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Want to Find Some Peace? Meditate, Baby!

When the Center was open, every Thursday for six years I taught meditation classes. Many people still ask me how to meditate. There’s so many different ways to meditate! Simply put, meditating is focusing or concentrating on one thing, like Tai Chi. That’s why I love Tai Chi so much. There are many tools that can assist you in your meditation practice. For instance, a candle flame, music or humming. You can also meditate while gardening, doing dishes or other sedate activities.

However, there is one constant – BREATHING! My breathing has changed in the last year and a half since I closed the Center. Back then my breathing was what I call too serious. Not that I don’t take meditation serious – I do. I was being too serious in trying to control everything. Now I sing and hum to relax my energy. As I relax my breathing becomes deeper as I sing. Changing the way I meditate makes me feel more connected to the experience. Without listening to a meditation CD or reading from a book, I create my experience and it works perfect for me. You may want to try this idea – choose a meditation from a book and read it into a recorder. Listening to you tell you what to do – can be very powerful. I challenge every one of you to create your own experience! If you’d like to come to a guided meditation, I welcome you to my home on Thursday from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. Meditation in the Shining Wheel 

Joy & Reiki…Want Some?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a form of therapy where the practitioner channels the intention to improve the flow of life energy. It is a hands-on, no-touch, visualizing technique where the recipient remains fully clothed and relaxes while laying down or comfortably seated.

Reiki may reduce stress, ease pain, eliminate toxins, releases suppressed feelings, strengthens the immune system, balance the spirit and chakras, amplify natural abilities and creativity, and trigger wellness. Feelings of overall well-being, peace and renewed life joy may also be experienced. Reiki is also often used as a compliment to medical treatments, adapting sessions to the needs of the receiver. It is not a religious belief so the benefits can be enjoyed by anyone.

As an Inspiration Coach and Reiki Master, I can help, or teach you, a powerful way to create positive life change combining Reiki with coaching. Join my Introduction to Reiki on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

How do YOU use crystals? & Bonus Video

Shine On!

Imagine Mother Earth giving her gifts just for you! Crystals are amazing!

The laws of physics tell us that all matter is energy in physical form. Matter is anything that takes up space as a solid, gas or liquid. Gemstones and crystals are examples of solid matter. Formed over eons by way of high pressure and heat, the Earth’s gemstones embody concentrations of energy. Crystals are formed from vapor or liquid that has been compressed or exposed to temperature changes. Presently, we use the energetic and physical properties of gemstones and crystals in many areas of technology. For example, they are used in lasers to perform delicate surgeries and in computers to move information almost instantly around the world. Gemstones and crystals are also used to focus and amplify the natural energies of the body to improve or boost wellness.

The use of gemstones for healing and other spiritual practices has its roots in ancient cultures. These practices have thrived over the centuries and are still used in our modern day world. There are numerous books, websites and other media about the use of gemstones and crystals for spiritual practices.

So, what value do you put on the energy of gemstones – and crystals? If you use them, what do you use them for? The following insights are from two different people followed by my own thoughts on this topic.

Viewpoint 1: I definitely believe gemstones and crystals have a place in my life. I have felt the grounding affects of Snowflake Obsidian, Hematite and Jet. Lately, with all the energy shifts I have had to practice grounding more often.

Viewpoint 2: I use crystals for many things. I have also discovered I can pick up a regular stone from outside and it becomes what I desire at that time. I put my intention into the stone. For instance, it might become a healing stone or a stone for reducing my stress. I have stones I put around a water fountain and my intention with these stones if for abundance!

Angel: I use gemstones and crystals as I do any other tool – when it’s appropriate, when it feels good. I use them for healing, grounding the house and amplifying energy. I also use gemstone wands for energetic healing sessions. Amethyst helps for dream recall, protection and much more. My favorite gemstone is Black Tourmaline. For me, it is so calming and protective – I feel like I am in a bubble of love.

If you would like to learn more about gemstones and crystals join us at the Basic Crystal class on Friday, April 13th!

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Grounding & Video!

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Grounding is very powerful. It is the action of consciously creating an energy connection from the human body to Mother Earth. Everything is made of energy. When energized, your frequency increases. When grounding your body, the Earth acts as an electrical ground. Just like the third prong on an electrical cord, the Earth absorbs excess energy.

Have you ever felt dizzy, slightly nauseous or “spacey” during or after some activities? This may be your body telling you there is an excess of energy. You have the ability to release this excess by grounding. To avoid this build up it may be very wise to ground before energetic activities. Grounding may increase spiritual awareness. As you ground, your mind clears and becomes focused. You may feel more fully in the present with greater awareness of your surroundings. Grounding may also enhance whatever you are experiencing.

A few examples are:

  • a Full Moon ceremony,
  • an energy healing session,
  • Tai Chi or
  • meditation

It may also do wonders for activities such as exercise, special time with a friend or even at work.

For me, I found the most effective way to ground myself is to visualize roots growing from the base of my feet and sinking down to the Earth’s core. For a full description of this, watch my video! Other suggestions are:

  • Eating something healthy
  • Walking, especially in natural surroundings
  • Practicing Tai Chi
  • Carrying or wearing gemstones, especially Snowflake Obsidian

There are many other ways to ground yourself.  You may want to try different methods and stick with the one that works best. Bring grounding into the different aspects of your life and notice the difference it makes. You may need to ground several times during the day, depending on your energy level and the activities you are taking part in.

If you’d like more information about grounding, make an appointment today for Spiritual Coaching.

11-11-11 – Positive or Negative? It’s up to YOU!

Posted 11/08/11 by Angel Marie and filed under:

People around the world are looking at 11-11-11 as a special date in time.  Many suppose and predict that it will be the “end of the world as we know it”…but I choose to see it as a positive thing.  Just all the people coming together to make a change, will create a massive difference in the world.

Because November 11, 2011 is full of elevens it is important to consider what you are thinking.  It is said that manifestations – our thoughts and desires – may take only split seconds to be fulfilled.  It is a wonderful time to meditate and consider what you wish to take place in your life.  Eleven actually represents a refinement of ideals, intuition and revelation, as well as impractical idealism and visionary insight.

Although eleven carries psychic vibrations, it can also have negative effects such as treachery and betrayal of secret enemies.  This is why it is a time to call for meditation and manifestation.  While you are considering your own desires, this may just be the best time to meditate for world peace and commitment to becoming responsible for Mother Earth and her wellness!

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People around the globe will be gathering together, regardless of race, creed, doctrine or philosophies with a similar underlying theme; to awaken humanity and prepare for the next step in conscious illumination. They will unite and align themselves by releasing the old ways that will be replaced with a desire to live in harmony, joy and love.  This will be a time of personal renewal through meditation and manifestation.

Most people will be focused on healing Mother Earth from the suffocating pollutants which we have created over the last decades.  High energy where humanity as a whole will vibrate at a much greater frequency creating a time for those who practice the meditation and manifesting will be determined to see humanity in to an era of rebirth.

SHINE ON! 

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