It's okay to be a bitch sometimes. It's okay to cry if you are upset. It's okay to say no. It's okay to draw a line in the sand. It's okay to think of your feelings first. It's okay to be strong. It's okay to be angry. It's okay to be selfish. It's okay to be sexual. It's okay to be "too much". It's okay to be vulnerable. It's okay to be sensitive. It's okay to be decisive. It's okay to say 'stop it, don't talk to me like that'. It's okay to leave. It's okay not to fix it. It's okay to not apologize if you don't feel like you've done anything wrong. It's okay to stop monitoring yourself. It's okay to take charge. And it's also okay to do the exact opposite of all of those things if that's what you're feeling.Read More
I wanted to explore the concept of cords. No, I'm not talking about electrical wires you use to plug in your favorite electronic devices, although those are cool too. I'm talking about energetic cords. Yes folks, get ready to gallop with me through another post filled with kooky esoterica.
In all seriousness understanding cordings is important to understanding our relationship to others and the world at large. On a basic level a cord is a mental and or emotional connection to someone or something other than ourselves that both gives and receives energy (very similar to an electric cord). We consciously and unconsciously create cords with numerous things and people in our lives whether we like it or not. If you think about it we're all like energetic versions of Spidey.Read More
Keeping your body clear of impurities goes far beyond eating and drinking pure and organic foods and staying away from toxins. Favorite media buzz words like "antioxidants" and "free radicals" would have us believe that staying healthy is primarily physical endeavor. And while yes, ensuring that what you put into your body is of high quality and has essential nutrients and vitamins is important, it's not the whole story.
The human energy system is highly suggestible. So while your liver and kidneys respond to various toxins and process and eliminate them according to their level of functioning, the human energy field or aura can often do the same thing. There is plenty of evidence of the aura for those interested in the science of it all. Particularly experiments done to photograph the energy field around plants and their reaction to various positive and negative stimuli.
I won't lie to you, I originally planned to write about the connection between learning to let go and how that can attract more abundance…interesting topic, mostly because it seems counterintuitive. However, while I was brainstorming, I somehow ended up thinking a lot about another concept which seems to be not only related, but may actually be the underpinning to our resistance to letting go. So, here we are. Let's talk about struggle.
Don't worry, this isn't going to turn into a political rant or a commentary on social class. It's not even a pity party. I'm just going to skip the punch line, which is this: we all struggle. It's a reality, it's a part of life, and it isn't going anywhere right? Great, now we can move on the important part, which is how to let go of it.Read More
It's Halloween, and we all know what that means: sugar comas, ghosts, witches, horror movie marathons, and for some, the obligatory sexy nurse/firefighter/zombie/tooth costume (yes, I saw a sexy tooth costume...I wish I were joking).
Anyway, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to explore all manner of creepy, mysterious phenomena that 364 other days of the year barely get a cursory consideration. Most of those explorations are in good fun and relatively harmless; just a fun way to get a cheap scare. Some of those explorations can have some undesirable effects. I'm speaking specifically about Ouija (or spirit) boards, which seem to be particularly trendy with the hipsters these days.Read More
There are three worlds. No, I don't mean in the alien sci-fi kind of way, and I'm not crazy (okay, I'm a little crazy but that's inconsequential at the moment). I'm referring to the three spheres of reality that interact and overlap the physical reality we typically acknowledge. The fun thing about these worlds is you don't have to drugs to get there (although some have had some pretty interesting experiences using umm...chemical methods to experience these spheres, although I'm not advocating drug use While i'm on the topic stay in school, don't do drugs and only you can prevent forest fires and all that jazz).
Anywhoodle, In many spiritual traditions, complex metaphysical philosophies and even quantum physics there is the notion that there are 3 planes or spheres that categorize existence, all of which house different levels of information and require different forms of "technology" to understand.Read More
Today's post departs a bit from our usual routine. We wanted to share with you a Spotify playlist that we complied. Most everyone loves music, but we believe that music (much like anything else in our world) can operate at different frequencies or energetic vibrations. We wanted to compile a list of some of the songs we like to help raise our consciousness when it might be dragging down in the lower-emotional or lower-mental states. Whether you're feeling down in the dumps, discouraged, or need to reconnect to something bigger than yourself, these songs seem to have a way of raising our consciousness to a higher level. Okay, so maybe one of them is a full fledge new-age meditation song, but it's got really great energy.Read More
We talk a lot about vibrations and energy on this blog. It's fun to bring the awareness of the energy world into our everyday discussions, it kind of makes you feel like you're living in the wizarding world of Harry Potter (if only I could figure out how to get my wand to work...)
As interesting as all of the metaphysical and energetic discussions are they really all come down to consciousness. The way to raise your vibration is really to work directly on your consciousness. Consciousness raising typically happens over the course of a lifetime, but as human beings in the "modern age" we want results and we want them now. So below are 5 quick ways to raise your consciousness right now. These tips will help bring your consciousness out of the lower egoic states that many people function within on a daily basis and into the higher vibrational states of presence, and they don't require a lot of effort.Read More
Diamonds are said to be "a girls best friend", right? Well besides the statement's sexist and misogynistic undertones, it never made a lot of sense to me. In the words of Fiona Apple, "I don't understand about diamonds or why men by them, what's so impressive about a diamond except the mining?"
Okay they are pretty sometimes, but what is impressive about the diamond is that it's said to be a great blocker of electromagnetic energy from computers and cell phones. they are natural detoxifiers, and because of the collective thought patterns around diamonds they can help fortify and enforce fidelity, commitment and the manifestation of abundance. Conversely, There are a lot of negative associations with diamonds as well, hence Fiona's lamentation.Read More
I teach a couple of college courses, which have been my delight and pleasure over the past couple of years: Men and Masculinity and Queer Theory. Without getting all academic, I'll say they both challenge students (and myself) to rethink what it means to be masculine, feminine, gay, straight, bi, lesbian, male, female and transgendered.
