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Fire in the Sky!

Psychic Viewpoint

On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11 p.m. (Yes, it was Friday the 13th!), there was a severe storm in my area of Atlanta. I heard buzzing in my house and wondered, “What is THAT noise?” I stepped out onto my front porch to take a look. I saw dark, heavy clouds appear overhead, listened to the thunder booming over and over and watched as lightning lit up the night sky.

I ran inside and began unplugging all of the electronics and yelled to my partner – Start Praying! I knew this storm was going to be a bad one. We prayed. Then we began visualizing pink and white healing light around our adjacent neighbor’s house as well as our own and the neighbor’s house across the street, which had been hit by a big poplar tree during a storm a year earlier (they had a new baby too!). I pulled out a Tibetan singing bowl and played it around my huge trees in my front and back yard. I urged my trees to stand strong against the storm.

All the trees were so still; there was no movement at all. I could feel chaotic energy building in the air and knew something had to break.

Fire Department Responds in Force

All of the sudden I heard a BOOM! The sound was so close! In that instant I smelled smoke. I said, “Do you smell it? Do you smell the smoke?!” I ran outside and saw that my neighbor’s house two doors down was on fire. I yelled Fire! And ran across the grass in my bare feet to the neighbor’s house. I pounded on the door along with another neighbor, and I yelled out their names. I was scared for the parents, their little boy and their new baby.

As it happened, they saw arcing electric outlets in the attic and ran with their babies and family dog to my neighbor’s house next door just before the lightning hit their house. My neighbor heard me bellowing his name from inside my next door neighbor’s house, came outside and shouted, “It’s OK, we’re safe!”

I looked down at my feet and realized I was standing on burning wood and left quickly. To my surprise, the fire did not burn my feet.

If you’ve read one of the previous stories I’ve written, you may recall I was burned in a house fire, which should have stopped me from taking action with this one. However, at the time all I could think about was I could not let this happen to my neighbors!

A massive oak took the brunt of the lightning strike; it traveled up one of the tree limbs and set a portion of the neighbor’s roof on fire. A great local response by nearby fire stations stopped the fire in its tracks. There is a scar on that tree now; I pray it, too, will be OK.

 

Controlling Chaos in Your Life

Sometimes, we are faced with situations that we can’t control; we can either take action or run away (the fight or flight syndrome). The same can be said for people. I learned as a teenager that you can’t change other people, only your reaction to them. If you are around someone who asks for direction but takes no responsibility, or someone who sees you in a way that you don’t see yourself, consider taking steps to minimize that person’s impact on you and your life.

Also consider that this person may be in your life to teach you something about yourself or perhaps you are there to teach that person something. In these situations ask yourself: Am I the Student, or Am I the Teacher?

MindBodyGreen suggests the following steps in order to take charge of relationships and situations.

  1. Choose compassion. By putting yourself in their shoes, you may see the cause of the chaos this person brings to you. Could the person be immature? Not in touch with their own feelings? Unable to accept that he or she is responsible for their own actions?
  2. Find the heart within. While someone may seem crass, egotistical and mean on the outside, their may be a small child within that still needs love – badly. MindBodyGreen suggests you pretend as if you are meeting the person for the first time. No past experiences. No expectations.
  3. Understand yourself. By becoming self-aware, you can realize why you are being triggered in any given situation that may annoy you or make you happy.
  4. Consider the Consequences. This is what I call “feeding the monster.” When you respond to someone in an angry manner it makes you feel bad inside, so why do it? MindBodyGreen suggests a healthier exchange or even a neutral one.
  5. Look for the Lesson. Why are you drawing a person, circumstances, situations or difficulties like this into your life? Once you figure out the lesson, you can minimize it or at least gain a healthy perspective. Likewise, this person may be showing you some aspect of yourself that you choose not to recognize or accept. Do you pass judgement? Do you accept other’s views? By acknowledging the lesson, it is much easier to not put the lesson “through the repeat cycle,” and move on with your life.

Two Situations: Two Different Outcomes

I keep a copy of the serenity prayer on my refrigerator. Here’s why: I realize there are things in life that are beyond my control. The serenity prayer is a simple way of reminding myself to respond appropriately whenever possible.

