Posts Tagged ‘self-confidence’
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 »
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 »
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 have noticed that couples tend to share emotions. This can make for dangerous chemistry in the air. I usually tell my clients after I have looked into their situation, that it is striking how much their they and their partner are sharing a particular emotion. I don’t usually know who begins the first thought, but as an illustration, I will cite an example:
Laura feels good about the relationship today. She had a great visit from John yesterday, and her spirits are up, but she is not picking up on how John really feels. In her mind, as she is feeling happy, John is feeling the same way, and she spends a day or two enjoying the good feelings. Deep down though, she doesn’t know if he is the person for her, and wonders if she should end something now, while the going is good. She doesn’t usually feel this way in relationships, but she brushes it off to the fact that she may be scared, or feeling nervous about an impending relationship. Read the rest of this entry »
I have learned from fellow humans that it doesn’t always matter what someone thinks of you. I have learned in the perspective of challenges we have always faced in our evolution as a species that despite gender, cultural, society, or moral differences that in fact perhaps we do not always need to worry too much about what some people think. Perhaps some of it is just chatter. We must learn to listen intelligently in order to survive, but I understand that we are entitled to our own reactions.
Whilst researching a neuroscience journal this week I was able to glean from the research that some creatures may not all have it in them to be perceptive, gentle and empathetic. Read the rest of this entry »
Citrine, meaning “Lemon” in French, is a quartz crystal. Natural Citrine is pale yellow, to golden, to orange-brown, and often referred to as the “Merchant Stone”. Citrine is associated with the Sun, success and abundance. I call it my “prosperity enhancing aid”.
Citrine can be found in Brazil, Argentina, Burma, Madagascar, Scotland, Spain, Russia and Namibia, and long ago amongst certain cultures, Citrine was carried for protection against evil thoughts, and even snake venom.
You can wear Citrine as jewelry, to assist with psychic awareness and psychic protection. This quartz is also said to expand our spirit of generosity. Citrine, along with Topaz is a birthstone for those born November month. Read the rest of this entry »
The Magus (or Magician) is the second card in the Major Arcana. It follows the Fool, and symbolizes insight, power, creativity, and wisdom. The fact that these two cards follow in this order shows that taking a risk brings greater insight and helps us find our proverbial wings.
When this card comes up in a reading it symbolizes new endeavors and feats of willpower. It’s all about having the insight and knowledge needed to see where and how change can be accomplished. This card often carries a message that you’re in an empowered position and able to shape your world or reality to what you need it to be. What stands out most is the aspect of will or willpower and harnessing that to accomplish your goal. The Magus says that anything is possible, but willpower is needed to set further change in motion. Read the rest of this entry »