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Some of you may be familiar with applied kinesiology or muscle testing, as used by many alternative practitioners to get therapeutic answers on their patients.  But did you know that there are easy methods you can learn to do muscle testing on yourself – your higher self – to get yes/no answers to questions in your life?

If you already know about muscle testing and use it for self-testing kudos to you! – read no further.  But if you haven’t stumbled on this tool yet I strongly encourage you to take a little time to find and learn a technique you are comfortable with.  To do this, simply do a Google search or refer to Dr. Bradley Nelson’s book, The Emotion Code.

The technique I found extremely easy and objective right from my first use is called the sway test.  For this, all you have to do is stand in a relaxed stance with your hands at your sides, then ask yourself a straight-forward* and clearly-worded† Yes/No question.  If the answer from your higher self is a Yes you will sway forward slightly; if the answer is No you will sway subtly backward.  You can test this by stating ‘My name is ___________’ and inserting your real name which should make you sway forward.  Then make the statement using another name and feel the sway of ‘No’.

At this point I need to explain * and †.  Straight-forward means a question directly related to you and within your control, not an outcome involving other people.  For example, you might ask ‘Is it for my highest and best that I apply for the manager opening at work’ rather than ‘Will I get the job?’ which relates to the free-will choices of a number of individuals who have not yet made those decisions.  Clearly worded means being very specific.  You might say, ‘Did the softshell crab I ate yesterday cause the rash I have on my arms today?’ rather than saying ‘Do I have a problem with seafood?’

Muscle testing is a great way to inform your choices related to understanding and improving your health and well-being.  I know people who self-test in the store to determine if a product will be a problem for or helpful to them.  Unsure about why you had a certain emotional reaction to a situation?  Do some soul-searching and muscle test.  What about a book or course you feel guided to read or take?  Why not muscle test these to back up the intuitive insight you may be getting, which will also help you learn to trust your intuition.

It’s really one of the easiest and most versatile ways to tap into your higher guidance.  How can you incorporate muscle testing to better shape your life?

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Keeping Our Balance

balance-1107484_1920-pixabayLife can be a real trial to navigate some days, even for the most spiritual person. When the world throws us a challenge, who among us does not feel a moment of inner panic, perhaps a racing heart or troubling thoughts, and mounting tension in our bodies? It doesn’t matter how spiritual we are; we are human, and human reactions will continue to be part of our experience. Granted, the person on the spiritual path has a foundation of serenity, connectedness and understanding of the bigger picture. But tools to regain our inner poise are important for everyone. Keeping our thoughts and emotions in a positive place is crucial to our mental and physical health, and to keep us moving forward and manifesting the life we desire. How then, do we regain our balance when life threatens to derail us?

What I would like to share with you are a few of the tools I use to shift my outlook when I recognize that I am emotionally off-balance.

  • Deep breaths. Have you ever noticed that it is hard to remain anxious once you consciously take deep cleansing breaths and stop breathing shallowly? Build on this by adding a visualization of seeing calming blue energy enter your lungs with each inhalation.
  • Stretching exercises such as Pilates or yoga. I cannot emphasize enough how effective a few key stretching exercises can be for releasing tension and getting your energy flowing. Stretching is my go-to for reducing stress; particularly holding a forward waist-bend (to reach for your toes) or downward dog, both of which relax the neck and shoulders. Stretches can be done anywhere, anytime and take only a few minutes.
  • Cardio exercise. Getting the blood pumping using your chosen means of cardiovascular exercise can be just the thing to work out anxious feelings or restlessness.
  • Music – one of the best mood lifters I know. Sing along to your favourite tunes in the car or while doing other tasks.
  • Meditation. When I can find a quiet place and half an hour to spare, sitting in meditation with soft background music can do wonders, especially when I also call upon my Guides for assistance. They are always happy to help us with problems big or small.
  • Phone a friend. Sharing a trouble to get some perspective is helpful, as long as you aren’t continually rehashing the situation and giving it energy.
  • Enjoy a pet. Play or cuddle with the pet that is a member of your family.
  • Get outdoors in nature. For me, walking in the forest is a sacred experience, and when sunlight is on me I can intuitively perceive my batteries being re-charged.
  • Help another person. All of us have had the experience of feeling better when we put aside our own worries to assist another individual. Often the experience also puts our own concern in perspective.
  • Use flower essences, as outlined by Machaelle Small Wright in her books, especially MAP (see Resources page) – I will speak more about this in a coming blog.

