Transform Doubt

sun Behind every genius idea, act of courage, work of art, budding love relationship and step into the unknown, doubt lurks. Following an ahha moment where the clouds of confusion part and we see with clear awareness, there often comes a time of questioning. Self-doubt can make you feel as if you are inwardly divided and at odds with what you know to be your truth. Your creative, inspired and intuitively insightful spirit and your cautious, fear based ego mind seem to be at war with one another. Which one you listen to and act from, depends in part of your past experiences and your self-awareness.
Doubt traps us in a small and dark corner. A form of judgment, doubt arises when we expect certain outcomes. For years I wanted to write a book. I had a lot of ideas, but whenever I started to write them down, I doubted my abilities. I would torture myself with questions like: What if I failed? What if I spend months and maybe years writing a book and I cannot get it published? What if no one reads it or likes what I write? My expectations were high. If I wrote a book I wanted it to be, published, read and successful. Doubts plagued me.
Lacking the conviction that I could be a successful writer, I turned my attention to other areas. I devoted myself to becoming a better and more accurate intuitive and medium and increasing my clientele. I also worked part time as an art therapist at a treatment center for troubled youth. It was in this unlikely environment that my fears and anxiousness about writing was transformed. A large part of my work as an art therapist involved creating stories. To keep the young people engaged and participating I had to creatively dig deep. When they enthusiastically engaged with one of my tall tales, usually an outrageous and ridiculous one, I quickly wrote it down. Hopeful that the next class would also find it as interesting, I began to write without noticing that I was writing. No longer feeling pressure to perform and be successful, my relationship to writing changed. Writing, I realized, helped me to feel alive, vibrant and full of energy. It was a transcendent experience where all of me came together with passion and purpose.
The dread of publishers, others opinions and my own perfectionist self-judgment began to fade and be less important. Writing was no longer felt like a choice. I wrote for my soul, it was the elixir that I needed to feel fully alive.
If doubt is plaguing you here are a few suggestions
Take a break and get away from the project or issue that you feel doubtful about.
Do something that helps you to feel confident and happy, It doesn’t matter what it is. Go for a walk, play your favorite sport, listen to music, watch a good movie or go to a museum.
Be honest about your expectations. Ask yourself the following questions. What are my expectations? Are they realistic? Am I expecting too much of myself”
Be with others who love and encourage you.
Share your feelings with someone that you can trust and who is supportive. Be careful not to confide in those who may have their own doubts and a negative perspective. Learn how to take care of yourself and share your dreams with those who have followed theirs.
Be with those who uplift you and will love you for who you are.
Listen within, for what is right for you.
Spend some time alone. Listen to your heart and your gut. Ask yourself: “If I knew that I would succeed and that everything is possible what would I do?
Trust your intuition.
Make plans and take baby steps.
Write down a plan for what you would like to accomplish and experience. Break it down into manageable steps. Give yourself small daily and weekly goals. Celebrate your progress. It you begin feel doubt take a time out. Refocus on what you have accomplished and what your next steps will be.
Give it your all and remember that choosing the safe sure thing does not necessarily mean that you will be happy, successful or better off. You cannot control outcomes, but you can choose to participate in what brings you joy and what feels right for you.

