Let the abundance flow…

I absolutely love today’s Abraham-Hicks quote. And I see it come in to play—from both sides—almost every day. Here’s the quote:

“You cannot receive vibrationally something that you are not a vibrational match to. And so, bless those who are finding abundance. And in your blessing of them and their abundance, you will become abundant, too. But in your cursing of their abundance, you hold yourself apart from it. It is a law – it is a powerful law.”

Let me explain what I mean by ‘from both sides.’ Side one: We all know people who get all pissy and nasty when someone else does good. Let’s use money as an example cause I’m thinking everyone can relate to it. When someone else makes a lot of money they may say, “Well they obviously cheated at something,” or “He’s just a capitalist jerk,” or “He doesn’t need more money, other people need it so much more, it’s just not fair.” Unfortunately, if you’re one of these people, you’re causing more harm to yourself then you know. When you condemn someone for say making too much money, you’re basically telling the Universe that you don’t want any money. The energy behind all that complaining is saying ‘money is bad so please don’t give me any.’ You’re coming from a place of anger, resentment, and jealousy. However, when you congratulate that person, now that’s different. By saying things like, “Well done! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!” You’re saying, ‘Wow! That money is awesome! I like the idea of that! Think of all the good I could do with that money too! Yes please Universe, bring me some of that!’ Can you feel the difference in those two ways of thinking?

Now here’s side two: Because of the people we all know in our lives that act out like those in the Side one example, we ourselves, when we come in to something good, can often downplay it. We think we’re acting in the best interest of everyone to. We say things like, “Oh, I was just lucky. It’s no big deal. Now I can pay off a bunch of debt. It’s probably going to cause more problems. It’s really not that much money.” Because we don’t want to make anyone feel bad, or we don’t want to get anyone angry, we play down our own successes, our own abundance. Now, of course, I’m not saying that we should run around the neighborhood telling all our friends how much money we have an how glad we are it’s ours and not theirs. What I’m saying is we can’t make money bad. In our cursing of someone else’s abundance we hold it apart from ourselves and in the cursing of our own abundance we do the same.

It doesn’t have to be about money. It could be a house. A car. A pool. A job. A new smartphone. But whatever it is….

Bless that abundance and let it flow.

In Munay…

Where is your center?

I spend a LOT of time in my head. And, considering what I do for a living—Animal Communication, Shamanic Practitioner, and Writer—well, that kind of makes sense. When reading an Animal or a Human, I have to center myself in my head space. Same thing when writing for a client. And those of you who know me know that I spend a lot of time just ‘thinking’ even when I’m not wearing one of those hats. (Yea, I spend a LOT of time in my head.) So it stands to reason that I center myself from that space. At least until last night I did.

Last night I was on a webinar with a group of fellow Intuitives. The Host of our meeting, Danielle MacKinnon (her latest book Animal Lessons is awesome), was talking about what recently happened to her when she was working with horses in Costa Rica. She was on her horse, but also trying to help out a friend on her own horse next to her. The friend asked her to intuitively check in with her about something. The funny thing was, when Danielle started to check in, centering herself from her head space, the horse that she was on started veering off the path, eating grass, and generally not paying attention to her. Basically, the horse didn’t feel her on her back anymore because she wasn’t energetically even there. Pretty heady, huh? (See what I did there?)

Earlier in the day I was doing some ‘free writing.’ It’s an awesome practice where you sit with a piece of paper in front of you, ask a question, then just start spewing forth on the page. (Try it, you’ll be amazed at the stuff that comes out…) Anyway, one of the things that came out was how I had to take my own personal power back. There’ve been some things going on that are causing me some anxiety and I’ve recently started succumbing to that anxiety, and hence, looking for something outside of me to fix it. I swear I’m getting to my point here..

So after my meeting last night, I started to put the two together. And I asked this question. When I center myself completely from my head space, am I losing me? Am I giving away more of my power? In the meeting last night, there was a discussion of how to center yourself from your heart space as opposed to your head. So I tried it. Instead of closing my eyes and moving my awareness up to my head, I closed my eyes and moved my awareness to my heart. Now, I’m not saying I felt for my heart space and sent out waves of love and good vibes. I’m saying that I centered myself from that space and pulled in. There’s a difference. And what’d ya know? After a little bit, I actually felt more full. More solid. More just….there. Do I still have to be in my head when I do some of the things I do? Yep. But before I go to the head, I’m going to try to connect with the heart.

I believe they call that the center.

In Munay…

Fine tuning.

Over the past month or so I’ve been getting these subtle…and not so subtle…reminders to let go. To ease off. To relinquish control. And I know that this is the right thing to do, but as humans, we know it’s often not an easy thing to do. The simple words, ‘Let go,’ hold a bit of a charge don’t they? Picture this. You’re dangling off the side of a mountain with a rope in your hand and someone says, ‘Let go, I’ve got you.’ Not going to happen, right? Now I know that what we’re talking about here is not the same thing, but it can still be scary to ‘just let go.’ Why? Because we don’t know what’s going to happen when we do. We often just can’t trust that it’s going to work out the way it’s supposed to, the way we want it to.

