When Reflection Turns To Growth…

Changing Seasons Of Mysterious Woodland

Life… It can often be very complex, confusing, difficult and yet amazing, exciting and a blessing. Sometimes all of the above happen within the same day. As humans, we fluctuate our energy with the earth, and with others around us. Without the downs in life, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate the joy of the up’s and vice versa.  Over the last year and a half, it seems like both as individuals and as humanity in general, we have been pushed to the edge and asked to trust in a higher source to guide us on our path. That, however, can be hard to do. Years ago, I knew a retired priest, and I asked him, “If Jesus Christ came back to Earth, what do you think would happen?” At the time, that seemed like a very logical question. As a child, I worried about the end of days. Now, as an adult, it doesn’t have the same effects on me. So what did the priest say, you may be asking… He said “I think the same thing would happen. Not crucified, in public like before, but no one would believe him to be Jesus so that he would be persecuted again.” His answer perplexed me for so many years, and in many way it still does. As humans we can have a pattern to mistrust people. I think that may come from fears of not trusting ourselves in many ways.

Over the past month, I have noticed many people, myself included, almost doing a life review. I think there is something about the winter that brings people to reflect. Also as things around us have to die to transform, and that is often how our energy works. We have to be willing to let go and allow things about ourselves to die in a way. Old limiting beliefs. One of my least favorite limiting beliefs is my inability to forgive myself for things I didn’t know 20 years ago. How dare I have the audacity to not have an additional 20 years of wisdom when I was only a teenager? Sometimes it feels like we are constantly trying to work through something. The Human body, energy etc, is like an onion, there is always another layer to be worked out.

Maybe you spent years working through a physical issue only to find out it was an emotional issue with also left an energetic footprint. It can be so frustrating sometimes to work through all these things and feel like you are always so close to the finish line. As I mentioned before, winter is often considered a time of reflection in many ways. Without removing all the things that are no longer serving you, there is no room for all the things you are trying to create. A lot is changing in the world over the next two years. The Universe is asking you right now, do you what to continue to be untrusting of anything and everything? Or, perhaps you want believe that you are being guided every day by a higher source. Even though, believe it or not, I have my trust issues sometimes in life, I do know one thing. The Divine comes through when you need them. It may not be the way you want them to, or expect them to. But, your blessing will always be delivered to you.  So where are my top 5 things that I have learned in my own reflection time so far this year that has led to my personal growth that will perhaps help you in yours.

  1. If you are feeling unworthy of blessings in your life, or that you are not good enough in some way, STOP. Come to a place within yourself that the Creation, GOD, Universe, whatever you believe in, made you exactly how you are meant to be. From every freckle, scar, wrinkle, etc they are all battle wounds. You are perfect just being you. Only you can truly help yourself feel worthy by coming to terms with the fact that you may have your moments of imperfection. But, that is what makes you perfectly you and perfectly worthy of being you. Sometimes when I am feeling all the normal human feelings of myself and the world, and it can seem overwhelming, I talk to GOD. I ask him “what are you going to do with me?” His response… “love you”. Meaning, GOD will always love you just as you are, unconditionally.
  2. In life, we will all play the would a, sould a, could a game. Trust me, forgive yourself and move on. 99.9% of the time the stuff you are worried about won’t matter in 2 years.
  3. If you want to having truly good relationships in your life, you must first have a good relationship with yourself. Without that, you will be unable to accept the love offered by others. Life can be a hall of mirrors sometimes, and that hall of mirrors can be your worst nightmare. If something keeps reflecting at you, do yourself a favor, don’t require the other person to change, simply do some of the work and change it within yourself. It won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it. This goes for any relationship in your life, co-workers, family, friends, romantic, etc.
  4. If you start building the trust relationship with yourself, you will start seeing how you trust in others, as well as GOD, Universe, the Divine. Just take one day out of the week. For that one day, ask GOD, your Guides, Source energy to lead you. Trust your intuition just for that day and see what happens.
  5. I spent a lot of time thinking about the question that I asked the priest so many years ago about his thoughts on Jesus. Without getting into too much religion, for the sake of my findings, I am going to approach it from the Holy Trinity of the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and combine them in the word God. Here are my thoughts about that. God is everywhere and in everything. God is love, God is peace, God is the air, God is the silence, God is the person asking for help. God is within you. God is within me. Yes, there are people and things in this world that sometimes make it very difficult to trust or keep faith in humanity. But, there is still goodness and kindness in the world. When you see acts of kindness, that is God, that is Jesus, that is whatever faith you believe in showing you the works of a higher source, and that, you can always trust. The Divine will never lead you down the wrong path. It may take you awhile to get where you need to go, but you will always be there exactly when you need to.