Three Ways You can Help Your Loved Ones on the Other Side

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Many people seek the services of a medium because they want to know that their loved ones who have passed over are peacefully resting, surrounded by love and still very much alive. Receiving messages from a professional medium can ease the grieving process as well as provide insight as to how your loved ones who have crossed over are guiding and assisting you in your daily life.
Yet, you do not have to be a professional medium to communicate with those on the other side. It is natural and normal to sense the presence of your loved ones, especially in difficult and challenging times. Perhaps you have experienced this yourself. For instance: Has the solution to a problem or concern suddenly popped up in your thoughts? When you need to make a decision, have you ever had a strong intuitive feeling that inspired you to choose the best outcome? Do you at times find that you are at the right place at the right time or have surprising good luck? These and other similar experiences are signs that you are being guided by an invisible presence. A loved on the other side is likely working diligently to assist and help you.
Although you may be aware of being guided by the loving presence of another in the spirit realm, you may not be aware of the extent to which you are able to help those on the other side. You are more powerful than you may realize. Love transcends the boundaries of time and space. Your efforts here on earth impact those you love, both here in the physical world and in the beyond.
Here are three ways that you can assist your loved ones who have passed over.
Claim Victory over Challenges
One of the ways that our loved ones who have passed over continue to heal and evolve is by drawing close to those of us in the physical world that are experiencing similar life lessons. When your loved ones in spirit review their earth lives, they become aware of the decisions and actions that they took while in the physical world that supported or sabotaged their soul growth and evolution. Inspired by the all-knowing awareness of the heavens, they begin to understand how they may have limited their ability to manifest and experience their highest good. This is where you come in. By watching and observing your positive efforts in confronting your day to day challenges and circumstances, healing your emotional wounds, developing your talents and skills, and your service and kindness to others, they have the opportunity to vicariously experience a new way through you. Through your personal choices, struggles and actions, those who have passed over are inspired, encouraged helped and healed.
Forgive
Let go of the past. Release and heal the wounds and the injustices done to you by those on the other side. Forgiveness frees you from the heavy chains of negativity. When you allow yourself to love another despite the wrongdoings that they have committed, you dissolve your karmic connection to him or her. Loving healing energy streams into your soul and you are free.
Those on the other side need our forgiveness. In a recent reading, a client’s father came forward from the spirit realm to thank his daughter for forgiving him. Her father told her that when she forgave him he allowed himself to experience and absorb the love that was all around him. He realized the harshness and meanness that he inflicted on her and he felt a deep repentance and sadness. He could not understand how he could have hurt such a beautiful soul. Her forgiveness humbled him and allowed him to heal.
When you forgive another who is on the other side you return to them their actions, thoughts and emotions. The energy goes back to its source. Those in spirit who you forgive are motivated to focus on the actions, beliefs and the choices that they made while in the physical world. What we do, we do to ourselves.
The degree to which you forgive another, you will accept forgiveness for yourself. Forgiveness magnifies the energy of authentic love and compassion and allows miracles into your life.
Live Life to the Fullest
Embrace the goodness of life. Practice gratitude and generate positive energy. Not only does this create happiness in your own life, your enthusiasm inspires and creates a stronger bond with those on the other side.
Those who did not take advantage of opportunities in the physical realm, procrastinated or had a negative prospective, learn from your courage and positive outlook. Once in the spirit realm your loved ones become aware that they created what they experienced here on earth through their attitudes, thoughts and perception. Through the positive choices that you make that lead to happiness, they can experience the physical realm in a new way.
Joy and love is the energy of the other side. Your happiness dissolves the separation between you and those who you love who have passed over. Your loved one may have left the earth without experiencing the joy that is possible here.
Embracing joy lifts you into the higher realms of love, beyond the confines of time and space. True connection with the other side is possible when you live in the pure presence of love.
Allow the veil that seems to separate the physical and spiritual realms to dissolve. We are one.
You Are a Medium
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Intuition and Your Authentic Self

644538_10152080331722702_925238413_n Intuitive awareness encompasses a broad range of possibilities and far-reaching perception. We often use our intuition to understand and tune into the practical and everyday issues of life, such as our finances, relationships and health. Yet, your intuition is also the key to knowing who you are. Intuitive awareness penetrates deep into your heart and soul where the authentic you resides.
Dharma is a Hindu word meaning one’s duty or purpose in life. In Buddhism dharma is the eternal truth of life, nature and the universe. You are here to discover and live your dharma. Your intuition is your inner compass guiding you into the heart of your authentic self where this truth resides.

Here are a few ways to get started.
Listen to your dreams
Pay attention to synchronicities
Spend time alone and ask your authentic self to speak to you
What opens your heart?
What truth about you are you resisting?
What are you Naturally Good at?
Act on what you know is true for you.