I hope you find some of these tools useful but as we are all unique it is important to learn the strategies that work best for you. What experiences put you more at ease or bring a smile to your heart and peace to your soul? Seek these those and have them at the ready the next time life throws you a curve ball.

Ask, Seek, Knock

I am not one to know and quote the Bible but one particular passage is very dear to my heart and resonates so strongly that I want to discuss it with you.  It is Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV version):

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

From the past seven plus years on this spiritual journey this verse is one of the most important truths I have learned, and one I wish everyone could fully appreciate and believe.  How many times have we desperately sought an answer in our life?  How often have you ached to really understand why something happened?  The societal view is that we may never know or we won’t have the answer until we get to the other side.  But what if I told you that any answer you seek with an open and pure heart will be brought to you? Any answer!

Maybe your question relates to a path for your life that has not transpired.  Perhaps you or someone you know has a health issue or serious disease or recently passed away.  And what about the meaning of life, and specifically the meaning of your life?  There are answers to all of these questions because the world is not random and chaotic but governed by Natural Law.  Once those laws are understood and you use your intuition and link with Spirit, the answers that come forth are astounding and yet somehow feel familiar and right (for more on Natural Law I refer you to Sandra Anne Taylor’s book Truth, Triumph and Transformation).

In my own life I have sought answers to big and small questions, and never been disappointed. Some of the big questions I have received clarity on include:

  • Why did my husband pass away?
  • What did I plan for this life (before I incarnated)?
  • Who am I, on a soul level?
  • What is my life’s mission?

Not insignificant questions!  Do you have clarity on similar aspects of your life?  I submit to you that such truths are entirely within your reach.  These big picture realities often reveal themselves to you slowly over months, as your knowingness and understanding grow.

Even easier to tap into are answers to the smaller questions of everyday living.  I might jigsaw-1586220_1280-pixabaybe searching to understand more about a particular subject, then find that a friend tells me about an experience, a book or a website that provides my answer.  I have struggled with a minor wellness issue, wondering what I should do about it, only to have a solution come forward in my thoughts in the following days which turns out to solve the problem.  I have even pondered where I would find an uncommon type of service, then had a van advertising this sort of service show up directly in front of me in traffic days later.

If you have been struggling with an important question I encourage you to seek, and to take heart and trust that the answer will be revealed to you.  But don’t forget to do your part.  Phrase a very clear question to your higher self and your Guides.  Keep your eyes, ears and mind open to the experiences that come to you, and weigh them with your heart (not just your logical mind) and perhaps in meditation.  And always recognize and express your gratitude to the Universe for the guidance you receive.  It really is that simple.

What is my favourite type of work to do for the Spirit World?  While I love helping in any way, nothing makes me more excited than when a client wants to learn to connect with their Guides.  To me, this is very much the difference – as Jesus said – between teaching a man to fish and simply giving him a fish.  Providing a reading is lovely but how much more empowered are clients when they can directly get their own answers, and know they can do so for the rest of their lives?

Let me shed light on some common misconceptions here.

Q. Can anyone learn to connect with their Guides? Don’t I have to be born with some special gift, like seeing Spirit as a child?

A. Absolutely, ANYONE can learn to communicate with their Guides. In fact, did you know that your Guides have already given you information and direction many times during your life? You just thought it was your own thoughts or gut instinct.

Q. Is it hard to learn? Won’t it take a lifetime of effort to learn to do this?

A. If you regularly practice understanding your Guides (the little homework exercises I will give you at each session), you can be connecting within weeks. Of course, the more you practice, the more Spirit ‘unfolds’ your abilities and the more you begin to trust what you are receiving.

Q. I am hesitant to connect with the unseen world. Is it safe?

A. Yes, connecting with your Pure Light Guides is always safe. It’s just like any relationship you have on the Earth plane with those you trust and love.

Q. Why would I want to communicate with my Guides?

A. Ah, now here is the best question! Think of your Guides as the best friends you could ever have. These ‘friends’ have only your highest and best in mind, love you unconditionally, never lose patience and never judge you – how many people on the Earth plane can you say that about?  In addition, They know your goals for this life and so keep you on track, working tirelessly to bring you the right opportunities at the right time.  They are the wisest, smartest, most loving and most accomplished business/life/spiritual partners you could ever hope for!  As you build this special partnership with your Guides, the affection and support that radiates from Them is palpable.

