Posts Tagged ‘anxiety’
I have been practicing meditation for 34 years. Falling into a state of meditation is now a habit; I can now leave the world of conscious thought for a very short period of time and become refreshed. If I lie down, or even sit in the right mindset, I find myself transported to a place of absolute inner peace.
Meditation is not a religious activity; it is instead a listening activity. I was taught to let go of all thought. “No mind,” is what my Renzi Zen Buddhist teacher called the practice. It has become a ‘letting go’ of the thousands of thoughts passing through my brain every day. We have all heard the saying, “Let go and let God.” I often wonder how any of us can even hear God. Read the rest of this entry »
The first year anniversary of 9/11 I will never forget. I was taking my evening walk, and all of a sudden I heard like a rumbling like thunder. I said, “Gee, it doesn’t really look like rain coming,” but the rumbling grew louder, and louder. And then I saw the V-formation of the US Air Force fighter jets. They were low in the sky, they passed over me. I became pretty emotional and started to cry. It was not a sad cry, I was just so taken by it all. It may sound corny, but at that moment I felt so proud to be an American, and to be living in the USA. Read the rest of this entry »
As my proclivity tended towards telepathy in my work, I have tried to ‘train’ my clients to ask questions more presently focused on empathy, though I still may encounter questions about the future outlook from time to time and am happy to answer them. The problem I encounter is letting you know when the prediction will come true.
As readers we often commune as colleagues, and I know that many of us have a deep sense of responsibility to our clients. We worry quite a bit about the effects we have on our clients. We pay in karmic debt, what we have to tell you. We don’t take this lightly. I take the energy of the client with me after each reading, even if I don’t remember their name months down the line, I will remember their pain. So it’s important for me to try and leave a person feeling in control. Read the rest of this entry »
During my psychic readings one question pops up often: how do you keep stress and anxiety to where it is not affecting your personal or professional life.
One of my favorite techniques for stress reduction is Yoga. This form of ‘exercise’ originated in India and has greatly increased in popularity all over the world in recent years. It’s great exercise for your body, and your mind. Keeping a healthy body improves holistic health and reduces stress and anxiety in your life.
Yoga can be done just about anywhere, even in small spaces. All you need is comfortable clothing and a mat to stretch out on. Add a relaxing environment and music, and you’re set! Start slowly, working up to what is comfortable for you. This is key. Yoga can be very enjoyable and something to look forward to if it is performed with care and dedication. Read the rest of this entry »
While I have been spending the last 30 years refining my intuition to make sure I was psychically reading with accuracy, Doc Lew Childre, CEO of the Institute of Heartmath in Boulder Creek, California, was on another path. He was proving that I was using my heart, and not my mind, to accomplish that task for others and myself.
Doc Childre has reported that the ‘cares’ of the world: worries, anxieties, judgments, anger, crime, violence, homelessness, depression, and even hatred fill our heads, which damages our hearts. It is that single act that has resulted in “heart disease becoming the number-one killer in both men and women in industrialized nations,” he says. Read the rest of this entry »
I discovered this axiom years ago when reading quotes from major religions, and when I remember to keep it in the forefront of my mind and imagination, it works wonders on my perspective about what I find myself dealing with in everyday life.
We have the power to be in the middle of our lives rather than at the mercy of our lives, and the foundation of that power is perspective.
For example, the above proverb is all about perspective and personal power. Struggle is a fact of life. Challenges will always present themselves to us no matter what social position, education, or gifts we have. We can ask our higher power to help us have lighter burdens, or we can ask for the capacity to cope with what life brings (broader shoulders). And, the ironic thing is that asking for broader shoulders can actually change our perception of our burdens, making them seem lighter, and thus, changing our perspective. Read the rest of this entry »
Every day we are bombarded with different types of situations and issues to deal with. We come into contact with different people from all walks of life. Truth is, we don’t know what path they have taken to get where they are at, or what prices they may have paid in order to do so. When conflict arises with people, you must always keep that in mind.
I am reminded of a story I read in the news, of a man who slapped a crying toddler on a plane. He ended up getting arrested for it, but that’s not the point. He was flying to Atlanta to take his only child off life support. Does that excuse his actions? No. It does however explain why his nerves would be more frayed than usual. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve lived in South Africa for most of my life, and the Castle of Good Hope is a well known landmark and monument in Cape Town, our “Mother City.” But I never had the chance to visit and see it for myself, up until about a month ago. The experience was an amazing one. It was a full tour of the castle and the various museums and galleries inside, including the dungeon, holding cells, and underground storage rooms.
The Castle of Good Hope is South Africa’s oldest building dating back to 1666. The fortress took 13 years to build and contained living quarters, a church, bakery, workshops, and prison cells. It was built because the Dutch trading company who occupied the Cape at the time feared an attack from the British. Today the castle operates as a museum, visited by thousands of local and international tourists every year. Read the rest of this entry »