As a new season is approaching, the trees, plants, animals are going to begin to grow, bloom and play. You will find yourself coming out of your state of reflection and be able to see your growth that took place. Remember it is not a sprint, but a marathon. You WILL get to where you need to be. So I leave you with this… Namaste (The God in me, recognizes the God in you).

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Heart Chakra Prayer…

heart-1450300_1280The Heart Chakra is a key power center for all energy of all things related to Love. This chakra allows deep bonds with others, your sense of caring and compassion, feelings of self-love, generosity, kindness, and respect among other things. I also like to think that the Heart Chakra is where we give and receive love to ourselves and others. The colors of the Heart Chakra are Green and Pink, so you can also incorporate them in your wardrobe and accessories when you want to help your Heart Chakra.

Here is some information on how to know if you Heart Chakra is balanced or unbalanced.

When your Heart Chakra is balanced, you may feel emotions of:

Balance of Giving and Receiving, Balance in relationships, Bliss, Compassion, Courage, Emotional Wisdom, Expansion, Faith, Harmony, Healing, Healthy Boundaries, Healthy Relationships, Honesty, Joy, Oneness with Life, Openness, Peace, Self Love, and Self Nurturance.

When your Heart Chakra is unbalanced, you may feel emotions of:

Antisocial, Codependent, Conditional Love, Controlling, Critical, Demanding, Depression, Jealousy, Judgmental, Lack of Boundaries, Lack of Empathy, Self Preservation, Separation, True Forgiveness, Unconditional Love, and Withholding Love.

Some helpful ways that you can help keep your Heart Chakra open and balanced are  by doing some Heart Chakra Exercises and Tools. One of my favorite things for the Heart Chakra is using Affirmations. Here are some that may help you.

Heart Chakra Affirmations

  • I AM accepting all things as they are, and know that all is well.
  • I AM connected to the Earth & the Heavens.
  • I AM deeply and completely love and accept myself.
  • I AM forgiving myself and the the past
  • I AM grateful for all that helped me to transform and open up to love.
  • I AM joy.
  • I AM living a life in balance, happiness and gratitude.
  • I AM love, and it love is within my heart.
  • I AM one with the Universe
  • I AM open to love.
  • I AM peaceful.
  • I AM receiving love with ease and grace.
  • I AM the embodiment of love.
  • I AM wanted and loved.

Other Heart Chakra Tools:

Stones & Crystals

  • Emerald
  • Green Aventurine
  • Green Calcite
  • Jade
  • Malachite
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Rhodonite
  • Rose Quartz

The best ways to work with these crystals, are either placing them directly on the Heart Chakra, having them by your bed while you sleep, wearing them in your pocket, or holding them in your hands.

You can also use Meditation, Yoga, and Visualization.  Additionally, you can also incorporate the color of the Heart Chakra into your diet. For example, leafy green vegetables, or any green foods.

Another powerful tool you can use to help keep your Heart Chakra healthy and balanced is by using prayer. Here is a short prayer I have put together for you. Remember that “I AM” are two of the most powerful words you can say in prayer or affirmations.

Heart Chakra Prayer by Elysian Life Design

Beloved I AM presence, I come before the Universe and Source energy ready to be healed from all of my worries and all that is keeping me unbalanced in my Heart.

I declare that I AM open to giving and receiving love. I AM Love, I AM the embodiment of love. I AM Love.

With each breath, I AM breathing love into my body, and with every exhale I AM releasing worry and stress. I AM breathing in Love 24 hours a day seven days a week.

I AM Love. I AM Worthy of Love. I AM the Embodiment of Love.

I AM surrounded in love every day. I AM loving myself and others without limitation as my Heart Chakra is open and it is safe for me to share love with others.

I AM Love.

