Intuition Can Help Restore Emotional Harmony

Alinga Sky at Rae RanchWhen we are sensitive souls, people who are hypervigilent and often sensitive to our surroundings in many different ways, then we often disengage from our intuition out of the misperception that our intuition is thing that is leading us astray. Many people think that only disaster can result from tuning into the heart space and letting our emotions flow. “Are you kidding me? It will be utter mayhem,” our mind says. Very few will leap forward with blind faith to open the floodgates to their emotional life without some voice within saying “WTF?? Are you insane?”

But the truth is that when we do the work to restore communication with our intuition, it is not going to lead us off a cliff. In fact, our intuition is the way that we get access to the higher guidance that can help us navigate complicated, emotional circumstances. It doesn’t necessarily lead us immediately through a field full of daisies with blue sky and bright sun beaming down, but it does help us to make the choices, that if we are honest, we already knew we needed to make, but the mind convinced us was a bad idea.

Listening to your intuition, getting hooked up, restoring communication, taking baby steps to listen to what your intuition says about the food you are eating, or your relationships and whether they are meeting your needs, is a good place to start.

You don’t need to become a psychic guru, awakened or enlightened. Hooking up with the intuition can help you make daily decisions. It can be your literal guide in navigating daily life. In my opinion, connecting with intuition is logical. (brain balks at this) It is true. AND the only way to find out is to work with, develop and strengthen your intuition. Guess what happens next? You feel more steady and stable in your emotions because you feel more supported by YOU.

PS> I am writing a book about how intuition can help restore emotional harmony. Sooooo if you notice a theme in the posts, that is why!!

 

How to Cope with Expanding Consciousness

Photo Dec 14, 3 41 41 PMAs we expand our consciousness and get access to a greater flow of energy through the energy systems including the chakras, the meridians and the energy around the body, we notice shifts in the physical body, emotions, our thought patterns and the spiritual realm.

If you are noticing these symptoms it could be that you are going through an expansion in your consciousness where the energy you are channeling is getting bigger and stronger and this is causing discomfort as you adjust and release energies in all these areas that are restricting your ability to expand.

When we go through this type of discomfort, we can tend to blame ourselves and feel like we are “off track”, getting in our own way when the discomfort is simply a part of the journey and not something we need to get rid of.

What to do when we feel like this?

By now you have heard it a million times. Be present to the moment. Be mindful. Allow the energy to flow. Connect to the heart space and let the energies process. Let go of judgment. Be gentle. Have love and compassion for yourself.

All of this works and yet even when we are doing these things you might  still notice a negative belief and judgment that you are doing it wrong, that we need to get rid of certain physical or emotional feelings and experiences. This is a misperception and part of the way that we DO get off track is when we think we are doing something wrong.

Whenever we polarize our experiences, which we do as humans, as good or bad, better or worse, problem or solution, we are in the grips of our dualistic thinking which restricts our growth. Noticing the polarization of our thinking helps you to release the thought and get more access to higher guidance around the matter at hand.

We live in a dualistic life. This is fact. Another fact is that releasing judgment and aligning with the moment, doing what we can to release negative energies that are getting in the way helps smooth the ride. Then aligning with higher vibration thoughts and experiences. Letting go of the effort expended will help you align with greater ease as you expand your consciousness to new ways of experiencing life.

* Next week: Tools to Support Expanding Consciousness (including CRYSTALS to help!)