I feel like I've done my job if students walk away with a less static conception of gender and sexuality, which happens more often than not, and while sometimes cognitively upsetting to some students in the beginning ends up being infinitely freeing.
However, most people I encounter on a daily basis (dare I say more men than women) are stuck in rigid gender and sexuality roles that limit the expression of the full range of their energy, not because they choose to be stuck that way, but because culture dictates what is acceptable and what is not.Read More
We've all interacted with someone with whom after you walk away you feel like you had the life drained right out you. Sometimes you can't even figure out what happened, you just feel different (and often not in a good way).
Vampires do exist, and they subsist on our energy systems (siphoning our time, emotions and mental energy). Actually we all siphon energy from people for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's because we need someone else's energy to get through the day, so we take little bits here and there, and sometimes because it's become a habitual pattern of interpersonal relating that can become damaging in our relationships if we don't learn how to manage our own energetic requirements.
I've decided, in order to be both tongue and cheek and in preparation for the season six premiere of True Blood (yeah...I watch it) to relate them to the show's primary characters. Granted, for you True Blood purists all of my correlations are not "vampires" per se but you'll get the idea.
As you read try and figure out which style you relate to. You may not be a raging energy sucker, but you may be a master of the little drink...We all do it, at least we should be aware right?Read More
"Intuition". It's a word that's thrown around a lot and it tends to invoke a variety of conceptions (and misconceptions). Some people hear the word and relate it to "that gut feeling you get when something is wrong"; some people conjure stereotypes of kooky bandana head wrapped gypsy women who read tarot cards at county fairs and wear colorful crystal jewelry, while still other people deny its importance altogether and think its the rumbling of hippies and the rationally challenged.
Popular culture would have us all believe that if our intuition doesn't filter into our awareness like Long Island Medium than we don't have it, or its only for the special (or the crazy).
As I sit here on another tenuous "severe weather afternoon" in Norman, Oklahoma I'm reminded of the energy of fear and how it has a way of sneaking its way into our lives, in insidious and frequently undermining ways. Fear, in my opinion, is the one emotion that drives the other low frequency emotions. Some people are more hard-wired to recognize their fearful thoughts, while others allow it to smolder undetected in this case it often fuels other complimentary emotional frequencies like envy, anger or sadness.
There is "appropriate" fear, or what is more aptly referred to as "right action". This is the impulse that rises which informs the organism (your body) to run, jump, hide or attack if necessary. This impulse happens involuntarily when we are faced with an immediate or impending threat to our physical survival (or the survival of something or someone who cannot protect itself).
I have to admit if I listened to my what my body was telling me to do all the time I'd probably be on the cover of Men's Health. Every time I hear a part of me say "eat some asparagus" and I make mashed potatoes instead, I feel a little cringe because I know I'm ignoring my body's wisdom. I think it's fairly common for people to ignore the wisdom of their body and we all feel the effects through fatigue, weight gain/loss, illness, depression or a host of other cues that something is off.
The amazing thing about being a living organism is that our evolutionary tendencies have equipped us with amazing abilities for self-healing and self-preservation. There is a reason we have cravings for things. Sometimes those cravings are brought on by an imbalance in chemical compounds in our bodies (like yeast or gluten) but sometimes those cravings are an indicator of an imbalance that needs to be corrected. I see so many people ignore the "right" kind of cravings in favor of a strict diet based on a mental principle or idea of what they should be eating, rather than physiological need.Read More
Have you ever walked into someone's house and thought, "wow, something's really off in here!". Maybe it's just a heavy feeling or maybe it feels a little creepy? Maybe you've felt like that in your own house. Clearing the energy of your space is not some crazy invention by hippies and new age kooks. Many cultures have utilized space clearing techniques for ages. In fact, the practice of utilizing frankincense in the Catholic church is a form of space clearing that essentially has the same energetic clearing effect.
Many real estate agents know the value of a good house clearing to sell a house, even if they don't understand why it works, there's something about lighting a bundle of sage and letting it waft around a home that seems to remove old, lingering vibes and make it more palatable to a buyer.
There are dozens of books written about clearing your physical space of unwanted energy, and just as many techniques for doing it. Some people feel a little intimidated by the act of space clearing because they either a.) think they don't know how to do it or b.) aren't sure of they "believe" it works.Read More
What do Mother Theresa, Howard Hughes and The Wicked Witch of the West all have in common?
They are all archetypal roles (Sorry to disappoint you if you were waiting for a really great punchline)
People play out archetypal roles all the time and they are often unaware. You can play them out positively or negatively, sometimes both at the same time. They are like energetic and communal social roles that were necessary for early civilizations to survive. It's like a social overlay onto one's personality Somebody had to be the warrior, the server, the priest or shaman, etc.Read More
I think most people, unless you live under a rock (which is totally cool, but my question is twofold: a.) how do you breathe under there and b.) isn't it cramped?), have heard of chakras.
Chakras are very simply energy vortices inside and around the human energy system that help us transmute incoming information about the world. Many cultures have identified these vortices and worked with the wisdom of the body this way for centuries. They are slowly becoming more popularized in the Western world as we get hip to the wisdom of ancient traditions.
Understanding how each chakra can be a doorway into health and healing and deepening our personal conception of spirituality is a great shorthand way to ensure we are caring for our whole selves.Read More