Intuiting Solo

??????????????????????????????? Have you had moments of crystal clear intuitive awareness? Do you sometimes feel that there is an inner presence that is leading and guiding you and acting in your best interest? Have you ever felt a shiver of excitement move through you when a spontaneous intuitive insight is proven true and correct? These are a just a few of the natural intuitive occurrences that motivate many to further develop their intuitive awareness.
One of the great gifts of intuition is that it enables us to feel closer to others. When you feel what another feels, tune into another’s thoughts or experience their aches and pains in your body, you become aware of your innate connection to others. In a similar way feeling the presence of a loved one on the other side or experiencing the intervention of an angel or spirit guide, assures you that there is life beyond the physical and it is loving wise and comforting.
The paradox of developing intuition is that although it provides us with a unique connection to others, we often develop it in isolation. If you are not fortunate enough to have supportive and interested family and friends or live in an area where you have access to intuitive development classes and group psi activities you likely are developing your intuition on your own. Although intuitive awareness opens new doors of possibilities and connection to all of life, it is initially a process of looking deeper within self. I write books about intuitive and medium development to give others the tools that I have learned and to help bridge the gap of loneliness that can accompany intuitive development. Still even though books serve an important role, practicing, developing and interpreting intuitive insights requires direct experience. Having another or a group to discuss and practice with is helpful. Yet, there can be hidden benefits to developing intuition, psychic and medium abilities on your own.
Spiritual Calling
Without the benefit of a class and teacher to lead you through intuitive exercises and help you to interpret what you receive, you may feel alone in a sea of chaotic intuitive phenomenon. But, you are not as alone as you may believe. You are being guided and supported by loving and wise spiritual guides and angels. When spirit comes knocking on your door with intuitive gifts, know that you are being called into a closer connection with the spirit realm.
Here are some suggestions for solo intuitive development.
• Trust yourself and release your fear of the unknown. The unseen is safe, reliable and is inherently positive and life-giving. Trust that you can communicate and receive its direction and blessing. The universe will respond to your intent to develop your intuition. Notice the magic all around you. The intangible is not as elusive as what it may seem. It will guide you, respond and support your efforts. There are many ways that the unseen communicates with you. Trust it when it does.
• Ask your angels and spirit guides for signs and synchroncities that will confirm when you are on the right track. Then trust what happens. The spirit realm communicates in unlimited ways.
For instance: Has a bird ever seemed to perch on your window sill soon after questioning an intuitive insight and it seemed to be more than a coincidence? Have you ever found coins or feathers, noticed repeating numbers or heard a meaningful verse of a song that seemed to give you a message. These and other similar synchronicities are common signs that you are in the flow of a greater knowing and awareness.
• Take time every day to listen. Relish the quiet and practice sitting silently in meditation. Take time to be in nature, live in the now and listen to the quiet inner voice.
• Find creative ways in your everyday life to take advantage of simple intuitive opportunities. For example: hold mail in your hands or intuitively focus on an email before you open it. Pay attention to any thoughts, emotions, words, numbers or awareness and knowing that surface.
• Notice the energy glow around others or surrounding events. Pay attention to whom or what feels energetically stronger or more compelling. In time you will find that those that seem to glow are often lucky, win, and have good health and generally experience events and situations that work to their benefit.
• Write down your dreams. Even if it seems that they are silly and make no sense, in time patterns and intuitive insights will emerge from them.
• Look at the circumstances of your life symbolically. Use your intuition to see the deeper message within the events, people, circumstances, relationships and conditions of your life. Approach all that you experience as an interactive dialogue between yourself and the universe. What is life attempting to teach you? Where are you experiencing discomfort, frustration or lack? Notice how changes in your thoughts, emotions and actions affect your outer and external experiences. Listen within for insight into the meaning and significance behind your day-to-day experiences.
Developing your intuitive abilities on your own can accelerate your spiritual-intuitive growth and strengthen your connection with the unseen. If you feel you have no support or that your friends and family do not understand your interest in psychic and intuitive awareness, know that you are strong enough to go it alone. There is an invisible presence that assists and guides you. As the Buddha said, Be a light unto yourself.

The Subtle and Powerful You

To take the leap from receiving random spontaneous intuitive insights to intuitively accessing reliable energy information, you must know who you are. You are spirit, connected to all-knowing, wisdom and love. Your spirit is indestructible, eternal and the source of your intuitive knowing. IMG_0679Begin to identify yourself with this part of you. However subtle and elusive it may appear to be, it is the truth of who you are. As you begin to perceive this as your truth, you come into a new awareness of what is possible. You create a new paradigm of authentic power and confidence. Instead of the ego self that appears to be a vulnerable victim in a world of random circumstance, accidents, toxins and disease, you perceive a new world. This world is governed by a universal and yet personal power that is constantly emitting a pure vital life force energy that supports and sustains you, mind, body and spirit. Your spirit is the doorway through which your physical body absorbs this necessary vital life force energy.

Your spirit knows what you need to experience a life of health, abundance and joy. In this new paradigm you are conscious of your inner ability to create and sustain a life of love and wellbeing. There is a harmonious energetic connection between your physical life and the powerful universal flow of vital energy. As you become conscious of this, you tap into the wellspring of true power. No longer at the mercy of the physical influences of your environment and circumstances you realize that there is something much more powerful at work within you. This power speaks to you through your intuition.
As you listen to and act on intuitive messages, the voice of your spirit grows stronger.

You will receive intuitive messages about what best supports and nourishes your physical self. Your ability to discern positive life-sustaining emotions from negative and toxic ones will increase. The impact that your emotions and thoughts are having on what you create and experience will become more apparent. Whatever you are holding onto from the past that is creating resentment and what needs forgiveness and love will surface to be healed. The limiting, judgmental beliefs that are crippling your wellbeing will be replaced by awareness of unlimited inner power and potential.

Don’t hesitate and delay the small steps you can do today that will reinforce your highest good. When you listen to your intuition and act on what you receive you come into your power, mind, body and spirit.