Peace in Times of Heightened Emotion

Peace in Times of Heightened EmotionFor many it has been a year of transition, change, loss, emotional upheaval, grief, confusion, disappointment, and, for some, devastation.

Whether we personally have experienced upheaval this year or not we can all relate to the universal experience of transition, change and the associated heightened emotions. What is also universal is that when faced with upheaval, often we have no idea how to deal with it.

In our lives we all experience heightened emotions for different reasons and during these times we might feel like we are dealing with the situation poorly, that we should be more in control, that we are not getting over things quick enough, that we seem to inherently be doing it all wrong.

In Buddhism the intention is to observe our emotions, our behaviors, our thoughts, from a place of non-judgment, witnessing the responses that we have to any given situation, and in doing so we notice that there is a shift in how we feel.

Impermanence is a core tenant in Buddhism, and when we are in a state of emotional distress we often feel we will never be happy or “normal” again. Our human tendency is to become attached, caught in looping thoughts, held prisoner by negative thoughts and beliefs about the situation.

When we take the time during times of heightened emotions to meditate, we are able to connect to the compassionate heart. When we connect to the compassionate heart and view ourselves from a place of loving kindness, the shackles of negativity fall away. Likely, we will still need to deal with the cause of our grief and turmoil, but it does help us bring more love and acceptance to ourselves, helping us move through it more smoothly.

It is important in these times to remember that there are no wrong responses, and that the pace at which you are dealing with emotions is perfect. And you will be surprised by how much you grow from it.

Is change painful?  Yes. Is it also life-changing in the compassion that is unlocked – yes, too! We’ve all been there, right?!

Peace in Times of Heightened Emotion


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Announcing the Heart Writing Book!

Announcing the Heart Writing Book!I wanted to share with you guys that over the fall and early winter I am going to be working on a heart writing book to build on the material from the “30 Days of Heart Writing” eCourse.

When it comes to creative transparency there are two schools of thought. Either you protect your creative project like a teeny-tiny baby, keeping it sheltered from the big wide world, allowing it the space to grow and develop minimizing the exposure to what could be unnecessary sensory overload via critique and judgment that your project may not be ready for and which may inhibit or annihilate the growth of your project.

The other perspective is that you announce it, and in announcing it you help yourself to be accountable in writing it by being accountable to the very people who will be reading the book. You need to be ready for the input of others, though, who may have opinions, albeit helpful opinions, but when we are writing a book or working on a creative project we all have different styles.

I have often been the protect-the-baby-at-all-costs type, tending to show a limited number of people my writing and sharing limited information, giving the writing project a LOT of space to grow.

In the case of the heart writing book I will be writing I want to feel more connected to the people who are going to read the book. I know that when we take the next 30 day heart writing journey starting on October 13th, a lot of work will be happening behind the scenes as I learn more and more about what people need and want to develop a heart writing practice that meets their needs.

I’m looking forward to sharing my journey. I will be sharing some of the ups and downs of the journey, addressing a key question from heart writing participants on how to transition from heart writing to the so-called real writing or creating when you are working on creative projects. I plan on diving deeply into this issue in the book!

Wish me luck!!

P.S. I would LOVE to have you join me on the 30 Days of Heart Writing eCourse. If you feel like you are ready to get access to a deeper part of yourself, release things that have gotten in the way of you being more “real” in your life, then take the leap and sign up now!!!

Announcing the Heart Writing Book!


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Crystal Mojo: Citrine and Kyanite

Crystal Mojo: Citrine and KyaniteI’m often mixing and matching crystals. I don’t sit down and read a book about it, I just notice which ones feel right together. Often I will have two or three crystals in my pocket, and this is a common pairing – citrine and kyanite.

I love the brightness and the way yellow-orange citrine raises my vibration as it cleanses and regenerates my energy, dissipating and transmuting any negative energy I might have encountered. I love this stone for its aura protecting qualities.

Then, kyanite, this beautiful blue stone, stimulates my intuition and connects me to high vibration energy, helping me hold higher vibration state longer. It also connects me to my guides, which I need if I want to speak my truth which kyanite supports, helping to clear blocks and fears to expressing truth.

Crystal Mojo: Citrine and Kyanite


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The Beauty of the Cycle of Life

I lovThe Beauty of the Cycle of Lifee taking pictures of dead flowers. The dried-out remains of a flower that was full of life, but is now left in that state of deterioration.

The life-death cycle is a part of our lives every day. There are new experiences and old experiences that we are letting go of, and experiences that we are still choosing to participate in. The cycle of life and the emotions associated with it help us to have a healthy relationship with our environment.

When we become more comfortable with the cycle of life, it gives us more freedom to be co-creators of a life that we truly want to live. Letting go can be painful, but often there is great beauty to be found within the experience. Exquisite grief, I call it!

The Beauty of the Cycle of Life

 


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Crystal Mojo :: Amethyst

Crystal Mojo :: AmethystAmethyst is a high vibration stone which connects you to spiritual energy. It is a protective stone which protects you from psychic attack and negative environmental energies. This stone heals and clears your energy whilst calming and restoring peace. Specifically balances anger, rage, fear, edgy anxiety, calibrating grief and aiding in letting go.

Personally, I love this stone! I wore amethyst earrings for a substantial part of my twenties! Great go-to stone! #crystals #crystalhealing

Crystal Mojo :: Amethyst


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