My recently departed Father-in-Law used to have many funny little sayings and one of them was 'Not my circus, not my monkeys.' When a client used this expression in a reading last week, I smiled, thinking of him and the lesson. What does it mean? In a nut shell, stay out of it. Stop depleting your energy on other's dramas and craziness that is not yours. This can happen as we become emotionally involved in the dramas playing out around us and in our local, national and worldwide communities.
So how do we disengage when it is so easy to be distracted and even consumed by the circus that is constantly unfolding around us?
We are being fed a constant diet of fear, helplessness and hopelessness. Like a slow poison, it circulates in our energy field planting the seeds of a 'What If Garden" of fear in our subconscious. We water this garden every time we give attention to these thoughts. Where attention goes, energy flows. A self perpetuating bubble of fear and illusion is created and with all the noise bombarding us we become distracted, stuck and paralyzed, unable to hear the clear, true voice within.
It is this voice, the voice of the Higher Self, that when quiet and still whispers the divine guidance of our soul contracts, life lessons and the highest potential of our divine life purpose in this lifetime.
What are the sources that keep us on this steady diet of fear and drama? Television, radio, internet, social media and the people around us.
So how do we disconnect from it all? Anyone who knows me well knows that I go 'Off Grid" at least once a week. For one to several days, I don't turn on the computer and abstain from most all electronics for as long as it takes to recharge my battery.
As an Empath, I find the news will make me physically ill. It begins with nausea and turns into what feels like the beginnings of a panic attack rising up from the solar plexus. Turn the channel or turn it off. Find something nourishing to fill yourself with. If it's important enough, you will hear about it one way or another and you are definitely not missing out.
Facebook is another timeless vortex of a rabbit hole that it is easy to fall into and not as easy to find your way out of. The bombardment of news, strong options, negativity, drama and people being offended and by other people's posts can be overwhelming. Set time limits and be careful as to what pages you visit, who you engage with and what can be seen on your incoming news feeds. Pick up a book on a spiritual topic instead.
Lastly, make better choices about who you spend your time with and the conversations you participate in. Two things I avoid like the plague are drama and negativity because they are toxic. If you cannot find a away to turn the conversation around, change the subject or leave. I have two motto's that help me deal with this.
1. DO NOT ENGAGE. Don't allow yourself to be sucked into these conversations in the first place. When approached, don't take the bait.
2. I AM NEUTRAL LIKE SWITZERLAND. These conversations need fuel added to the fire. If you abstain from being the fuel, the fire smolders out. Without the charge, the instigator of the conversation will become bored and walk away.
Shielding with a layer of Pink Light, which is unconditional love, can help to repel some of the negative Nellie's and make you less attractive the the drama queens as well.
Pulling the plug on much of the outside noise allows a stillness and peace to blossom inside. It is here you begin to find clarity and the voice within. May peace be with you.
Love & Light,
When many people are starting out on their spiritual journey, which usually begins shortly after a sense of spiritual awakening, there are certain changes they may begin to experience. During this time, you may feel different than you had before. You may begin to think differently. Your priorities may have changed in that the things that were important or interesting to you before suddenly don't matter as much or begin to feel hollow. You may begin to question many of your beliefs. You may find yourself drawn to meditation or yoga or even spiritual and paranormal topics. You may feel a pull towards learning more about your past lives, your angels and spirit guides and the healing arts or your own intuitive abilities. You may attend some classes and you go home feeling great, so at peace, so connected. Then your other world kicks in....maybe your mate is aggravated you were out so long or the kids are fighting when yo arrive home. Maybe after a few days, work starts to penetrate that high vibration and bring you down. After a while you begin to feel like you did before when you were asleep. When you are able to fit another class or event into your schedule, you get to spend time around like minded people, you get to have spiritually stimulating and enlightening conversations with others who not only don't think you are crazy but are experiencing many of the same things themselves! You raise your vibration, you leave feeling elated. After a while, the good feelings, the positive attitude, the high vibrations begin to diminish again. At this stage of spiritual transformation, many people begin to feel displaced, separate, awkward with their old friends, relationships, work and ways of thinking and doing things. Many begin to feel as though they have two worlds, their old reality and their new spiritual world. You are almost two different people when you are in each of those worlds. After a while the spiritual world feels so good, you want to stay in that world all the time. But how do you reconcile the two worlds?