(It is recommended that you say this 3 times a day, for the most powerful results and transformation of love. )

Remember that healing your Heart Chakra may not happen overnight. But, the more you work at it, the easier it will become and the more your Heart will open and be able to heal. Remember that you are worthy of love and, to truly love others, you have to start by truly loving yourself. When you do that, all will fall into place.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Making a New Year’s Resolution for your Soul…

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As a New Year is upon us, we can be inundated with resolutions, goals, and wanting to create better lives for ourselves. Rightfully so, but I have found that a lot of people take a physical approach to these New Year’s Resolutions, like getting healthier, work out, “go on a diet” (a pretty popular one), stopping bad habits etc. It is not that these are bad resolutions. In fact I have known a lot of people who have done them, my self included. We can put a lot of pressure on ourselves when it comes to these resolutions. We set a big expectation of ourselves that is hard to always accomplish. For example, losing 30lbs in a month, although feasible, but not healthy, it is also not sustainable in the long term. For many years my New Year’s Resolution revolved around a physical piece of my life. Something that I could see.  Somehow, that meant it was more real. Most of the time, the resolution would fall to the important things to do mid to late January. In fact, none of my successful physical resolutions were ever made at the “New Year”.

Around 2011, I decided that I needed some inner work done on my soul level. Sometimes it is the unseen that needs the most work! Some can appear to have it all together on the outside, but are having a tough time in ways that cannot physically show. I was horrible at taking a compliment. So horrible in fact, that some people would say “can’t you take a compliment”. It would make me so uncomfortable if someone said something nice to me, that I didn’t know how to respond. So I would either over justify, if someone complimented a piece of clothing, purse, shoes etc and explain what a deal I got which, by the way, most people don’t care unless they specifically ask you where you got those items from. Or I would sometimes end up putting myself down to the person who gave the compliment to the point that they would doubt why they said it in the first place. Either way it was uncomfortable all around. I knew it was an area about myself that I didn’t like and wanted to change. So, in 2011 I made my first New Year’s “Soul Resolution”. Something that would benefit my soul and ultimately shine out onto my physical being.  So, for that whole year I decided that if someone gave me a compliment of any kind, I would say “Thank You.” Not thank you, I got them on sale, or thank you but… just thank you. I cut out the over justification and the awkwardness. Sometimes people want you to return the compliment. But, that’s a different story. For me to do what I needed to do, I had to say “thank you,” and move on.  Was I successful in that every day, NO. But somehow because it wasn’t a physical resolution like a diet that could be broken by a bagel on January 2nd but was a core being change that would take time. I just had to take it day by day. Somedays I did well and somedays I needed improvement but that was ok.

As the years went on, I tried to tackle harder things in my soul. For instance, one year I decided I was going to no longer live in fear. Fear is one resolution I may have to make for many years as it is so difficult to overcome. One year, I decided that I was not going to doubt God’s plan or think my life would be a practical joke, and to trust Him. Another year, I focused on Self-Love. This past year, I tackled worry. I joke that I was probably worrying in my mother’s womb. Somehow worry just consumed me and stressed me out, kept me up at night and just overall consumed my thoughts. Again, somedays I did well on this, and somedays I needed to take notes so I could do better the next day. But, as this year is coming to a close, I will tell you that in hindsight that I handle worry very differently than I did at this time last year. Do I still worry, yes, but I focus my energy differently. Instead of only focusing on the worry and the undesired outcomes, I redirect my thoughts to the positive. Now this is not new information that thinking positively will help your life. I am here to tell you that “if you think you can, you will,” and that works both ways. I have also noticed that I don’t lay awake pondering things that I once worried about, because they are all things over which I have no control. I would often recite this Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” I create a new habit within me to better deal with my worry, just like I did with trusting God’s plan, fear, and taking a compliment.

Will we lose 20lbs overnight, it’s not likely. Will we stop worrying overnight? That is highly unlikely also. But, if we get up each day and try our best, and recognize that each day what our best is may change and that is ok. As long as you are giving all you’ve got, even if it’s a two on a scale of a hundred, you are still giving your best. Every year, month, week and day is the opportunity to achieve your goal or desire. As for myself, I knew I had to clear out some old things before those new things fell into place. And for me, it worked, but I am still a work in progress. It didn’t happen overnight. But, as time went on, I noticed, “Oh I dealt with that better, or I am redirecting that thought etc.” For those who may be interested, here is the full serenity prayer that can be helpful for a variety of things you may be going through.

“God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen.”

Serenity Prayer (Full Text)

I hope you will join me this year and every year in taking a Soulful approach to your New Year’s Resolutions. If anything, it can help you work on areas that you need to before the physical ones are ready to unfold.