** Photo credit : Karen Wilson!

The Process of Transition

Photo Jan 12, 12 33 48 PMIn the process of transition you might be:
– Moody
– Excited/ elated about the change.
– Despising/ resisting the change.
– Feeling doubtful, unsure, and consumed with a sense that nothing is right with the world.
– Hearing a deep inner voice that reassures and tells you everything will be okay, even through the change.
– In denial with your head down saying la-la-la-la and not really doing anything to deal with the transition.
– Worried, anxious, stressed out maybe all the time.
– Feel abandoned, isolated, and like no one is there to help you.
– Feel grief, and in that process, also, anger, at the loss, at the change.
– You may feel regret, that there were so many things you wanted to do before things changed, but you didn’t and this may feel disempowering.
– You may feel guilt, and you may not know why.
– You may reject support or reassurance, as it may feel too much.
– It may trigger fight and flight responses. The stress of change may be too much for your nervous system.
– You may withdraw.
– You may be really excited about the new things to come but overwhelmed about the logistics.
– You may be excited about the new job, house, marriage, place to live, but it may be more excitement and happiness than you are used to which may trigger thoughts about whether you are worthy of the new events in your life.

Transitions are transformative, taking you to new places that you never thought you would be, changing your life, which often means leaving something behind including relationships, places, things or experiences which you valued and deeply loved.

I think big life transitions change you forever. Be gentle with yourself during transitions. And remember, self care is the kingpin during transition.

Choose to process your emotions as they come up, get support (as much as you can tolerate) from friends and professionals, and allow the energy of the universe to shower you with love and acceptance.

You are a divine being doing the best that you can in the face of deep emotions.

Embrace your divinity and love yourself! Loving yourself through challenging times will make it a much smoother ride!

Stress Overload: Do you need a reality check?

59_SeaGrassBlue_FTIn our daily lives we are inundated with sensory input and for people who are highly sensitive and find it difficult to filter this barrage to the senses it can be overwhelming. The simple act of living in a busy city can cause a strong and unrelenting stress response often manifesting as edginess, anxiety, depression and for some triggers PTSD symptoms.

What I am noticing is that even for us folks that are aware that we are highly sensitive, there is still an abundance of self judgment about our sensitivity to emotions, energies and sensory input. It is this self judgment that seems to do a bunch of damage because we resist the reality of the overwhelm.

Self talk, judging yourself, and putting high expectations on yourself in terms of how much you can cope with is equivalent to abusing yourself. We are all aware of the importance of being realistic about toxic relationships with others, but often we are in a toxic relationship with ourself.

In your meditation practice, heart writing practice, or during self reflection whilst out on a walk, think about how you are treating yourself. Are you putting high expectations on yourself? Do you need more sensory space? Are you in overwhelm and if you are, are you willing to reduce your exposure to busy, hectic environments?

Andrea Rae

Releasing 2014 & Visioning 2015

ReikiRockstarsAs we all transition from 2014 into 2015 often we feel emotions in the body which trigger self criticism. We might feel like we “shouldn’t” feel bad, should have gotten over things, or maybe we feel the opposite, that we are feeling “fine” and maybe we shouldn’t feel fine. The mind often is in opposition to our reality.

Notice how you feel about letting go of aspects of 2014 specifically noticing the feelings in the body. Are you tightening up around things, resisting and encountering inner criticism?

When you think about what you are visioning for 2015, how do you feel in the body? Is there fear, excitement, uncertainty, or all of the above? Be gentle, and rather than resisting, find the flow. In meditation and writing find the flow and follow the fear, the resistance or the irritation. When we are present to emotions then as Pema Chodron talks about, like weather the emotions shift. It is guaranteed. Not always quickly, but there is a shift. Follow the shift. Be present to it.

If you’ve got it in your tool basket, use Reiki. Set intentions and use the symbols to support them (Reiki level 2)! Reiki is a great tool to balance us energy sensitive folks because it supports us and expedites our intentions!

BIG HUGS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! xoxo

Andrea Rae

Controlling Emotions during the Holiday Season

image_SW_BeachDuring this time of year we are all trying to control our emotions to make it a nice holiday season, and to “be” something that is expected of us for family and friends, because, afterall, the holidays is a happy time where we all should be able to dial into the joy of the season.

Controlling our emotions becomes the priority but if our emotions are feeling turbulent, either because this time of year does not feel like a happy time, or family members are triggering old painful memories, it can be hard to stay in control, and we turn to our old patterns of “managing” our feelings.