I found that to reconcile my two worlds I had to first become 100% authentic. That means feeling confident in myself, accepting of who I am and what I do and not pretending to be "normal" around certain people or groups. It means being my true self all the time and not having to pretend I'm some one else or the old me. I make no apologies for who I've become and have no fear around it. While it can be a bit uncomfortable answering the 'So what do you do?' question, I've found that even though I always wonder what kind of reaction I will get when I say I'm a psychic medium or I own a healing center or I'm a Reiki Master and spiritual counselor or I work with crystal and sound therapies, to my surprise, there is always a positive response, usually followed by 'That's so cool.....' with lots of questions.
So how do you become authentic with yourself, the people around you and they type of life you are living? You begin with three things:
1. Daily Spiritual Practice. It doesn't matter so much what the practice is, only that you begin to incorporate it daily until your daily spiritual hi-gene becomes just as important as brushing your teeth, showering and washing your hair. This helps to keep your vibration high and clear every day. It should include prayer and or meditation, grounding, shielding, clearing your energy and time for gratitude.
2. Knowledge is power. Attend regular classes and workshops, read books on spiritual subjects you are most attracted to learning. Journal your experiences to see how you growing and transforming over time on your spiritual journey.
3. You can't do it alone. Bolster your vibration with spiritual community. When you are regularly involved with others of like mind, attending transformational classes and events, or spending time with people on the same spiritual path, that high vibration is reinforced and over time it takes longer between events for it to get low again.
As you maintain that higher vibration for more sustained periods of time you find people, things and situations transforming in your life to come into alignment with the new spiritual self. Eventually you are in that higher vibration all the time which reverberates out attracting things to you that match that higher vibration until your worlds become one or rather you have stepped wholly and fully into your new personal and spiritual life as your new experience of reality.
It is a slow process that should not be rushed but be allowed to unfold in it's own divine timing, knowing you are different from every other soul and this journey is not a race but one that we embark upon when we are ready. The journey is the destination and you are exactly where you are meant to be on your path.
Enjoy your journey, you only get to be at the beginning of it once and that is a very sacred place to be. Look for the Lighthouses along the way to guide you, we will keep the Light on and shining brightly to illuminate the path. May Grace walk before you that you move along your path with with ease.
Love & Abundant Light,
Happy New Year to all as we enter the unexplored territory of 2017! Many of you are still sensing the energetic unease as high emotions were put on hold a bit for the good tidings of the holidays but have not been fully resolved or released. On Friday, January 20th, our country will usher in a new president who has a new way of thinking and a new way of doing things that has not been seen in politics as of late. No matter how you feel about it, big, inevitable change is coming. Yes, it may feel scary. The unknown always is.
Last month I spoke of how many people have been experiencing some type of breakdown/breakthrough in their lives. Like the butterfly emerging from the cocoon, a breakdown of that world and its barriers must occur for the rebirth.
On a bigger scale we are going to start to see the breaking apart of some of our political and old, outdated, patriarchal systems. It is no coincidence that it would take a male operating mainly from the root chakra to perpetrate those changes, not a representative of the sacred feminine or the higher sacred masculine. I have received that one candidate would have been "business as usual" and the other would have been "impotent to perpetrate any real change". Like the changes or not, as a collective consciousness we have chosen this path as the fast track to get where we are going. A proverbial wrecking ball so to speak.
We have put a change maker in place and there is a higher, divine plan to what is happening. Understand that the changes made now will be changed again but a new foundation will have been laid for what is to come next.
As we are quickly approaching 2020, the gateway to a new era of 'clear vision', we will see an explosion of new types of technology. Almost anything will become possible for us to do, create, understand, manifest as we also begin to access new areas of our brain and spiritual awareness.
For now, stand in love, not fear. Stand in peace, not separation. Trust, that all is well. Anchor into the Earth and send light to all the dark spaces. Focus on what you can control - yourself and your little patch of garden. Formulate a 3 year plan for where you want to be and what you want to create, as barriers are broken down and new opportunities appear. Things are breaking wide open my friends. Will you hide in your cocoon, safe and fearful or reemerge the butterfly you have always dreamed of? It is up to you of course. Me, I choose to fly.
I hope you join me on this fantastical journey. We have created a lighthouse together that shines brighter and brighter, attracting more and people to shine their light and help us hold a higher vibration for the local and worldwide community.