Stay Positive & Stay Kind & Stay Inspired

Stacey

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The Day I Met Santa…

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The story of Santa Clause is one a lot of us grew up knowing and experiencing the Magic that was “Santa” from songs about good old Saint Nick to leaving out milk and cookies for him on Christmas Eve. I remember being young and thinking “how does he get around the world in one night?” Modern technology now helps us track Santa through his special journey Christmas Eve. But, as we get older, for some reason culture tells us that it is not cool or acceptable to believe in something magical or that we cannot understand with our logical minds. I am going to share with you a story that I have not shared with many people. But, I feel it is essential to fill the world back with some hope or magic this Holiday Season.

When I was 29, I had a profound experience on the Winter Solstice in 2012. That experience seemingly awakened my soul and put me on the path to my Spirituality. It awakened it from all the years of slumber from that part of myself. Ever since that day, I have seen the magic first hand that can be had at this time of year. Some call it a Christmas Miracle, some the Winter Solstice and others call it December 21st. Most of my life, I had experienced health issues, mostly various autoimmune challenges. As my soul was going through this new found awakening, some of those issues came to a cataclysmic moment. Three years later in 2015, I found myself laying in a hospital bed the week before Christmas. Although things weren’t as bad as they had been in the past, or in hindsight as bad as they were going to get, no one loves being in the hospital, especially right before the holidays.

See, you may be asking what exactly had happened to me on December 21, 2012. That was a day, if you remember, many people had speculated about since it was the last day of the Mayan Calendar. Many of us now know that day was a day that the energy changed in the world and it was like a veil had been lifted. Well that was the day when, for whatever reason, the light switch inside of me turned on and with it all of my Spiritual gifts. It was on that day that I realized that I had been suppressing my connection with Spirit. Throughout my life, I have always been able to sense things. But, I often ignored them or pretended they did not exist. I could be in a space and know that something else was there with me and get a sense of energy from it. I know that others can sense things also. But, many times we think it is bad or scary energy because we do not understand what it is. The unknown is often an unsettling experience. Usually, right before I would fall asleep, I would hear people talking to me or calling my name, and sometimes saying things I wasn’t sure I wanted to hear. I remember thinking, “why do they always want to talk to me right before I am about to go to sleep?” Well, that was because, at that time in my life, that was the only time my vibrations were high enough to be open to receiving the messages. I knew energy and spirits were around and there was this whole universal aspect of life. But, I was not sure I was ready to fully embrace that part of who I was. I continued to live my life that way for many years, and had done an excellent job suppressing them, or so I had thought. When that switch flipped everything became clear and yet so much to learn, and so many more questions. That day on the Winter Solstice was a day I stepped into my full relationship with Spirit, the Divine and awakened to my purpose.

So, in 2015, as I was laying in that hospital bed contemplating life, and trying my best to focus on the Christmas magic I could still harness even if I was not at a magical Winter Solstice event, it happened. That was when I saw Santa Clause walk through my hospital wall.

I may have just lost some of you for a moment, so let me repeat that, Santa Clause walked through the wall. Red suit, holly jolly, Saint Nick…

The hospital can be a very active place for someone who is sensitive to energy, or who can see and hear Spirits. But, never in my life did I expect to see that. Surprisingly, my first thought was not fear or disbelief, but I remember thinking, “Ok, things are about to get interesting!” As Santa walked closer to my bed, I did what any person would do. I said hi Santa. He walked over to my bedside and held my right hand. As he did this, he shared his trade secrets with me and my mind was officially blown. In that moment I remember thinking, this makes SO much sense. Before I tell you precisely what Santa said, it is important to understand that everything is an energy frequency. Even as humans we are made up of billions of particles that are made out of energy and therefore, we are energy. And, anything is possible if you tap into the right frequency of that energy.

