Energetic Defragmentation – April Virtual Mini Break

Are you feeling distracted or exhausted? If you are particularly empathic or spend a lot of energy taking care of other people, then you probably resonate with the feeling that you are fragmented and need to call back pieces of yourself that you are scattered around.  Enjoy the exercise in this power half hour to help you make space for your fragmented pieces and to cement them in with light.

 

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Grounding – March 2016 Virtual Mini-Break

A few of us got together on Tuesday March 15th to refresh and renew our self-care practice.  We explored grounding in our half hour together … what it feels like, how to ground yourself through the root center (root chakra) and how to know when you’re ungrounded.  If you tend to feel ungrounded, unfocused or maybe even anxious, please enjoy the replay of this event.  We did a short physical exercise that you can try for yourself and modify in any way that works for you.

Also below the video, you will find the links to the resources that we discussed.  Enjoy!

You are invited to join us for the next free monthly mini break.  Just make sure you’re on our email list to get the updates.

Links to Resources
Free Human Design Chart – http://coachingwithsandy.com/free-stuff/free-human-design-chart/
Earthing – http://www.earthing.com
Free grounding mats for massage therapists – https://groundedbeauty.com/free-grounded-mat/

Are You Grounded?

I read an article recently about the hazards of meditation.  It got me thinking about how much stock we personal development enthusiasts put into doing things that give us a break from our daily lives.  As an example, I’m currently enamored with the value of taking retreats.  But when does the mental and physical break that we seek through things like meditation or retreating turn into an escape?  It is a fine line worth exploring.

A while back, I was working hard in the “ethers” … being vigilant with my prayer practice, listening intently to spiritual direction, stepping up my meditation practice, while simultaneously living almost my entire business life through the internet.  Some really great things happened with all of this non-physical focus.  My consciousness expanded and my intuition increased immensely.  It felt wonderful to float around in the ethers and then share my bliss on Facebook.

But meanwhile my life on planet earth was suffering by comparison.  It became increasingly uncomfortable to focus on mundane tasks, like paying bills and going to the grocery store.  Some days I never got out of my pajamas.  My memory started to suffer, and I just couldn’t seem to pay attention to much of anything that didn’t have to do with my spiritual life or my online business.  I didn’t recognize this as much of a problem … even as my husband grew increasingly frustrated at my inattention to our life together.  I just floated around, thinking that this was my path to manifesting my heart’s desires on planet earth. Well quite the opposite happened.  I became extremely inefficient at daily living.  My income wasn’t increasing, and I began to battle with the mental shadows of inadequacy and insecurity.

ungrounded

What I finally realized is that all of this “off-planet” … so-called higher consciousness work was actually hindering the growth and expansion of my human experience.  I was becoming very ungrounded.  At one point I openly acknowledged that I was losing interest in living in this dimension.  Not that I was going to do anything about it, but it seemed so much easier to escape to a world of pure spirit and consciousness.

Well guess what?  When you sign up for a human body you sign up for a human experience.  When you’re unable to live your bliss in the performance of your mundane daily tasks, you’re not able to create the kinds of abundance that you can only have in the three dimensional world. … At least that is the conclusion I eventually came to. And hence the fine line was defined between using spiritual and energetic practices to escape from daily life rather than enhance it!

There are hazards to being disconnected from planet earth.  After all, this is our place to create with our gifts from heaven. When we go “up there”…”in there”… “out there” (however you conceptualize it), we hinder our power to create tangible things that would bring bliss in our daily life.  And ultimately, all of the inner expansion that we do through prayer, meditation and even connecting to others through the internet, don’t serve our purpose for being here at all.  They serve as a way to abdicate the responsibility that we have as spiritual beings to live a fully empowered human experience.

If you are doing a lot of spiritual, energetic or off-planet work and have experienced some of these same things, don’t beat yourself up because you have become ungrounded. Just remind yourself that your body is your vehicle for being at home in the physical world.  Ask it what it wants.  Give it what it needs. And take practical steps to anchor your other-worldly bliss into your daily life … even if it is something as simple as getting out of your pajamas and taking a walk.

You can stay grounded even when you are expanding.  And you can have bliss without escaping.

The Synchronicity Formula

The other day I was listening to my inner guidance as I was wandering around in my car and wondering where I might stop for a bite to eat.  I ended up at a small restaurant that I love but don’t visit often enough.  While eating, the owner and I got into a conversation which very surprisingly lead her to hire me for my services.  It was quite unexpected, and yet the easy free feel of the synchronistic interaction reminded me of a very important concept that could make your life easier.

Preparation + Receptivity = Synchronicity

Stay open to the magic of lifeMost of us have been taught that if we want success it’s up to us to go out there and make it happen.  So we work way too hard at the wrong things which actually make the path to what we want that much harder to obtain.  Now this is different for everyone.  If you are a Generator / Manifesting Generator energy type who has the energy to work hard at the right things when they show up, you probably have more stamina to withstand the outer work of making something happen once it comes to you.  If you are a Manifestor energy type, then you definitely have the energy to initiate the things that you want to happen.  But regardless of how much energy you have to “do” things in the world, consider how much easier it could be if your work was focused on preparing to receive.

You are invited to play with this and to observe and acknowledge what happens for you.

Remember that you are intricately woven into the fabric of all of the unseen energies which deeply support your ultimate well being.  What would it be like to relax into that support and let it work for you?

 

February Mini Break

 

February mini breakYou can reduce stress and be more productive by making little breaks a regular part of your life.  If you are not taking a pause on a regular basis, try including them into your routine … perhaps once an hour, once a day, once a week or once a month. Step away from the hectic world of activity to bring your awareness into the moment with a little relaxation and reflection.

A few of us got together on Monday to regroup, recharge and enjoy a bit of community.  If you weren’t able to make it, you can still join us via the recording below.

You are invited to join us for the next free monthly mini break.  Just make sure you’re on our email list to get the updates.

If you would like a longer break (without packing to leave home and finding someone to watch the kids and pets) please join us for a Self-Care Essentials Virtual Retreat

 

Enjoy the February Mini Break (approx 30 minutes)