Self Love is Important

Being able to recognise and affirm what you have achieved, what you have endured, and what all those things will bring you today and tomorrow is important. It is not conceit, narcism, or arrogance.

You are special. From the moment you were born your guiding angels have been with you and supporting you, whether you are sensitive to them or not, they are there. The greater your sensitivity to them and their communication with you, the better and happier you will be and the less mistakes and painful lessons you will encounter, and struggle through.

It is important to recognise where you are now, and to be able to appreciate yourself.

A simple affirmation at the start of the day, and at the end, or anywhere in between is to sit still, quietly, tuning out the background noise around you and with a still clear mind, place your hand over your heart, it doesn’t matter which hand, and tell yourself, “I love you,” followed by your name.

If “I love you [insert name]” is too much, maybe you don’t love yourself. Not yet anyway, so do something a little less profound. Say, “I appreciate you… [insert name]” Or, “Thank you… [insert name].

It is OK to say the words and mention something in particular that has been very beneficial or you found your way through something very trying. In that case something like “I love you, [insert name] for the way you handled [insert what happened and what you learned from it].

Eventually, you will be able to love yourself and when you say the words, mean it!

This simple affirmation may also be said after a few moments of quiet meditation.

You, your soul, will appreciate this recognition and affirmation and your guiding angels will see and recognise your progress in your spiritual selfcare. This is especially important during this time of self-isolation when appreciating who we are is so important.

Toxicity in the work place

Workplaces may have high standards of behaviour they expect between people and to the public. However, they may not live up to what they aspire to, or management may not enforce of the guideline’s they espouse. The toxicity is all around you for your workday.

So, what are the best coping mechanisms to deal with these people and these situations?

We have free will, we do not have to stay connected to toxic people or places. But sometimes this maybe our work place or a person at work. It could even be a relative and we know the saying, “we cannot choose our relatives!”

I sit quietly, and ask Archangel Michael to sever any energy cords attached to my soul, spirit, aura, physical self, or Chakras. I want him to cut the cords and destroy them. I then ask him to fill me up with pure white light and protect me with his energy.

I will do this at the beginning and end of the day, or after being somewhere or with someone I consider toxic. 

You can speak the short mantra or think it. Some people I know wipe their hands over their face, head and upper body as if they were brushing away cords or spider threads while they are thinking the mantra. If they do not want people to see them preform this ritual, an empty meeting room will suffice, even a stall in the washroom!

In the past I have soundlessly said the mantra in a crowded elevator on my way to lunch after meeting with a particularly toxic individual.

I prefer to think of the cords I am cutting as if they were tentacles of an octopus with suction cups that attach to things and hold on tightly. I see Michael removing the suction cups and cutting the tentacles which shrivel up and disappear.

Because these situations and people create worry, guilt, stress, fear, unhappiness and other feelings that drain my energy, I ask that these be taken from me by Archangel Michael with the help of my angels and for them to provide me with rest and happiness.

Finally, I thank all my angels and the Archangel for their help through either through the day to come or the day that has past.

Don’t forget your guardian angels! They are also with you throughout the day, at any time you can call on them to help you with a situation as it occurs or develops.

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Clearing Your Space

Why would you clear your space? What is your space? What benefit is doing it?

Energetically, as we move through life, we collect emotional and spiritual baggage and toxins. These can be from people, places, and events.

We bring them home, but we can also bring them within ourselves. They affect our emotions, our thoughts, our intellect. They drag down the energy of our chakras and they can stir or ego.

Many years ago, before I engaged with my Angels and guides to fulfill part of my life purpose which was to become a Reiki Master and Teacher, I would occasionally find myself working with toxic people or in a toxic environment. As I sat in traffic driving home and odd moments when I was supposed to be relaxing watching TV I would mentally go over again and again events that had happened at work. 

I would worry about what the next day would bring.

As a Reiki Master I am able to engage with my angels and guides to recognise these people and situations and negate the affect they have on me, even while they are happening.

