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:

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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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Manifesting with the Energies of the New Moon

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The New Moon is symbolic of new beginnings, and an internal renewal clock. The moon represents the feminine, emotional, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives and has been worshiped since ancient history. It is a time to manifest and draw forth what we want to welcome in our lives. What do you desire? What do you want your life, finances, relationships, career, family dynamics to look like? These are questions to ask yourself during this time. Treat the moon like your best friend and a page in your journal.

A complete cycle of the moon takes exactly 28 days, radiating her energy to us in cycles of waxing and waning, bringing in the ebbing and flowing we all feel throughout the month.

Although a New Moon appears dark in the night sky and can hardly been seen, its energy is very powerful. Much as the moon affects the tide of the ocean, it affects our body. More than half of the human body consists of water. Consequently, your body can feel full, bloated, etc around the full moon and lighter around the new moon. The phases of the moon also affect our sleep patterns.

During the New Moon we can also find ourselves reborn just like the moon itself. The New Moon also brings energy of renewal and taps us into the heart beat that connects nature and the moon.

Here are some of my favorite ways to work with the New Moon

Vision Board:

Many of you may be familiar with the concept of a vision board from the popular book “The Secret”. It is basically a board with photos, words, and elements of what you want your life to look like. They can be really fun to make and equally powerful. Your vision board can represent any area of your life such as relationship, career, money, dreams or all of them. This is a great thing to do specifically around the New Moon. Use your vision board as a tool to manifest all you want to bring into your life over the next moon cycle. Remember that your only limitations are the ones you create. Be open. Be abundant. Ask your soul what it needs and place that on your vision board.

Manifestation Meditation & Yoga:

Here are some great guided meditations that will help you meditate better with the New Moon. Some of you may even enjoy the last video which helps explore the New Moon & Yoga.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiHjGc9I_cQ

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New Moon Altar:

Creating an altar with a specific intention is one of the most powerful things you can do to harness the magic within you. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or the biggest most beautiful thing you have ever seen. It just has to come from the heart. Allow your soul to speak through your actions and the items that you choose. I like to make sure I have a black candle representing the new moon. I also like to choose certain stones or crystals depending on what I am working on manifesting with that specific moon. Other items you may find helpful are, feathers, musical items such as a rattle or drum and some sage to burn. You may even decide to place your vision board at the center of your altar. You may find burning an abundance blend of herbs like cinnamon, lavender, patchouli and sage will help reach your goals.

Moon Water Bath:

A Moon water bath or Moon bathing, is where you soak in the tub with some abundance herbs like Angelica, Blessed Thistle, Ginger, Lavender, Milky Oats and Roses. You can also add essential oils and salts to your liking. It is important to create an intention for this New Moon bath. While you allow yourself to soak in the water for a good 20 to 30 minutes, allow the energy of the bath to soak into your body and allow your intentions to be manifested.

Moon Prayer:

Praying with the moon can also help draw in abundance to your life. Here is one of my most favorite prayers to for the New Moon. “I welcome transformation. I welcome growth. I welcome abundance. I know what I need. I AM ready!”

Moon Sprays:

I have had an infatuation with spiritual sprays for many years. So, out of my own desire to work with a special spray for the moons, I created a New Moon Blessing Spray and Full Moon Releasement Spray.  These sprays are made in sacred space, and energetically charged in the appropriate moon phase. They use the highest quality essential oils, flower essences and gemstone elixirs. They are then also charged with reiki and filled with the highest vibrations for either letting go, or drawing abundance towards you. Here is a little more information on our Moon sprays:

New Moon Blessing Spray:
Use this spray to assist you with welcoming your desires and attracting your dreams into your life around the New Moon. Contains: Rose Quartz, Star Sapphire, Sunflower, Moonstone, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Sweetgrass, Gold Lime, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Holy Water and Blessings.

Full Moon Releasement Spray:
Use this spray to assist you with releasing what is no longer serving you so you can create healing and growth in your life around the Full Moon. Contains: Round Leaved Sundew, Moonstone, Cotton Grass, Selenite, Smoky Quartz, Holy Water, Ylang Ylang, Cypress, Bergamot and Prayers.

For more information about Moon Sprays by Elysian Life Design, please visit our ETSY store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElysianLD. For bulk orders, retail orders, or to order directly through us, please email contact@elysianld.com or call 914-336-7693.

