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The Art of Self Honesty

The Art of Self HonestyA phrase I use a lot in workshops and in sessions is “Can you be honest with yourself? That’s all we are doing is being honest with ourselves.”

It is amazing how hard it is for us to be honest with ourselves about what is working in our lives and what isn’t.

It is the greatest form of self care to acknowledge and listen to ourselves when things are not working for us in our lives.

How to develop the skill of self honesty?

* Start with journaling about self honesty. In your journaling, ask yourself, “Am I being honest with myself about my life?” Notice the sensations in the body – do you feel opening, a clear feeling in the body, or does your body tighten up? If it tightens, that is a no, and there is more exploration to be done.

* Journal about the aspects of your life that are not working for you. Let yourself be honest, but don’t feel like you need to make decisions straight away, just let yourself be honest and see things clearly. This can be painful.

* Sometimes the things that aren’t working for us aren’t always the big things like job, marriage, family, friends. Often there are many small things that aren’t working like the jeans we wear all the time that don’t fit or feel good, or the foods that we are eating, or the way that we automatically say yes to things to please others. Just be honest – is it working for you or does something need to change.

Allow yourself to delve into the world of self honesty, taking mindful steps into your inner world. No need to trample through your inner world. Be gentle, honest, and kind to yourself. Let me know how it goes in the comments!! The Art of Self Honesty

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Mindful Mojo Zone Podcast Launch featuring Kelly McNelis

Mindful Mojo Zone Podcast Launch featuring Kelly McNelis

Kelly McNeilis, Founder of Women for One

Do you wonder how writing, meditating, and heart centering work can help guide your choices in life and work?

Kelly McNeilis, founder of Women for One, joined me to share her path to founding Women for One. Her personal experiences using meditation and writing helped her find her passion and pursue her dream of seeing women connected through writing and sharing their experiences.


Highlights of the Interview

We talk about:

* Kelly’s road to founding Women for One

* How Kelly moves past blocks that are holding her back

* The role meditation and writing play in Kelly’s personal life and in pursuing her goals


Listen to the Interview


“The work never ends, but you keep growing and growing. My work with Women for One has opened my eyes and my soul to what incredible possibility there is for everyone in this world. It’s limitless. If you don’t believe it, it won’t happen, but if you believe it, you can manifest anything you want. If your heart and soul are in line with that belief, it actually works.” – Kelly McNeilis


Share the Insights

The heartspace is like a muscle, the more you surrender to what your heart tells you, the larger it will get. [Tweet this!]

You have to trust your intuition %100 percent of the time. It’s always challenging to do this. [Tweet this!]

When I make huge decisions for Women for One, I center myself, I drop into my heart and ask myself – Is this alright? – And I usually get a Yes or No. [Tweet this!]


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Heart Reiki on Whidbey Island

Heart Reiki on Whidbey Island


It is an understatement to say I am LOVING teaching Reiki from the Rae Ranch on Whidbey Island. Having this last weekend taught three awesome women the nitty-gritty of teaching Reiki, I am feeling ready to launch into a level one class, and soak up the opportunity to teach outside and soak up this June sunshine.

During this level one class we will sit on the covered porch and look out at the gorgeous territorial view, wander down to the pond, sit by the willow tree, and learn about Reiki. I will be providing snacks and a home-cooked lunch – all included in the cost.

Take this opportunity to come relax in this exquisite setting and learn about how energy moves through the body, how to use reiki for self healing, the history of reiki and how to add in techniques to increase the flow of heart energy. A heart transformation expert, I love to share the techniques that I have learned and blend this into the curriculum for the day.

Go HERE to register and follow the paypal link to complete payment.

Please let me know about any dietary restrictions so I can prepare appropriate yummy food and don’t forget to provide me with an up to date email address so I can get ahold of you! Email me:

Be prepared for a great, nourishing day on beautiful Whidbey Island!  Questions : call me, Andrea Rae at (206) 225 4787

Heart Reiki on Whidbey Island


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Energy 101

Three Energy Cleansing Tips!!

Three Energy Cleansing Tips!!Cleansing the energy field

Moving through our every day life we pick up energy along the way. We also generate negative energy through negative thought patterns.

It’s important to be aware when we are “cluttered” in our energy field and to take responsibility for clearing our energy. Let go of “blame” for how your energy feels and take action!

Options – clear with reiki, burn sage and have someone clear the energy field with the smoke, or sit in meditation with the intention to clear your energy of any denser, darker energy that is not serving your highest good.


Who’s attitudes, judgments, opinions and projections are stuck in your energy field? Make the choice to move any energy that is not yours and is not for your highest good out of your energy field. Trust me, you will feel a million times better.


Anxiety and negative feelings feeling out of control? Try jet which absorbs energy. Be sure to cleanse with the reiki, healing energy, or the rays of the moon.

Seeing clients at the Rae Ranch now! Would love to see you!!! Book now!


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Bodywork Sessions on Whidbey Island

Bodywork Sessions on Whidbey Island

2014 has been a CRAZY year. With so much transition, I finally realized that I was spreading myself too thin and that I needed to be more available to my little guy and hubby on Whidbey Island, WA. That prompted the need to relocate my biz officially over to Whidbey Island, which many predicted. I have stopped denying it, finally!


BUT I miss you guys a lot. I love doing sessions with you guys, and I would LOVE to continue to work with you.


Here are the options:
* IN PERSON SESSIONS at the Rae Ranch – Currently offering in person sessions at my home: 10 acres, trails, pond, magical. And come meet the doggies! I would love to show you around. (book online, email or phone)


* Intuitive Heart Balancing via Skype/ phone  – Intuitive Heart Balancing sessions are great for those times you don’t quite have the time to get to Whidbey, but need some energy balancing. We clear the things that are blocking you from moving forward and get clear on some actions to take moving forward. (book online, email or phone)


* Tarot / Channeled Readings in person or via Skype


* Reiki workshops – I will be taking over a great space in downtown Langley in August, and will resume classes – same furniture, same vibe, and cool location by the sea!


* Personal workshops/ mentorship – if you gather 2/3 or more people we can do some workshop work before August. At the Rae ranch. In person mentorship, hourly rate.


* eCourses via the Mindful Mojo Project website. 


Let me know how you are going!!! I really hope to connect with you in some form soon!


PLEASE NOTE : Please email or phone if you don’t see a slot on my scheduling software. The way that it is set up I have made a certain number available during the day. Skype sessions are available in the evening, but this varies week to week. Contact me to see what is available this week.

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