I sit quietly, and ask Archangel Michael to sever any energy cords attached to my soul, spirit, aura, physical self or Chakras. I want him to cut the cords and destroy them. I then ask him to fill me up with pure white light and protect me with his energy.

I will do this at the beginning and end of the day, or after being somewhere or with someone I consider toxic. You can speak the short mantra or think it. Some people will “wipe their hands over their face, head and upper body as if they were brushing away cords or spider threads. I have said the mantra in a crowded elevator on my way to lunch after meeting with a particularly toxic individual.

I prefer to think of the cords I am cutting as if they were tentacles with suction cups that attach to things and hold on tightly. I see Michael removing the suction cups and cutting the tentacles which shrivel up and disappear.

You can bring these energy cords, even souls and spirits home with you. You may not see them, or, be aware of them, but they enter your home and stay with you. Freely absorbing your energy. In Tibet and other places where the belief in sprits and souls that have not moved on to their next life is more prevalent, houses will be regularly cleared and doors and windows energetically sealed to prevent these often dark and lower energies from entering. 

If you have heard of smudging a house with White Sage, this is one of the traditional methods of banishing these entities. 

Another approach is to engage with your angles and guides and ask them to help you banish these spirits and energies. 

Ask Archangel Michael to protect you and anyone else in the home, especially animals. As you accomplish the clearing.

Hands in Gassho, I move from room to room, asking them to banish or evict souls and spirits that should not be present. I call out spaces where a spirit or soul may hide or avoid my actions. Such as, under the bed, behind the could, in the draws, behind the door. Anywhere a soul or sprit can hide, I call out for them to be gone!

I include connecting rooms, hallways, etc.

I also ask my angels and guides to seal windows and doors so that spirits and souls cannot re-enter the home. This is all exhaustive, take your time and be patient. Give yourself and your angels and guides time to do their work.

Traditionally, when smudging a space, you leave a window ajar, not necessarily wide open, but a way for the souls and spirits to leave. Do the same when you and your angels and guides are clearing your space.

The Practical Reiki Master

A Vision Board…

A vision board is a creative way to visualize the things you desire to manifest in your life.

Over the years I have created many vision boards, including ones that are text only. Some are image only and one that used software and payed back images and text as a “video.”  

The intention behind the vision board is that by creating it you solidify in your mind what you want to manifest. It is an act of reinforcement and communicating your desires to your angels and guides.

Vision boards can be for any purpose. The three big questions and desires most of us have are health, wealth, and happiness.

Wealth, a pot of gold! I envisaged wealth as a pot of gold, and where do you find post of gold usually? At the end of a rainbow. So, I found images of rainbows and pots of gold, I even printed out the claim form of a lottery corporation and put them all together on my vision board.

Health, for health I printed out pictures of myself when I was a lot less heavy and in better health. I watched YouTube videos of landscape photographers hiking long distances to take their images and wished to have good health and to be able to walk long distances like they did and photograph landscapes. 

Happiness, means a female companion. I printed images of women that had the style or type that I felt I could live and like as a companion.

The images were all glossy, clean and I have a magnetic clip board so I could put them up in combinations that seemed to speak my needs and intentions at the time.

However, desires are not stand alone needs, they interconnect with each other. Wealth would change my life styles, health and relationships, without recognizing them as being connected, I would not see how my life would change if each of them, or all of them were fulfilled.

Some will recommend that a vision board be very specific. A wedding wring with a particular stone setting might be desirable, but if your intended partner provides something different, accept it and do not be disappointed that the image has not turned into reality. It is the appearance of a ring that is important, not its style.

My most recent vision board has no immaculate images, it is all on one large sheet of paper, and rather than pictures of rainbows and pots of gold etc., it is hand drawn with stick figures and crude shapes. 

As I drew each for my vision board I realized there were smaller things that needed to be included. With a companion I take a much needed and better holiday than going on my own. 