Because I have been studying the Law of Attraction for so long, I DO get that when I let go, everything works out. But that holding on is really, really ingrained in me. So a couple of weeks ago, the Universe started with the not so subtle hints about all this. I was with a dear friend and Reiki Master and she said this, “Believe. Love. Trust. Allow.” And man, that ‘Allow’ word really made me think. What if, instead of having to let go, I just ‘allowed’? Some would say it’s the same thing. Let go. Allow. I admit, it’s slight, but there is a difference. For me, there’s a feeling of relief in ‘allow’ that just isn’t there in ‘let go.’ There’s not as much pressure in allowing as there is in letting go. Allowing just isn’t as scary as letting go.

Try this. Say those words to yourself right now. First, “let go.” Now, “allow.” Then ask yourself which felt better….

And just allow the answer to come to you.

Sometimes it’s really just about fine tuning.

In Munay…

Wag your tail…

Yesterday my Hubby and I brought our dog Gibbs to the vet to have what we hoped was just an abscessed tooth removed. We hoped it was the tooth and not his cancer coming back. (Two years ago he had a growth removed from his mouth and it turned out to be the yucky stuff…) Unfortunately, mid morning our Vet called to let us know that it wasn’t the tooth and it was in fact a large tumor behind the tooth. He cleaned it up a bit, but we all know there’s really nothing to be done at this point. So we picked him up yesterday afternoon, brought him home, put him to bed and started worrying about it. How long do we have? When do we make the decision? We have to watch to make sure he’s not suffering! What else can we do? Did he just cry? Finally, we all went to bed exhausted.

So this morning my Hubby gets up at his usual time, so do the dogs. Gibbs gets up, stretches, yawns and trots in to the kitchen. He waits by the door with his sister for Dad to put his collar on. He runs down the stairs to the backyard and pees on everything. He runs back up the stairs and waits for Dad to let him in. He trots over to his usual spot on the rug and watches, with his tail wagging, as Dad makes his breakfast. He wags his tail and looks up at me for his morning kiss. He wolfs down his breakfast and finally goes to his bed in the living room, curls up in a dog ball and settles in for his morning nap. In other words…

He does the exact same thing he does every morning….totally wagging his tail.

He is this morning, his usual happy go lucky self. Loving life, loving Mom and Dad, loving his sister Gigi, his yard, his food, his dog bed. As an Animal Communicator and someone who continually studies Animal Communication, I’ve learned that our animals are ALWAYS teaching us something. They each have a lesson for all of us. The deep, soul level lesson Gibbs is trying to teach me through all of this is something I’m working on figuring out, but the easy-peasy lesson is this: Be happy. Be in the moment. Appreciate what’s in front of you. Love the people around you. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Live for today. And, above all else…

Just wag your tail.

With an attitude like that? Who knows? Gibbs could choose to stick around for a very long time.

In Munay…

Delegate…

I think I mentioned awhile ago how my friend and I were working on manifesting certain things in our lives and in our businesses so we committed to a daily ‘rampage.’ Each morning we would spend five minutes speaking about the things that we wanted and why we wanted them (never the ‘how’ or the ‘when’…). And it was working really well for several days. But then it started to feel a bit stale. Like I was forcing it. “Yea, yea, yea, I want [this] because of [this].” I was kind of losing the good energy around it. The next time I spoke with my friend she reminded me of something. Instead of continuing to ‘rampage’, she just decided to ask for what she wanted. And, of course, there’s a great Abraham-Hicks quote that says just that…

“Delegate it to the manager. You have this really good staff that will take care of everything for you. You just have to delegate it — and trust it.” –Abraham

The trust part is the hard part. As humans, we tend not to trust others or things outside ourselves to work without our help. We assume that in order for something to work out, we need to wrestle it to the ground and make it happen ourselves. In a rampage, when we want something, we state it over and over and over again. That can sometimes be a bad thing because our energy, our excitement, around that thing may not be great all the time. In other words, when we force ourselves to think about something in a positive way, we may let feelings of its absence sneak in and thereby cause the excitement and positive feelings about that thing drop. Think about it, if you’re totally psyched about something and you go on and on about it, it’s awesome. And, when you’re in that place, you definitely should go on and on about it. When you do, you get this really great momentum about that thing going. But, when you try to force yourself to find that same momentum about that same thing say the next day, you often can’t get there. It just doesn’t feel as good.

There’s another quote from Abraham, can’t remember it perfectly and can’t seem to find it right now, but it basically says that you don’t have to spend all your time focusing on what it is you want. You just have to put it out there…delegate it…and then go get happy doing whatever.

When I was rampaging and started to feel less than excited about it, that was my sign to let it go and get out of the way of it. So I did. I simply asked for what it was that I wanted, or, I told the Universe that [this] is what I want and I would appreciate its help in making that happen. Then I let it go. I went about my day. I petted and loved on my dogs. I sat in the sun. I read a book. I talked to a friend. And what do you think happened? Yep. I got it. So what’s the moral of this little blog?

Ask for what you want. Then go pet your dog.

In Munay…