Q. I don’t want to answer to anyone or be told what to do. Won’t that be the case?

A. No. Your Guides are just that – your Guides, not ‘your Lives’ – as John Edward says. They do not seek to live your life for you, will never demand anything of you, nor do They seek blind followers.  Their role is to help clear your vision, provide information and direction, and empower you to create the life your soul planned.  The relationship between you and your Guides should be an equal partnership; it has nothing to do with being in servitude.

When I first learned about my Guides it was the most incredible revelation.  I wanted to run up to every person I knew and say ‘Did you know there is a whole unseen world out there and it is real!?  Do you realize that you are never alone, especially in those darkest moments when it most feels that way?  Do you understand you are supported and watched over every moment of every day, and nothing in life is random and chaotic as it appears to be?’ But most people aren’t ready for this truth.

If you are here and still reading this blog then you already understand that there is much more to life than meets the eye.  I would be thrilled and honored to introduce you to your Guides, and help you with the most important relationship you will ever forge.

We told you last time we spoke with you, that we had more to tell you about what was happening on your planet.  We feel that now is the time to tell you the real story of your existence at this point in time.  We do not wish to frighten you but there are things you must know and be aware of if you are to be fully armed in the battle that is ahead of you.

The first thing you must know is that you are not alone on your planet.  This is a good thing and a not-so-good thing.  There are many species from other planets visiting your world. Some of them have come to assist mankind while others are feeding off them, energetically speaking.  Let us speak of the latter kind first.

The Greys are beings that have come to planet Earth to appease those who have sent them but their mission has changed while here.  They came on a peaceful mission to be observers mostly but have grown far too attached to your planet and wish to make it their own. But they are the least of your problems.

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There is another race that has come here for the purpose of feeding off the human race on an emotional level.  You feed them constantly with your violent tendencies and emotions of a lower vibration.  They are here to keep the human species in a state of immaturity rather than to have mankind evolve to a higher vibrational level.  They feed your political system to encourage chaos and ill will and in order to gain high levels within government and the establishment.  Do not be deceived by what you see on TV; much of it is lies put forth by these beings who are furthering their own ends.

Now we give you the hopeful news.  They will not be allowed to succeed.  There are many other species in line with mankind to see that that does not happen.  They are elevating the mass consciousness in various ways in order to turn the tide to greater awareness and higher vibrational emotions.

What can you do you may ask?  It is simple.  Encourage others to expand their awareness of who they are and why they have chosen to be on planet Earth at this time.  Many of you are light-workers and planned to be part of this revolution, even if you cannot remember that at the present time.  How you shift mass consciousness is up to you.  It can be done simply by continuing to hold thoughts of love and joy, and making this your natural state.  If you want to do more, speak with others about the need for mankind to evolve and spread the word. If you are so inclined in your talents, work with others to show them the way to spiritual truths and greater inner peace.  There are all levels of assistance to be offered and all will make a difference in the long run.

Many of you have come to us [Spirit Guides] wanting to know about soulmates. We would like to share with you some principles around finding your soulmate and what this really means for your soul development.

Before you incarnate there is a master plan set for the key points in your Earthly existence. By key points what we are referring are the major directions your life will take, including who you have chosen to share your spiritual journey as your life partner. The reason so many of you are taken by surprise regarding who this person is is because frequently it must be this way. Would you really want to know, from the moment you sunset-couplemet the individual, that this was to be your life-long partner? There are many times that this would not work well, including if the other person does not yet recognize who you are. How heart-breaking to love another person who does yet know that they love you, on a soul level? This is why the path to uniting these two individuals cannot be hurried; it must run its course. First there is a dawning that there is something about the person that draws you in, that captures your attention. You want to know more about who they are and yet you may still not perceive that it is anything more than a passing interest. Getting to know one another – without a label being placed on it – is the best way that such a relationship can unfold.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other factors that influence whether it is the right time for these souls to come together. The most important of these is the level of attainment reached by each party, speaking solely in spiritual terms. It must be true that each individual has come to recognize certain truths about who they are and who they are not, and to have made peace with what it is they want out of life. This happens less frequently than you realize. Most times the people who come together are still too early on in their spiritual journey to be molding their lives to that of another individual. If you are both undergoing a significant personal transformation, now is not the time to worry about how you fit with another human being, or else how can you be truly free to become who you are becoming? This is the catch 22 of the situation. Instead, we ask you to take a step back and decide where your priorities lie. Is it with another person and making them happy, or can you put yourself first and honour the person you are becoming? Many of you are not strong enough, in the early stages of the relationship, to withstand the scrutiny and judgement of others if you have not had time yet to solidify what you believe and know to be true. So instead of continuing the transformation to become that butterfly, you instead stunt your growth by bending your will to that of another person. We do not wish to see this happen, as it benefits no one.