I drew a circle around each and showed how each connected to the other and those all connected to something else, rather like laces that close a shoe, the connections closed the small and big pictures into a whole. 

I appear in each circle as a simple stick figure with the word ‘Happy’ next to me.

Things like health are indicated by simple words, ‘fit, trim, and healthy.’ The earlier board with images of me as I was in the past did not represent the now or the future. I am not interested I trying to relive or recreate an old me, I am interested in the new me that will come into existence.

The vision board in the end should not be perfect, it is the unexpected that brings amazing things to our lives. The risk of a perfect vision board is that what we receive may not match what we see on the wall. Remember to be accepting and not disappointed because life did not live up to a perfect image. Most definitely, do not ignore what is given to you.

Episode 1: Remote Reiki Healing session

This is a remote Reiki Session for Dave. A remote Reiki session is for people who cannot be present in person to receive the healing Reiki energy. In this session, Candice and Opame, two of my guides join with me to perform the Reiki session as if the recipient were present.

If you are in need fo healing Reiki energy and are open to receive it, you will receive Reiki energy and the benefits it brings.

Episode 2: Reiki with Candice, Mark and Opame – two quick tips

This episode talks about hand positions in Reiki, specifically Gassho. What does it mean, how do you do it and why.

The video also describes how to bets clear energy or etheric cords. There are many ways to do it, but I feel the best way is to engage Archangel Michael, the warrior Archangel and his ability to cut and destroy the cords which may be attached to you. How and when do cut cords is also discussed.

Episode 3 – Releasing spiritual blocks from past lives

This video discusses how to release the blocks and move forward with those parts of your life previously blocked.

As our soul moves through different lives we can do carry with us things that are relevant from a past life that block us in this existence. They are carried over or, they manifest themselves in a later, unrelated life.

Typical of these are oaths, and ways of living, for example:

An oath of celibacy or chastity in past ages came with a monastic life of study, religious devotion, and an unmarried or sexual abstinence in life. 

An oath of poverty as it suggests eschews accumulation of wealth and accepting the bare minimum in life style.

An oath of obedience means a person follows instructions and rules set down by an authority figure. This is different from compliance where the person is influenced by peers, or conformity where the person seeks to match their behaviour with those of people around them.

Anyone of these oaths, or, combination of oaths, or a belief that has a strong, molding effect on a person’s life can affect you in this life and future lives to come.

Self-Healing, every morning

Yes!

Every Morning!

I pull out a chair form the dining table and set it in a space away from any distractions and practice Self-Healing. 

I sit quietly.

I ask Archangel Michael to be present. I ask that he safe guards the self-reiki session I am about to preform from dark and lower energies. 

I ask my Angels, Archangels, ascended masters and mistresses and council of guides are present. I put a lot of emphasis on the guides that watch over me on my soul path purpose, Candice and Opame. I ask my Reiki guides who channel through Candice and my Helping Spirits who channel through Opame, who is an ancient Tibetan Shaman to be present. With all my guides, spirits present I can start myself reiki session. Because it is a “self” I do not need the traditional Reiki symbols.

I concentrate on aches, pains, and other things that have manifested themselves since the day before. We all have ailments that seemingly appear out of the blue and this is time to deal with them. In Shaman terms, these sudden illnesses are caused by spirits affecting our spirit as they come into contact with ours. In Shaman terms they can be made to stop.

I concentrate on healing. Healing is not just the cessation of whatever it is you are feeling, it is the restoration of what you were before the ache or pain.

For example, back pain may be the result of sleeping badly, or needing a new mattress. Yes, focus on the pain fading and going away, but also the strength and flexibility of the muscles and fibers that low you to participate in your favourite activity. That activity is the ultimate goal.

At the end of the session, I thank my Angels, Archangels, ascended masters and mistresses and council of guides are present. I thank Candice and Opame and the respective guides and helping spirits. And, I thank Archangel Michael who stood guard and end the session. 

At the end of the session I think of manifesting and happy and interesting day, a calm day, one that will not add stress to me.