Here is what Santa told me. He said, “If Spirit is energy and energy can be anywhere, then all of us have been looking at Santa the wrong way.” He is not a physical man that comes down our chimneys at night, and leave us physical gifts under the tree, but does something much more important. Santa is energy. Whether believing is seeing, or seeing is believing. Santa is Spirit energy, just like how the Universe is energy and we know there is something larger than ourselves in the Universe. Because Santa is this energetic frequency he can be anywhere and everywhere all at the same time.  Spirit frequency knows no time, and therefore time does not exist. So, that solved the question to how he travels around the world in one night and visits every child while they sleep. What he continued to tell me was that every Christmas Eve, he visits the hearts of every child and person who believes in the magic of Christmas. Even though, he doesn’t come in physical form, but energetically, he delivers the most powerful and profound gift to those believers. To a child or adult who has an open heart to the power of belief, he gives them the gift of “Christmas Spirit.” Christmas Spirit is something that will mean different things for different people. For some it is peace of earth, kindness to other people, the Charity of giving, and helping those in need, good tidings and cheer. For others, it may mean something else. But, the magic of Christmas, the kind of magic that can bring miracles is the Christmas Spirit. That frequency of peace, joy, blessings and gratitude for all that we already have in our lives. That kind of frequency that could bring peace on earth, if every person opened their heart to it more. To me, that is the most important gift of all; one that is surrounded in unconditional love from the Universe, from God. Miracles, Kindness, belief, peace and happiness to the Human Soul. So, as Santa stood there holding my hand, he asked me if my heart was open to receiving the Christmas Spirit. Of course I said yes! As he leaned down and kissed my forehead to give me the gift of the Christmas Spirit, I felt the cells in my body  as they reawakened to the magic that Santa Clause has just gifted me. As, the Spirit of Christmas was now inside of me, he said his goodbyes, gave me an old-fashioned Santa wink of his eye, touched my nose with his finger and said, “see you next year.” Then, he left the way he came and walked back through the wall, off to deliver the Christmas Spirit to another person.

The next day, the doctors let me go home. Some may not view it as a Christmas Miracle, but given my visitor the night before, I sure considered it as one. Since that day, I have seen Christmas differently. It is not about a gift under the tree. It is in fact about filling our hearts with the magic of the “Christmas Spirit” and all the other forms of spiritual gifts that come from tapping into its energy.

So, this Holiday Season, as life may have brought you in a direction that makes it hard to believe in Santa, or perhaps you and your family want to incorporate a new tradition, one that doesn’t cost anything, but will give you the best gift. I encourage you to try and open your hearts to the magic that can be had and experienced, by believing, and allowing the Spirit of Santa to give you the most important gift you can get at Christmas… The Christmas Spirit.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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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…

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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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Find your Life Purpose in Numerology…

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At some point in our lives, we ask ourselves what our purpose is. What were we meant to do with this life? In a way, what is our mission? Often people will come to me wanting to know the answer to this area of their life. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Figuring out our purpose is a journey, and more often than not, it is a layered journey. I wish I could tell this person, you are meant to be a teacher at this school. Or, you’re supposed to move to Alaska and own a fishing company. Sometimes, depending on where people are on their journey that can happen. But, other times, the person has to take specific steps and learn certain life lessons until either they are ready to step into or accept their life purpose. There are keys to that knowledge right in front of us if we just know where to look. When people are struggling with finding their purpose, I suggest looking at their Numerology Report. Even in ancient times, philosophers knew the numbers held a special code to our soul and purpose. Specifically, I believe that there four key areas of numerology that hold the key to unlocking knowledge of our life purpose:

Life Path Number – This number represents who you are at birth, and certain traits you will have through life. The Life Path number holds key aspects to your life journey and it often holds a person’s primary purpose of life.

Expression/ Destiny Number – This Number holds keys to how you are going to express your life purpose and how you are going to achieve it. This number also helps you look at the ebbs and flows of your destiny, and how ultimately your life lessons play into your life purpose.

Heart’s Desire/ Soul Number – This number holds information to parts of ourselves to which we may not be attuned.  This number is a reflection of the inner you, your authentic self, deep beneath the surface of your outer personality. It speaks to your true desires and motivations. This is what fulfills you in this life.

Karma Number/s – Personally, I feel that Karma comes into play for our life purpose because we are, most likely, working at both simultaneously throughout various times in our life. For example, if we had a karmic debit around money or success knowing this could help us take steps to resolve the karmic debit so we can achieve our life purpose.

Although, I personally believe a full Numerology report gives us the most comprehensive picture of our live’s journey. These four key numbers can hold the answers to those pressing life purpose questions. Sometimes, it is as simple as affirming information that we already knew about ourselves but didn’t pay attention to for whatever reason. Somewhere along the path in life we move from “if you can dream it you can achieve it” to “Dreams are just that” attitudes. We can become overwhelmed by fear and how we can even make that kind of change in our lives. Let’s be honest, no one really likes change.