This is where we walk the tightrope of acknowledging our emotions, getting the support we need, whilst expressing in a safe space (maybe NOT with our family) how we are feeling and realigning with heart energy, spirit energy and inner guidance to help calibrate and validate how you are feeling.

How are you looking after yourself this season?? Are you getting the support you need to have a smoother holiday season?

Ferocious Self Gratitude

selfgratitudeHappy Thanksgiving to all those in the USA and outside the USA who celebrate it. A day of gratitude and thanks which is such beautifully simple way to raise our vibration, and shake loose the denser energy that isn’t serving you and is ready to fall away.

I wondered if you have taken time to show yourself some thanks and gratitude for all that you have done this year, all the decisions you’ve made, all you have let go of, the emotions you have felt – we have been doing lots of feeling – and all that you have dealt with over the last year. Do you appreciate yourself? What do you feel grateful for this year that you did for yourself?

If this brings a tear to your eye, it means that you could use some more of your own appreciation!! Appreciation and gratitude directed to ourselves can have a monumental healing impact! Just know that I am your biggest cheerleader when it comes to supporting you in being your own biggest support. THIS is what makes a difference.

HAPPY, JOYOUS, FUN THANKSGIVING!

Big hugs to all of you!!! xoxo

Andrea Rae

Love Meditation : Let Love Flow!

iStock_000009910758XSmallAre you feeling disconnected from your body and your heart space? Do you need a step by step strategy to connect to your inner world? I know I often do!! Follow this simple method of connecting to the heart space. Let love flow!

First, decide how long you will meditate for. If you only have 5 minutes, let yourself accept that and fully commit to being present for 5 min. Set a timer. 5 min of letting yourself receive love energy, to let love energy flow. If you can spend 20 – 30 min that would be great, too!

It’s time for you to find a space, your own sacred space, or a patch of grass by your favorite tree. It’s up to you. What space are you drawn to? OR what are your options? Again, accept and commit to being present in your given situation.

1.Stop. Sit or lie down. Allow your body to receive this moment of peace as you adjust your posture, releasing any tensions in your key tension areas. Release expectation, just set the intention.

2. Breathe – a natural rhythm. Don’t force or contrive the breath, let your breath be “yours”. Accept your rhythm, but notice it slow and transform.

3. Whilst sitting or lying, RECEIVE earth energy. Feel the nourishment, the LOVE energy that is within the earth energy.

4. Feel the energy in the heart center – place a hand over the heart center and let reiki energy flow. Return your attention through the meditation to the heart space. Use it as a touchstone.

5. During your meditation time, notice from a place of curiosity the flow of energy in the body, the chakras, the meridians, and the auric field. Watch and observe. Don’t try to change or force it, but notice any shifts in your energy. Also, if you can’t connect with this “feeling” let go of the feel or any sort of energy of forcing yourself to feel the energy.

6. Let yourself dwell in the moment receiving love into all your cells. When your timer rings let yourself take a moment to wriggle your fingers, your toes, rub your legs, and notice the sounds around you. Feel the dual experience of noticing the outside world and the inner world. Accept where you are in this process.

Crystal Mojo : Amping Up Your Intentions

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Crystal Mojo : This is lovely rutilated smokey quartz point. Within it you can see the rutile strands! Rutile is a great amplifier for that which you want to manifest in your life.

Rutilated quartz, clear or smokey, is a programmable crystal. When meditating with a rutilated quartz connect to your intention, and then in your mind, connect with the rutile strands within the crystal. For some they notice an electric “feel”, a strong, sometimes heady energy. If you are using a smokey rutilated quartz, this will help with grounding and bringing your intention into physical form.

Take the time to sit with the crystal, allowing the energy to infuse your intention. When you feel complete, come back into your body, wiggling fingers, toes, reconnecting with your physical body.

Returning to a strong connection to the body and the heart center helps with the integration of mind, body and spirit. Notice the feeling of connection to your now amped up intention/ what you want to manifest whilst feeling grounded in your physical body. Both are necessary in the manifestation process. #meditation #manifestation #crystals

P.S. This is an example of one of the beautiful crystals that will be for sale in the Alinga Sky Crystal Shop!!! Woot!! :)

Boundaries are an act of self love!