Last week, I “blew up” over a situation that had been building for a while. Instead of feeling better by finally giving in to my anger, I felt bad and a little nauseated by my outburst. I realized the importance of recognizing I was not in control of the situation; it was happening no matter what I thought about it. This realization enabled me to reach a level of acceptance.

The following day, after meeting with a client and doing healing work, I had another out-of-control situation where a driver purposely sideswiped my car to prevent me from merging into a lane. I was stunned, but because I had just worked with someone to promote healing, I was feeling love and kindness towards everyone. I was literally in a different “head space” than the previous day. In fact, much to my astonishment, I did not get angry at all. Instead, I felt compassion for that person. I realized that driver had so much anger inside it could only result in a lot of heartache and health problems. I said a prayer she would find happiness in her life.

Take Charge by Thinking Before You Act

Smart people know they need to wait a minute before reacting to situations. In an insightful article from Dr. Leslie Becker-Phelps in Psychology Today, Dr. Becker-Phelps references a quote from Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl, which she calls, “creating a space between.”

“Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”   – Victor Frankl

Rather than reacting without thinking, Dr. Becker-Phelps suggests finding new ways to respond.

  • Consider the person you would like to be.
  • Think about the meaning or origin of your reactions.
  • Observe the outcome of your reactions.
  • Imagine a better response.
  • Be compassionate with yourself.

One of the keys to becoming a good psychic is to “get out of your own way.” That means being the person you were meant to be: compassionate and caring, non-judgmental, not changing what you “see” based on your own experiences, and being the kind of person your client needs in that moment (open and receptive). In fact, learning to be compassionate in the face of life’s challenges is one of the first steps you can take on the path to enlightenment. Meditation can also foster significant change in this direction.

Psychic Fun: Psychic Fun: Meditate to Supercharge Psychic Ability and Enlightenment

I know how important it is to reduce stress and improve awareness, so I am teaching a meditation class through my local parks and recreation department.

Take 10 minutes every day of quiet time is one of the first steps you can take to enhance your psychic ability. I do a silent, mantra meditation using two words: so and hum. The word so is used as you inhale and hum is used as you exhale. Deepak Chopra created this meditation after he was exposed to transcendental meditation. He shares information about the mantra here: https://thejoywithin.org/meditations/mantras/so-hum-deepak-chopra.

If a mantra meditation seems too challenging to do, I have discovered an 8-minute meditation created by Jonathan Goldman. One of my students had not meditated previously. He was able to get a lot out of this meditation: Chakras: 7 Minute Tune Up. It’s available for free on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8kwc1lkiAQ.

Have fun!

 

Messages of a Hope in a World of Hype

Psychic Viewpoint

Spring can be a time of new beginnings – the days seem longer, seedlings shoot up from the ground, birds feed new flocks of young, the temperature gets warmer, and the sun seems to shine a little brighter. For many, Spring represents a time of hope and positive change.

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest. – Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, 18th Century English Poet

There are those, however, who are unable to embrace this time of renewal. Feelings of hopelessness may arise from tragedy, illness or loss. Rather than surrender to the feelings this state of being may provoke, consider acceptance of where you are right now. If possible, find the humor in the moment.

Mind Body Green suggests the following tips to get out of a negative mindset so you can move forward.

  1. Surrender and make peace with where you are right now.
  2. No one is perfect. It’s OK to be flawed. It’s OK to be you. What you may see as an imperfection could be something someone else finds endearing about you. Relax.
  3. Lessons can be discovered when we triumph over adversity. Stop setting expectations that cause you to judge yourself negatively.
  4. Take time for you. Get out of your own way, be selfish and practice self-love and self-care. Massages are great!
  5. Acknowledge that the flaws you see in others or the things you are attracted to in others serve as a mirror about you. Realize what these things are and accept them or take action. Then move on.
  6. Feeling negative? Use your stomach to stabilize your body. Draw your stomach in and hold it. Take a few deep breaths pushing your air in and out of your stomach like a bellows. This simple action can help you feel centered again.