I know we are living in a time where a lot of people are asking themselves key Life Purpose questions. I have put together a Life Purpose Program. For the month of July 2018 there is a 25% discount on a Divine Check-In. Use Code PURPOSE at checkout. You will also get a free Numerology report. For those just interested in the four key numbers we discussed earlier, I am making that report available for $8.00 on our ETSY Store, where you can also find information on our Divine Check – In: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElysianLD

Read what people are saying:

​”I was so intrigued and fascinated by the Divine Check-In two of my coworkers received from Stacey at ElysianLD that I immediately contacted Stacey and asked her to do one for me too. I simply gave her my name and birth date and in less than a week, I had a 4 page detailed report all about me that totally blew me away! Not only did it fit me to a tee, it helped me identify various qualities and behaviors in myself that up until then, I had only felt intuitively. With my Divine Check-In, I now had confirmation with specific references of all the things I felt and sometimes struggled with internally. In fact, I was so captivated by the information I received in my Divine Check-In, that I decided to also have Stacey perform a Numerology Analysis for me a few weeks later. Once again, in less than a week, Stacey returned a 33 page comprehensive report all about me that delved even deeper into who I am and what I’m inspired to do on earth. Skeptics beware! This info is real and will inspire you to be the person you are meant to be.” – A

Many years ago, I was told what I was going to be doing with my life. I thought “yeah right”. In my mind there was no way that I could help people that way or fathom the thought. As with any life purpose you can have moments of crisis that knock you down so that things can fall together. As a result of my own experience I like to help people get in touch with their life purpose. Once, I started learning numerology I knew it was the cord that connects the two pieces where suddenly everything can make sense.

For those of you who are interested in exploring more about either your Life Purpose, Numerology, or any of our other services please contact me at contact@elysianld.com or https://www.elysianld.com/contact.html and we can create a plan that works for your individual needs on this journey.

Numerology is a large topic, and we will surely be discussing it again in future blogs. My personal favorite way to use it is looking at compatibility in relationships. Numerology is also helpful in choosing a place to live or a business name. So, stay tuned as we explore more about the power of numbers.

“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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Mindfulness In Everyday Life…

We live in a multi-tasking world. As a society, we are checking our phones, checking emails, over-thinking about the day ahead of us, watching children, listening to conversations at work, thinking about our personal lives, health, love and goals and most of the time, we are doing all of this as we are driving, eating, walking and carrying on another conversation. Sometimes, when we are not being mindful, we can even affect our emotional system in negative ways, such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
  • Relationship problems
  • Substance abuse

What if we could slow the mind down and actually be present in every moment of our day? What would that look like and how could that make us feel?  Mindfulness is a form of being present in our own lives and being an active participant in the moments that make up our day. This applies even to little things.

I cannot tell you how many times I have left my house in the morning questioning if I left the straightener plugged in. I found myself driving wondering if I would find the fire department at my house when I got back. I do not straighten my hair every day. On the days I do, I get out of my routine and am not paying attention to the activities I am doing because I am so consumed by leaving the house at a certain time. I had to literally stop everything I was doing and focus my attention on the act of unplugging the straightener in order for me to stop living in this state of anxiety over what I may or may or may not have done before leaving the house.  My acts of not being mindful include, leaving for vacation, driving 2 hours, then turning around and driving back 2 hours the same day because I could not remember if I left the stove on. One of the most plaguing of all is I am in such a rush to leave the house, that I can’t remember if I locked the door, or left something on. There are many times I am at the end of my driveway, turn around and go back in to check everything over in a mindful state. And, I think we can all relate to the drive to or from work and we do not remember how we actually got there.

There are many mental, spiritual and physical benefits derived from practicing Mindfulness, some include:

  • A zest for life attitude
  • Allows you to become fully aware and engaged in daily activities
  • Creates deeper connections with people in your life and enhances personal relationships
  • Reduces feeling of worry about the past and future and can overall reduce stress levels
  • Provides a more restful night sleep
  • Creates a stronger sense of overall Faith in your life

Forms of Mindfulness meditation have also been shown to be helpful in reducing blood pressure and reducing the symptoms of chronic pain. If you are just beginning and want to introduce Mindfulness into your daily activities it is ok to start small. Sometimes we think we have to jump in fully into a new lifestyle. Doing so can make the process overwhelming and that is where we can get frustrated when we do not meet certain goals. A good way to start is being mindful when you eat. How many times do you eat while doing another activity such as working through lunch, watching TV, reading, etc.? With every bite you take, be mindful about it. From chewing each bite to how it makes your body feel. Think of nothing else but processing the food you are eating in that moment. Even if you start by just doing this one meal a week, you will notice that you may realize you are fuller faster than you normally are, the food taste better, and you become more aware of exactly what you are eating.