HiResBoundaries are a big issue for a lot of people, myself included. So today is part advice, and partly me confessing that I have been letting myself down when it comes to boundaries. I have not been loving and honoring myself.

There are a lot of ways that we can compromise and disrespect our boundaries. Some of the common ones are in participating in relationships in which there is not an equal energy exchange (often we are the ones that consciously set it up this way), where you end up giving, giving and giving, and you don’t get your needs met. This can occur in personal relationships, and with my clients, I often hear about relationships in work settings where people are being taken advantage of, their boundaries disrespected, andmy clients feel like there is nothing that they can do.

The key is recognizing that you are not having your needs met and that there is inequity in the energy exchange. It can be easy for many of us to let it slide, but when we let it slide repeatedly, before we know it we are letting our boundaries be so flexible they are almost non-existent. We are alway renegotiating the boundaries, which is tiring. We also always need to remember we do have choice. Are you ready to make the choice to respect your boundaries? I am!

In a business mastermind I’m participating in I’ve had the opportunity to take a good look at my own boundaries. I tell my clients I’m someone who walks the talk, but that’s not been true recently when it comes to business boundaries. I have been very bendy in my boundaries, and not respecting myself. I need tidy up some of my biz policies if I’m to have the energy to do the work that I do. Sooooo as an act of self love, here are some new Alinga policies:

* SESSIONS : I will be offering in person and coaching services via Skype on Wednesday 10 -7pm (in person limited to 10 -2pm), Thursday 4 – 6.30 (Skype heart coaching only) and Friday 10-2pm (in person and Skype heart coaching)

* WORKSHOPS : I will run classes with a minimum of 3 + people. We will postpone classes that don’t fill until more people are signed up.

* ONLINE CLASSES – Classes will run with 10 + people signed up. Also, there will not be an option to join the eCourse if you miss the cut off time. For example, the heart writing eCourse registration closes at 9pm on Nov 2nd. AND I won’t let anyone in after that time. Nada! Yep, I’m getting badass about this boundary stuff!!

* QUESTIONS/ SCHEDULING – All communication should be through email or phone. It gets challenging managing FB communication so I’ll be redirecting people to email.

Questions about eCourses –  Allow 24 – 48 hours for responses. We will respond as quickly as possible. My awesome virtual assistant Tonya will often be the one responding to questions. I’m prioritizing ways to help my biz grow and to make plenty of time for writing books and developing content. This will mean that I will be looking to Tonya to help me more and more. Thanks, Tonya!! :)

* CRYSTAL QUESTIONS – I won’t be able to offer responses to a lot of questions about the crystals and their meaning. Customized sets will be created for current clients. I will be creating a YouTube channel and there will be a lot of information in those videos, as well as an eCourse that I will be launching in 2015. I love sharing my knowledge with the community, but I’ll be sharing my knowledge in classes primarily. In the future I will offer group calls where I will answer questions and intuitively offer recommendations.

Part of the reason for these policy changes is that I am transitioning my biz from primarily a one-to-one model to a one-to-many model. In plain speak it means I want to work with a larger number of people sharing my knowledge about intuition, crystals, reiki and heart writing. It’s “the time” to expand my reach.

I LOVE my relationships with everyone. It is great to be growing such an awesome community. My intention is to grow a strong, heart-centered, respectful, non-judgmental, wise, spiritual, supportive, dynamic, healing, boundary-respecting, growth-oriented community of healers, teachers, writers, and creatives from all over the world. An international community of like-minded folks that can connect and share in the journey.

We are a process oriented community, supporting, respecting and honoring each other as we follow our own unique paths.

How are your boundaries? What do you notice about your boundaries at home and in the workplace, or in your biz? Do you have some of the same issues as me? I’d love to hear either on the FB page or in the blog comments.

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