Another principle you should be aware of, is that not everyone will find their soulmate in this lifetime. This could be the case for a few reasons. One is that, in making that compromise in who you will live out your life with, you have foregone the opportunity to meet your true soulmate. Many make this mistake out of the fear of being alone. The other common reason soulmates do not find each other involves the need to take an opportunity as it arises; one that will take you to where your soulmate waits for you. This could be a move to another country or city but you are afraid to leave behind that which is familiar. We try to urge you to take these steps when needed, to point you on the path you had already decided long ago. This is why, if you feel strongly about a situation, even if you do not know why you feel as you do, you should honour the intuition you are receiving. It could be the difference between finding your path, and missing the boat, at least for the foreseeable future.

Finally, even if soulmates do not find each other in the time and way that they had first planned, it does not mean that circumstances cannot change to enable them to unite later in life. We love to see two souls come together, who have struggled through so much to find one another. It is a time for celebration in the Spirit World.

We hope this blog has been helpful to you.

Being a spiritual leader or light-worker can imply a number of things.  It can mean that you wish to use the gifts you have discovered and which are being developed within yourself towards a spiritual career.  Or it can simply mean that, trusting the spiritual path you are on, you use your understanding informally in your day-to-day life to be a light for others.

I would like to share with you the teachings from the Spirit Guides of one of my clients, taken from a reading I recently did on finding his spiritual career path.  Just a week before this reading, I was commenting on how elusive the words are to describe how one becomes more spiritual.  As Spirit often does, They soon found the means to answer my question. Here is the eloquent wisdom They shared:

“The key to becoming a spiritual leader is to grow the trust within yourself, meaning that you have a solid connection to the Spirit World and can trust it fully and at all times.  The main focus becomes not on what your mind is telling you or what society thinks is right; the only compass that guides you is your bridge to the Spirit side of life and this could smaller-bigstock-Truly-Believe-86704874relate to your guides, your higher self, angelic beings or The Great Spirit.  It is not an easy path to follow, at least in the beginning when you are still learning how things work.  Putting yourself in the hands of another is not something that comes easily to you humans.  The trust is built little by little until one day you recognize that you are fully being guided by Spirit in all you do.

Let us talk about the ego at this juncture.  As you progress along the spiritual path there is a shedding of the old you – the old ways of thinking and being.  This is exactly as it should be.  Nothing worth retaining is lost in the process.  What is lost is the part of you that rebels against The Great Spirit and wants to go your own way without a regard for the bigger picture of life.  As the ego is shed the primary focus becomes a drive to bring more light and love to the world and to those you encounter.  Your goals and The Great Spirit’s become one and the same.  And yet in all of this you retain your individuality, that special spark that makes you who you are – unique yet one of the whole.

As your connection with Spirit solidifies what you will notice is a gradual falling away from unhelpful thoughts because the ego is receding and the Divine in you is growing.  It is hard to see day by day but those around you begin to notice a difference in how you see the world.  If you, yourself, take a moment to think back to earlier times you will recognize just how far you have come.  Even now if you do this you will see the difference.  Is not your wish to bring light into the world even now?  If your answer is Yes, and we know that it is, you can be assured that you are already well on your path to attainment.  It is the practical side in you that is really asking ‘From where does my next paycheque come?’  This is an entirely different matter.  Let us speak to that now.

We are not able to materialize for you a career until we know that what it is you are truly seeking has been solidified in your own mind and is in alignment with The Great Spirit.  We need to speak to that last part.  It is not The Great Spirit’s intention that you should be given certain tasks to complete or directives to follow.  This is not the way of the Divine.  However, it needs to be true that what you choose to do fits within the bigger plan which is afoot to bring healing and rebirth to the human species.  This is why a partnership with your spirit guides is the best path forward.  We, by extension, are your gateway to the Divine.  We will guide you in what you seek so that it aligns perfectly within the greater plan.  The freedom which is available to you is limitless but you cannot set your own course to get there.  We are the ones who decide on the details in order to bring the opportunities to you.  You set the ‘what’ and we take care of the ‘when and where’.  But if you are not hearing us then how can we guide you?”