No matter how you decide to work with the New Moon and manifesting what you need, as long as it is personal to you, and the intentions in your heart are ready, the magic of the moon is yours to claim and help you in any way you need. “The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” –  Ming-Dao Deng

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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How to work with Spirit Animals and Power Animals: 101

Working with animals on a spiritual level can be just as important as working with angels, guides and loved one. You may have heard many terms related to the ways animals can work with us spiritually such as “Spirit Animal” and “Power Animal”. A Spirit Animal is an animal who comes to you in order to show you through its own unique nature and skills how to deal with the manifestations of your Spiritual Journey. Think of your spirit animal as a guardian spirit or spirit guide. It can play the role of protector and provides guidance. It’s like a “personal guide or protector.” The Important thing to know about Spirit Animals is that you do not choose your Spirit Animal, and it chooses you! Another key point of Spirit Animals is they will appear only at the time and place in your life when you are ready to accept them and the wisdom they come to offer. I have found that, over the course of various times in life, a person can have multiple Spirit Animals based on what may be going on at that time and can change once a certain lesson may be learned. But, once a Spirit Animal presents itself to you, regardless if a particular part of your journey is over, you can always call on the animal’s energy whenever you need it. You can do this even if a new animal has presented itself or you haven’t worked with the animal in a long time. From what Spirit has told me, everyone has a constant Spirit Animal that they are born with, almost like a Guardian Angel. While other Spirit Animals may come and go, this Spirit Animal will always be by your side.

The other term you may be familiar with is a Power Animal. A Power Animal will often let us call upon it and harness its energy and powers to get us through a situations and particular moments. Unlike a Spirit Animal we can choose this animal. In addition, the spirit of the animal could unite with the person it “chose” in more personal ways and one will often find similarities in traits of personality, characteristics, and synchronicity between the two. As such, the power or essence of the animal can be felt or communicated. One of the cool things is you can actually merge with a Spirit/ Power Animal. If any of you have seen any of the Twilight movies, you know that Jacob is part of a tribe that can turn into wolves. That is a Spirit/ Power Animal for him! I often tell clients to imagine they are one with the animal. For example, let’s say you have a Spirit/ Power Animal that is a lion. You can literally ask the lion to merge with you. It would feel as if the animal was the outside shield protecting you while you were inside and safe from harsh energies.

Here is a great Meditation to help you find your Spirit Animal.

  1. Create a safe private space that you can relax in private free from interruption including all electronics.
  2. You will want to create sacred space. You can use holy water, crystals, prayer, or call in the  guides, and angels you work with. You can also call in the 4 directions (east, south, west, & north) and Mother Earth and Father Sky. If you do not know how to do this, you can read about it here: http://thefourwinds.com/blog/shamanism/opening-sacred-space/
  3. You will want to relax by either sitting or lying down in a position which keeps your back straight. Use sounds of nature to help you be present in this meditation.
  4. Relax and breathe. Allow your body to release all tension, beginning at the top of your head or crown chakra. Then, as you continue to breathe, you will find that all negativity and stress have released out your feet and into the Earth.
  5. When you feel ready, invite your spirit animal to come forward. Don’t panic if an animal doesn’t immediately appear. Trust in your intuition and it will come. When it does, welcome them into your energy field. You will also want to thank it for the messages and insight it is going to provide you.
  6. You will want to create a dialogue with the animal. Start by asking it if it is your spirit animal. Once you confirm, ask it any questions you may have. You may want to ask its name, what its purpose in helping you is, you can ask about certain areas of your life that you may need assistance with and so on.
  7. Once you have received all the insight you desire, you will once again want to thank your spirit animal for showing up in your meditation.
  8. You will once again want to focus on your breathing, you will become more present as you return to your sacred space. Take some time to thank any other spirits, guides, angels etc. You will also want to thank the four direction.
  9. You may want to journal about your experience so you can go back and remember the insight that your spirit animal provided you.

Once you know your spirit animal or power animal is, you can work with it through any form of meditation, prayer, or by simply asking that it to join you for the day. I have even seen people incorporate their animal in their jewelry. You can always look for signs of the actual animal as well. This can serve as a reminder that they are with you. The more you work with these animals the deeper connection you will have and the stronger you will trust your own intuition. I love using the site http://www.whats-your-sign.com/ to look up the spiritual meaning of the animal that comes through. It is very detailed and you will learn why that animal is in your life. It is a privilege to work with any type of spirit animal or power animal energy. Consider it just as important as any other relationships you have. Your animal will be there for you and protect you. Stay open to receiving and it will always show up for you.