Love and Light and may you find your wings in 2017,
I find that we tend to go through cycles, just as the seasons do. Right now the leaves have fallen from the trees, shrunken, shriveled, where they will be absorbed back into the Earth. I have found many to be feeling strangely similar right now. You may be experiencing a birthing cycle right now as are many others. Letting go may be required in one way or another. This may feel strange as we leave the warmth and safety of one cycle of our life to begin another new one. However there is an in-between transition time, similar to the baby traveling down the birthing canal to meet its new life. As we move through this birthing canal, it can feel uncomfortable, stagnant, like we are spinning our wheels and not really getting anywhere. Things may appear dark, murky and confusing as we can't quite see where we are headed or get our footing. Or things may seem as if they are spinning out of control, moving faster than we are comfortable with as the changes we have no say in unfold before us. You may feel as if you want to dig your heels into the ground to slow down or try and stop the train.
All of these feelings are perfectly normal and will begin to subside once the transition into the new cycle is complete. So try to be still, as the Caterpillar waits inside of its cocoon for the divine timing when it has the strength to leave its warm home and spread its new, moist, wings to experience a new life. This journey through the birthing canal may be requiring you to rest now, lay low in hibernation, as you reserve your energies for what is to come next. It may require much of your time, energy and resources. So, do not worry, all is as it should be. Even the acorn must free-fall to arrive at its next destination of merging with the earth, shedding it's shell and sprouting a new, having taken new form.
During these transitions, be still, stay grounded, take time to go within, rest, nurture yourself, sleep and drink lots of water while you immerse yourself in the sleepy winter dreams of what is to come next, co-creating your story with spirit. Dare to dream it and it can be so.
The holidays can be one of the most challenging and draining times of the year, especially if you are sensitive to energies or an Empath who absorbs them.
Empath Tips to find more joy during the holidays:
We hope you will join us all month long, from our monthly Psychic Fair and Crystal Bowl Meditation to the start of our 6 week Psychic Development course and amazing Special Guests that will be here all month long. They only come around once in awhile so don't miss out on these upcoming special workshops:
Sacred Geometry with Lea Hill on Nov. 6th......
Connecting with our Animal Friends & Cultivating our Connection with Animals with Maria Silva on Nov. 12th......
Henna Tattoos with Rachael Kiley of Henna & Soul on Nov. 13th.....
Crystals From Around the World Crystal Show with Jerry on Dec. 4th.......
The Gift Shop is fully stocked with tons of new Crystals, Card Decks, hand-made Clothing from India, hand-carved Salt Lamps and so much more. You have to stop in to believe it! Don't forget there will be fun and specials going on at the Fair and all Thanksgiving weekend long starting with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and even Sunday & Monday too. Give your friends and loved ones what they really want .... A Gift Certificate to The Sanctuary!
SHOP SMALL ~ SHOP LOCAL ~ SHOP IN PEACE!!!
Cape Cod Wellness Collaborative
We have all been touched by cancer – through a journey with a loved one, or through our own personal struggle with the disease. But today, there is good news.
The Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) provides free-of-charge integrative and complementary therapies to people facing cancer in our community.
Using integrative therapies alongside traditional medicine is not a new concept. In the late ‘90s, the National Institute of Health established the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), and has since received millions of dollars in funding to study the effects of acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, reiki and energy work, yoga and more. In cancer treatment especially, integrative therapies have been shown to go a long way in helping to heal the whole person – and most major cancer treatment facilities now include them as a part of their program.
On a local level, there is neither a shortage of practitioners nor therapies, but there can be a challenge in making the connection. The goal of the CWC is to connect people in our community facing cancer with free-of-charge integrative therapies. The CWC will also serve as a general wellness resource for the public, helping to create awareness through events and information made available on their website. Learn more about the dynamic group of wellness professionals leading our local initiative.
To APPLY for FREE SERVICES such as YOGA and REIKI at The Sanctuary and elsewhere on Cape Cod, submit an application through the Cape Wellness Collaborative. Once approved, you will receive a prepaid card to be used at The Sanctuary and other participating businesses. To apply please visit:
Stop in for the Village's Summer Stroll Tuesday evening,
August 18th, from 4 - 6 PM!
There will be lots of festivities going on in the Village and The Sanctuary will be offering FREE Smudging Demos and FREE Crystal Bowl Sound Concerts throughout the evening! Stop into our cozy space and see what's new. The Gift Boutique will be open for shopping and receive a special FREE Gift just for stopping in!
Hope to see you there!