is open to giving and receiving that love.”

Throat Chakra: “In my Throat Chakra, I AM expressing my authentic self.”

Third Eye: “In my Third Eye, I AM seeing beyond what my eyes can see with clarity.”

Crown Chakra: “In my Crown Chakra, I AM filled with Universal enlightenment and connected with my Divine Support.”

To close, you may want to align yourself completely with the source. If you feel compelled to, you can say: “I AM filled with pure divine love and light for I am one with God and He is one with me.”

Those of you who have frequent digestive issues, immune challenges, glandular issues, etc. may find it helpful to set some personal intentions to help strengthen those areas as well. Take the time to make the right intentions for yourself and what you need at this point in your life. Everyone will be at different points on their paths, but we all continue to grow and develop, and our intentions will as well.  So, you may find that you use the same ones daily or are making adjustments when you feel guided to do so. Part of learning to trust your intuition is listening to it. When your intuition tells you to make adjustments, listen to it so you can continue to support the energy flowing in your chakras. Although this is a good way to bring positive reinforcement to your chakras and the many layers of your energy field, it is recommended for use in conjunction with energy healing of some kind to help you shift and release energy that is no longer serving you such as stuck and stagnate energy. Having that energy work will only strengthen your daily intentions for your charka energy.

You may be going through some kind of Spiritual Awakening. Congratulations, you are in for a very unique journey.  Sometimes you can be living what some people may call a double life. One part of you may be working for that nice secure paycheck. Perhaps you are not challenged and not living your purpose. If you are going through your awakening process, you may have found what you are passionate about and absolutely love it. But, it doesn’t exactly vibe into your “normal” job. So, every day you are consistently lower our own vibration to do things you do not want to do in order to be “normal”. When this process started for me, and I began to awaken, my body did everything it could to keep me from journeying down the spiritual path. It is not because my soul doesn’t want me to be happy. However, most spiritual people have been, at some point in life, been persecuted for being different. Your soul remembers this, and doesn’t want to see you relive the persecution. So, it tries to keep you safe. During my own process, a few of the healers I went to told me that only through healing myself, could I then heal others. At first I was like “what does that even mean”. Why had I chosen to sign up for this! Being that my purpose was to help people in various spiritual forms I couldn’t just let it go and not pay attention to it. So, I started working with a certain daily affirmation that I would say before getting out of bed in the morning. I found that it helped me start the day off on the right foot and affirmed to my soul that it was ok to be a healer in this lifetime. So, if you find that you are going through something similar, you may benefit from this as well. Here is my affirmation for embracing your inner healer:

“I embrace the healer within me, past, present and future, so that my soul may know a lifetime where I won’t be judged or persecuted for my abilities.”

After saying this for about three weeks, I found that my body started listening to me and we got on the same page about things. You can say affirmations for just about anything in your life! Affirmations can be for relationships, joy, health, or simple saying, “I AM going to have an amazing day!” I like to say these before getting out of bed because I feel like it sets the intention for a great day. Maybe you want to be more present, or rediscover your faith. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Just say what is in your heart and you will never go wrong. The more direct and open you are the more you will see how taking even a minute to set affirmations to your day to your chakras, and/or to your relationships can and will change your life.

If this topic is of interest to you and you would like to know more about the power of the statement “I AM”, I strongly suggest that you read the “Moses Code” by James F. Twyman

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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