Other ways you can practice mindfulness during your day are:

  • Start becoming more aware of yourself, your physical body, your emotions, your reaction to people, things and circumstances as well as your body language.
  • When engaging in conversation, give all your attention to the person. Put your phone away, shut off the TV, and have a conversation.
  • Set intentions for your day, or affirmations.
  • Set small goals for yourself. For example, each day pick something that you will be mindful about instead of being mindful about every moment while you are learning to incorporate this more in your life.
  • Practice Mindfulness Meditation
  • Staying present in the moment
  • Every morning and ever night, say three things you were grateful for that day.
  • Listen to positive uplifting music.
  • Practice Mindful eating habits/ Follow our Spiritual Detox Program : https://elysianlifedesign.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/doing-a-spiritual-detox-how-to/
  • Notice sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches.
  • Do a self-reflection of your day before bed and access ways you can incorporate mindfulness during the next day.

There are many great ways that Stones and Crystals can help you remain mindful in your life such as:

  • use during meditation
  • holding or carrying the stone or crystal during the day
  • sleeping with them

Any of the above uses can help provide clarity of thoughts and an overall sense of happiness and love. Here are some Stones and Crystals that can help you remain mindful and present throughout the day:

  • Amethyst
  • Carnelian
  • Malachite
  • Rose Quartz
  • Turquoise

The best thing you can do when practicing mindfulness is to keep it simple. Worrying about being mindful enough or too little will cause you more stress. Just do your best to be present in your own life. Pay attention to nurturing your body. Notice how you are breathing, eating, drinking healthy fluids and how you are thinking about yourself and expressing yourself. Become an active participant in your own life, and start noticing how your actions can impact moments in your day and can also impact your relationships with others.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. ” – Thích Nhất Hạnh

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Your Divine Support Team…

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The Divine Support Team

We all have access to a Divine Support Team, and it can be one of the most powerful spiritual tools we could ever use on our spiritual journey. In many ways, it can be the ultimate connection to the Divine. It will open and expand your mind to realize that the Divine works in an amazing way beyond our understanding and if you haven’t experienced the Divine’s gifts first hand you would find it hard to believe it was real.  Are you ready for a key part of accessing your own Divine connection?

 

What is your Divine Support Team?

The Divine Support Team is very important to any healing process. It can be made up of your Guides, Power Animals, Passed Love Ones, Angels, Divine beings and any Deities you may work with already, or to which you feel a connection.

 

Why should you work with them?

Your Divine Support Team can help you stay sane during the healing process. It is easy to feel alone when you are going through a healing crisis of some kind. But, the truth is the Divine is always there to support you. You may have to ask for the healing, help, and guidance. It may not come instantly. But, your request will be heard and it will come.

 

How can you work with them?

Call them in every day. Ask them to help your ground yourself and remain open to hearing them, or seeing any signs they are sending. The more you work with them the stronger the connection will become, and the level of trust will enhance. Sometimes it is as simple as asking for help from them. We have to give permission for our Divine Support Team to intervene in our life. We also highly suggest that you not only the use of signs and symbols to connect with them but also use meditation and mindful awareness of your thoughts. Here are some resources to review for more information.

https://elysianlifedesign.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/recognizing-divine-signs/

https://elysianlifedesign.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/divine-meditation-tips-techniques-for-beginners/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c3307Ia7Nw

https://www.amazon.com/Archangels-Ascended-Masters-Working-Divinities/dp/1401900631

 

The Divine, and your Divine Support Team are an extension of the Universe. You will start to see miracles in your life every day by working with them and remembering to ask for help. You may feel that issues are unsurmountable in your life. But, to the Divine, all things are possible. Remember they are on your side, and your biggest supporter. I know sometimes things don’t turn out the way we would like. But, in most cases in hindsight, we can see the blessings behind why it didn’t happen, and understand the bigger blessings that we never imagined. Hold faith that however life works out that it will hold those Divine blessings for you.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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