Mercury In Retrograde!

Yup. Mercury is in Retrograde.  Every time I turn around, planets are going backwards.  {Mercury in Retrograde occurs when the planet appears to be moving backwards—it typically lasts about 20 days, 3 or 4 times a year.}  What does this mean? Well, its not all bad. Yes your electronics are wack, your phone drops calls, your internet is slow, or your son accidentally knocks your phone out of your hand and its the worst screen shatter of all time…All of these things push us to re-think what we need and do everyday.

Its a great time to step outside your box and figure out a new way to solve problems. If you are not as direct in handling situations, maybe this will be your time to use that skill.  If you are more direct in confronting things head on, maybe this is your time to let someone else help you for a change.

It is a great time to be a mentor, and mentor others. With all the things you learn in your life every day, someone is always needing some advice from you.  Even if you don’t think you have any to give, this can be a magic time to give and take advice. Remember the saying “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”?

Tell yourself you are loved, and listen to your intuition. When you take care of yourself your intuition becomes more clear.  This is the best time to start listening to your intuition, especially if you find it hard to do. The energy of the planet moving backwards, helps with tuning in to what we know best.  This is why people during this time feel off center, or out of control – most people that feel this way are not in touch with their intuition on a daily basis.  Mercury in Retrograde forces you to take a hard look at what you feel, by intensifying emotions. These feelings that come up will help you start the process of what you need to release and let go.

Meditation, yoga, finding a mantra, receiving reiki, thinking positive, finding solutions, and not focusing on the negative can help you smooth sail through this retrograde (which ends May 22nd).  Take a moment to reflect. You will have two more retrogrades this year:

  • August 30 to September 22
  • December 19 to 31

Find the message that this retrograde is sending you, because there is one. You just have to be open to receiving it.


much love,

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I Am Feeling Your Energy! WHY!?

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I am sitting next to that grumpy man in the coffee shop writing this blog. Its ironic because there is this grumpy man next to me making phone calls, sighing constantly.  I cant help but just feel his bad mood, which is making me irritated.  I actually feel like I am taking on his bad mood, but luckily I am aware of this and don’t let it take control.

WHY, you ask?  Why is this person that I do not know personally affecting me!?  Its his energy. This isn’t a new revelation…but we can physically feel other people’s energy.  You don’t have to be sensitive to absorb another person’s positive or negative energy.  Energy is a vibration that effects us all.  Everything in this world has energy, from the grass, to the air you breathe, to the food you eat.  Here are some quick examples of positive and negative energy in a person.

Signs of a positive energy in a person:
– Inviting, sense of love, feeling of compassion, very giving
– You want to get closer
– Feeling of being safe when you are around that person
– Openness
– You always want to be around them

Signs of a negative energy in a person:
– You feel attacked, unsafe, irritated
– You feel like you can’t be happy around them
– They make a lot of negative comments, half glass full type of personality
– You can not wait to get away
– Your own energy starts to feel drained, you feel tired, or become ill

The book Energetic Boundaries by Cyndi Dale  describes this energy the best.  Here is an excerpt from the book that helps explain energy in more detail:
“Energy is simply information that vibrates or moves. Some energy, such as the energy composing a table or a chair, moves slowly. You can see, touch, discuss, and prove the existence of these slow-energy objects. But most of the energy in this world can’t be seen, heard, or touched through our typical five senses. It moves so fast that we can’t perceive it; usually, we can notice only its effects. Is the energy transmitted by your car radio any less real than the energy that makes up the book on your coffee table? How about the microwaves that zap your food or the satellite transmissions that zip e-mails your way? You know these energies exist, even though you can’t see them, yet they are vital to your life.

Trillions upon trillions of bits of energetic data are zinging around us 24/7, and our energetic boundaries, themselves composed of fast moving, unseen energy, keep us from being overwhelmed by them all. Energy also composes our feelings, thoughts, and needs, as well as our inherent beliefs and spiritual essence.

Throughout history and across all cultures, intuitives, healers, visionaries, and shamans have been able to perceive the energetic fields that science is only now coming to comprehend and study. In fact, they have been able to see and work with the three systems that link our physical and spiritual energies and interact to form our overall energetic anatomy: the channels, also called the meridians; the centers, the most well known of which are the chakras; and the fields, one of which is the auric field. Other types of fields include various types of magnetic fields, morphogenetic or species-based fields, miasmic or disease-creating fields, and all sorts of other fields that link our inner self with the outer world.

The meridians spread energy throughout our body. The chakras are energy receptors or holders, located mainly inside of the body. The fields, expanding bubbles or circles of light, are found outside of our body, emanating from our skin to several feet away. These fields compose our energetic boundaries. They listen to the data in our chakras and other energy centers to determine which information to bring from outside to inside of us. The fields also communicate messages from us to the outer world. There are actually dozens, maybe even hundreds or thousands of layers or energy boundaries extending from your body. Some hover upon your skin like a butterfly kiss; others are similar to madcap children, dashing in all directions. Some of these fields perform specific activities, ranging from protecting us from dangers to attracting people to us.”      – an excerpt from Energetic Boundaries by Cyndi Dale

(For information on the scientific research about and evidence and applications of these various energetic systems, please see the book The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale.)

What we want to do is feel love when we connect to people. So take a deep breath before you go out every day, and ask yourself “What type of energy am I holding today?”  — Because that is the energy you will be sharing with the people in your every day life.

Much love,

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Reiki (Ray-Key) comes from the Japanese words ‘rei’ meaning universal and ‘ki’ meaning life force. Every living thing has life force or energy. When this energy is balanced, then our mind, body, spirit can stay healthy. When the energy level is low or imbalanced we are more susceptible to illness and stress.

Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of healing developed in the early 1900’s by Dr.Mikao Usui. Reiki has been practiced by healers and Buddhist monks for centuries. It rebalances and replenishes the energy in your body stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki can ease stress, clear the mind and help to relieve physical ailments. It is not a cure for illness but can relieve symptoms and help strengthen the immune system which is often lowered by stress.