I always know when I need a little energy tune-up. My body and relationships start to feel heavy and stuck and I don’t feel my joy as much.
I am grateful though, for all the joy I have felt in my life, because if I didn’t know what it felt like, I would never know when I was off-track. I remember years back when I didn’t know the difference.
Then, I thought feeling heavy and stuck was my “normal” state of being. So much so, that I didn’t even think my energy was heavy and stuck. I only see it now in pictures and when I remember it. Little did I know!
I am also grateful that I never get off track for too long, because I also know what to do to shift it. And, I have enough practice and support to make it easy to do those things, and not just think about them. 🙂
It’s hard to learn and sustain new habits when no one is there to hold us accountable, to cheer us on, and to practice with. We are human and we want connection. Without it, we give up more easily.
More and more, we are meant to learn and grow together. I would never have trusted my intuition if I didn’t have a supportive space to practice, and people telling me over and over, “You’re right on,” when I gave a reading.
Now, I don’t need that, but I did at first.
In my early 20’s I devoted 2 hours a day to spiritual practice, and I became vegan and severely restricted my diet. After 6 months of that, I got sick and gave it all up for awhile. After months of tofu, brown rice and chanting, I took antibiotics and ate a bagel and cream cheese and it seemed like the best thing on earth.
Why was I so strict in the first place?
Well, on some level I knew I had gifts and I wanted to develop them. On the other hand, I did it because I was pissed off.
I was fed up with feeling everyone else’s stuff and not hearing my own inner voice. I wanted to feel my freedom and I wanted to feel like my life was mine.
Somehow, I knew that the more I could do that, the better I could love and be loved. Deep down, my desire for love made me take on other people’s stuff. But becuase I didn’t like the result, I pushed away my true desire with all the “stuff”.
All that would make anyone sick!
I don’t want you to have to go through these things.
When we pick up feelings or thoughts from other people, we can never process them but only store them. It makes us crazy when we try, especially when we don’t know we’re doing it (which is most of the time).
All that time I felt heavy and stuck was because I was trying to solve problems and heal feelings that weren’t mine. The more I tried, the more stuck I got, and the worse I felt about myself.
My desire for love got me in and my desire for love got me out of that mess. Oh, love is a powerful thing!
Once I sought out support and training, it all turned around. Once I practiced simple daily exercises (like games of imagination, basically) to clear and circulate my energy it was like I could see straight again.
I’d love to support you…
If you feel like you feel things for other people, if you’re struggling to hear and trust your inner voice, or if you feel alone with your spirituality and need a spark for your inner light, please reach out and let’s talk about the “Psychic Self Care” Program.
I am accepting a small group and setting up the structure for this program now, and we’ll begin soon. Contact me to request a spot (no obligation) and let’s see if this is a good fit for everyone!
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