Oaths and pledges from a past life that block us in this life.

As our soul moves through different lives we can do carry with us things that are relevant from a past life that block us in this existence. They are carried over or, they manifest themselves in a later, unrelated life.

Typical of these are oaths, and ways of living, for example:

  • An oath of celibacy or chastity in past ages came with a monastic life of study, religious devotion, and an unmarried or sexual abstinence in life. 
  • An oath of poverty as it suggests eschews accumulation of wealth and accepting the bare minimum in life style.
  • An oath of obedience means a person follows instructions and rules set down by an authority figure. This is different from compliance where the person is influenced by peers, or conformity where the person seeks to match their behaviour with those of people around them.

Anyone of these oaths, or, combination of oaths, or a belief that has a strong, molding effect on a person’s life can affect you in this life and future lives to come.

I watched a program some time ago, about someone who believed they had been a French soldier in Napoleon’s army when they invaded Russia and attacked Moscow. Not only had he done a lot of research, he had acquired numerous artifacts. The dominant symbol of a regiment in Napoleon’s army was an eagle, displayed proudly on a pole at the head of the marching men and a rallying point during battle, rather like the eagle emblem in the Roman Army.

The Russians kept many emblems of Napoleon’s failed attack, and display them in a museum. One being a regimental eagle. In the presence of the eagle the individual became very “soldier” like. Performing drills, venerating the eagle, and saluting it, right there in the museum.

His time as a French soldier in the army that invaded Russia, his allegiance to the Eagle and regiment still has a powerful hold on him.

An oath of celibacy could lead to a life where relationships with the opposite sex are difficult or nonexistent, even if that is not what the person says they desire today. An oath of poverty can in this life mean an existence where a person “gets by” with the bare minimum and never enjoys a fuller life that even a little more wealth could give them.

Removing these blocks is quite simple.

Sit quietly, hands in Gassho, clear you mind. Say, or think to yourself that an oath made in a past life, name the oath, i.e. celibacy, does not continue or bind me to it in this life, or any future lives. The oath ends here and now. I affirm that being free of the oath I will enjoy a full and happy life without restrictions from the oath. I will enjoy love, and be loved, for the wonderful soul that I am. 

If you feel there are other blocks, carry out the same for another oath.

You may of course, perform a block clearing that addresses “all oath and pledges, and beliefs that restrict you in this life… It is important to also include “Future Lives” and also that release from the oath or pledge in this life, ends at a specific time and place, “here and now.” 

Getting to know our Angels and Guides through Intuition

Getting to know your guides and Angels through Intuition. Messages from your guides angels come in the form of Intuition.

Listen to your intuition, not your ego.

Our soul comes with an ego, it helps us look after ourselves in the material world. There are many definitions of ego; here I will try to explain it from personal experience, rather than drawing from the literature or academic ideas.

The role of the ego is twofold – it protects us, and helps us tell ourselves apart from other people.  

Our soul is expansive, energetic and creative; it defies logic, shifts and changes happen in bursts and growth occurs quickly. 

In contrast, our ego is logical, slow to change, evidence based and looks for proof and validation before accepting anything to be true.

Our ego reflects the opinion we hold of ourselves, but that opinion changes slowly over time as the ego shifts to accommodate what we believe. Think of our opinion of ourselves as including:

  • Self-esteem is how much we like ourselves.
  • Self-worth is how much we value ourselves.
  • Self-confidence is a belief in ourselves and our abilities.

Society is based around the ego – it keeps us on our toes and functioning in the world that we live in. We are part of the crowd and generally don’t stand out by doing anything special, or that can be criticized…

To not stand out from the crowd we need to repress something in ourselves. We need to hold back our gifts, our talents, our truth. When this happens, we become disconnected with our true essence, with our “selves” and that’s where a lot of the pain in life comes from. As we get lost in the mix, we forget who we are, or that we have a right to be happy. We struggle to reconcile what the ego tells us and what intuition, our real selves wants to do or say.