When these options fail you consider working out, looking up instead of down, smile even if you don’t feel it (fake it until you make it), watch a funny movie, realize your present state of being is not forever, and don’t believe that you are cursed (your wishes will be answered if you do!). Above all, find a way to be grateful, even if it’s just a simple thing. Find the special quality within a moment.

If you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to change consider reaching out to someone else. Talk to a friend, a psychic intuitive or a counselor. It’s OK to get help.

Social Media Can be a Blessing and a Curse
Social media shows us images of the best of what is around us. It makes us feel connected to family and friends and acquaintances. Friends share photos of marriages, vacations and fun times, and we congratulate them on their success.

Conversely, images from social media can cause depression and feelings of social isolation. Consider putting down the phone and shutting off the computer. Step outside and sit in the sunlight or take a short walk instead. According to Healthline, sunlight increases the release of serotonin, helps prevent certain types of cancer, improves skin conditions, and provides Vitamin D (for strong bones) and Vitamin C for health.

Don’t Give Up: Stories of Success from the Seeds of Failure

Famous people did not always start out that way. There is something to be said about being tenacious and determined in the face of failure.

Actor Jim Carrey and his family hit rough times after his father lost his job when Jim was 14. They lived on a relative’s lawn in a VW van for awhile just to make ends meet. Jim decided to take his comedy show on the road when he was 15. He failed, but he kept on trying. He parked on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles and visualized success. He wrote a check for $10 million on a specific date for “acting services rendered.” Just before that date, he found financial success with his first movie.

Oprah Winfrey was sexually abused growing up. She became pregnant and lost a baby following birth at the tender age of 14. Instead of dwelling on life’s misfortunes she used her intelligence to excel at school, gain a full scholarship to college, then she worked her way through news anchor jobs until she could establish her OWN network. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Novelist Stephen King and his wife were determined to make it as writers. He borrowed clothes from friends. They lived in a trailer with no phone. His circumstances did not stop King from pursuing what seemed like an impossible goal. After receiving many rejection letters, he finally received a check for $35 for his first story. Then he received a small advance for the book, “Carrie,” which was subsequently picked up by Doubleday Publishing. His first check for paperback rights? $200,000.

Walt Disney was fired from his first newspaper job because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

Thomas Edison realized that failure was not an option. After all, it took him 10,000 tries to invent the light bulb.

Abraham Lincoln failed at business twice and lost multiple congressional races. Adversity and loss did not stop him, and he became the 16th president of the United States.

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward” – Abraham Lincoln

When my dad had his own business in sales, he had two items on his desk that were taped to the desk lamp behind his phone. One was the image of the frog strangling a bird that was gobbling him up with the words “Never Give Up.” The other was a business card that had the words: Keep Smiling. Even when sales were down, my dad kept his focus where it needed to be – on the positive – because he knew that adversity was temporary and things would be better again.

A note from the author: As I was writing today’s story a blue and black butterfly flew around my backyard (first sighting this year!). It’s just nature’s way of letting me know it hears and supports me! I hope you are enjoying Spring!

Psychic Fun: Hearing Angel Messages

Have you wondered if you have angels around you or someone else? Do you see them? Hear them? Feel them? It is my belief that Angels are assigned to us at birth to provide assistance when we need it IF WE ASK. Later in life, our relatives who have passed on may also take on the role of Angels in our lives.

Angels can connect in a variety of ways: Hearing (Clairaudience), Pictures and Images (Clairvoyance) and Knowing (Claircognizance).

How to Connect with Angels

  1. Turn off the electronics and remove other distractions.
  2. Get comfortable.
  3. Do some deep breathing and focus on the in and out breaths.
  4. Observe your thoughts as they drift through you. In other words, don’t engage with your thoughts let them pass by instead.
  5. Once you find yourself in a peaceful state of being ask a question that does not require a yes or no answer. Instead ask questions that involve how, what and why. Example: How do I find true love? Why do I feel so _____________?

Answers may be symbolic like a mini movie inside your head. You may hear bells or the rush of wind. You may feel something brush against your cheek, or you may hear words.

For more information on how to talk to angels, please visit: https://www.myangelsandme.com/questions-to-ask-your-angels.

Have fun!

 



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