“I think of animals more as spirits that come and go. They enter our lives at a particular time and they leave at a particular time. The whole glorious history of animals with people is about joy and connection. It’s about loving this creature and letting this creature love you.” – Jon Katz

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Your Personal Resurrection

90896158-eec4-4cba-a325-038391f1f65eHow many times have you felt defeated, and just wanted to give up on something? But, then something happens on a spiritual level that you can’t explain and makes you rise above. For some of us, it is faith that brings us through the challenges we face in life. We go through various lessons and blessings that bring us closer to our purpose and where we are supposed to be in life. I have often reflected through the years and felt like each time I was down or out for the count dealing with health issues, relationships, and life in general, there was a moment where I knew I would not only get through it but become a better and newer version of myself as a result. Much like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly or a phoenix combusting into flames only to rise up from the ashes reborn, we turn into something we never thought possible. We are living in a time where things are different. It feels like every day there is different energy in the Universe, on Earth, and within us. We can feel the shifting and the changes. On some level we resist that change because change is scary. We don’t always know what is on the other side of change and the unknown is a fearful area for most of us because we are unsure how to handle the results of the change. Here is what I believe are the stages we go through during our personal resurrection process:

The Shift: This is the beginning phase, where certain things start happening in your life where you can feel the change start to come. Maybe you have faced health issues in the past and some of the symptoms are coming back, or you feel your relationship with someone you care about is different than it used to be, or you are unhappy at your job. This stage is going to determine the direction of your resurrection journey.

The Fear Battle: This is the really really hard part. This is the phase where you are literally at war with your inner self and sometimes your body. During this phase you can be filled with so much doubt and there will be times you will want to give up, because this is not what you signed up for. Thoughts like, will I ever get better, will this situation ever go in my favor, and will I have a healthy relationship with this person will all run through your mind. During this phase everything is dark and looks dark endlessly. There is no light at the end of the tunnel that you can see and you want to give into that fear because it seems easier that going through the darkness one more day. Trust me, if you can get through this, you can face anything that comes your way.

The Acceptance & Forgiveness: One day you wake up and it’s light again! The pain is gone or a health issue is better, and you can start to see things more clear and get a brighter picture of what is ahead. I remember years ago I dislocated a rib head from my sternum and every day for a year I would wake up nauseous and it would stay that way all day. I thought it would be that way forever and I didn’t know how I would handle it. I prayed about it and did whatever I could do to get it to stop and then one morning I woke up and it wasn’t there anymore. As quickly as our struggles come in to our lives they can leave just as quickly. Once that happens you have to spend time reflecting on what you just went through. Maybe it was months, or years that you were in the battle stage with something. It is important for you to take the time to accept what you went through and forgive others and yourself for things that were done or said or even things that you had no control over such as an illness. Our body needs forgiveness too. We must accept who we are, where we have been and challenges that we have overcame in order to not only heal from the situation, but look at life differently and learn something from it. Nothing we go through is without purpose. Sometimes recognizing that purpose is the light we were and are seeking.

 The Loving Awakening: Did you know that every seven years the cells in our body rejuvenate and literally what makes up our body becomes new. During this final phase, you become new also. You have weathered the storm and made it through the other side. You have literally died in some way saying goodbye to an old version of you and resurrected into the newer, wiser version of yourself. You have come to love yourself for exactly who you are and embraced your flaws and come to understand that you do not have to hide who you are to others or make excuses for how God made you, because HE knew what HE was doing! You have found answers to questions like, what do I want to do the rest of my life, how am I going to get there and perhaps the biggest lesson is why did this happen? You will never be the same once you awaken into the more elevated consciousness version of yourself. The mind and the body are strong, you will have been pushed beyond what you thought you could handle and in the end you were victorious!

Once you have resurrected, you may find that while certain things have changed, some have remained the same. You may still have things to work on, and someday you may have to face the same challenges again. The important thing is that you know you overcame it once and you can do it again each time. You may also find that at the end of the particular journey you started during the shift it doesn’t look or feel how you thought it would. But, that doesn’t mean you are not exactly where you need to be and who you need to be for the new journey you have ahead of you. If you rise up each time, the Divine won’t let you fall.

“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.” ― Aberjhani

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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