The ego makes things more important to us when they really are not. We become submissive, we’re told what to do, and who to be, and to do it without questioning it. The system of our society is based around the ego, we are living the ego, and in that, everyone is following everyone else.

STOP IT!!!! Listen to your heart, listen to your energy body, to your soul. Listen to what is you want to do, go where your heart and your intuition lead.

The ego has a role to play in our lives, we need it but we need to have control over it rather than be under its control.

Learn to act on your intuition and bring it to the front of your attention. Don’t hold back on your gifts, talents, or your truth. Open up and express them, listen to that inner voice that tells you to try something new.

An integral part of our soul. It comes with the soul when we are born and it will leave when we pass on. 

It is that part of us that helps protect and guide us through the material world.

It protects us by giving us a sense of what we should not do, or what we should do given a particular situation. For example, I would never climb 60 feet up a tree, but as a scuba diver, looking over the some of the dive boat at 60 feet of depth. I did, and still do, find that exciting. 

The ego test us apart from other people, the clothes we wear, the computer we use, where and how we live, the car we drive, where and what we do when we go on holiday… the list goes on and on.

The soul is power, packed with creative, life and expresses itself in energy and dedication. My time diving, took me into many realms; the physics and physiology of diving, history, medical knowledge, education and study, time and money. All of this happened within two years of a relationship ending that blocked these expansive bursts of growth and energy.

The ego can be slow to change. If it is slow to change it is because of its need for evidence and proof before that a change will be good for us. This can lead us to over think things as well as not take a risk to change. In hindsight if we accepted the risk we see that it was probably not as great a risk as the ego made it appear.

Some of the things that led me into diving and eventually being an instructor and opening a dive business were:

  • Self Esteem – I liked and enjoyed diving, but as an instructor I had a role to play and people looked up to me 
  • Self-worth – because people looked up to me, I felt I had more value
  • Self – The process of becoming an instructor and the feeling of increased self-worth increased confidence in myself and my capability

All of these things meant I was apart from the crowd of people who did no scuba dive and more importantly, were not instructors.

I was happy that I was doing something special and was no longer part of the crowd. And yet, if people were not involved in diving no one looking at me would know I was involved or that I had an elevated role.

If I had held back and not moved on to complete the courses and training that made me an instructor, I would not have been happy. Holding back my gifts, my talents, or the truth about myself, would not have made me happy, on the contrary, I would have been unhappy and unhappiness creates pan in our soul and our existence. It makes someone who has the potential to be a leader into someone who is a follower, that person is then submissive and just following everyone else.

STOP IT!!!! Listen to your heart, listen to your energy body, to your soul.

The ego has a role to play in our lives, it needs to be retrained but we need to have control over it, not be under its control. 

Learn to act on your intuition and bring it to the front of your attention.

Intuition is the name we give to ideas and things that appear to us, and we talk about accepting them or seizing the opportunity our intuition tells us is there.

Intuition is our angels and guides speaking to us. A part of our self-healing is for each day to be a day when we learn about our own, personal, angels and guides, the roles they play in our lives and what they can do for us, the more intuitive ideas and opportunities appear and the closer we get to our soul and our purpose in this existence. 

Sit quietly at home before going out and think about our angels and guides, ask for their help today. For example, I ask them to help me with my speech, thinking, behaviour and writing and ask them to “edit” as appropriate.

By editing I mean, help me speak up when the ego might hold me back. Think creatively or “outside of the box” to solve a problem when the ego would prefer not to present a radical idea. Behaviour is an important part in personal interaction, do not turn your back on someone. And lastly, because I write a lot in my work-work, improve my writing and its clarity, and in always help make it as effective as my thinking, speech and behaviour.

Being more open to intuition, repeating it and acting on the ideas and thoughts it brings us makes us happier and provides a balance to the ego. More importantly, it helps us learn to balance intuition and ego and teaches us other ways to improve our Self-esteem, self worth and our feeling of self confidence.