December Oracle Guidance and Affirmation

December Oracle Guidance and Affirmation

The Healing Angels come to us this December to guide us to pay attention to new thoughts and ideas as they are the seeds of magnificent co-creation with the Universe.  The Universe and your Divine source of higher power and love speak to us through our thoughts, intuition and heart.  

Notice and follow the ideas you have recently received as these thoughts are the answers to your prayers for guidance so please do not discount them as mere imagination.  The Angels seek to give you confidence at this time that you are capable of  receiving and deserving of wonderful things that come forth and manifest with these new ideas and inspirations. All good things originate from  the one Divine mind of Source/God. Since God is omnipresent, like the Angels, meaning everywhere, God is within you.  So these new ideas are divinely given to you through the power of your own mind.

Affirmation

To help you anchor in and remember this month’s oracle message of ideas and inspiration, I created the following affirmation and photo:

I trust and follow my thoughts, ideas and inspiration. 

 

 

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A Day For Giving Thanks

Today, many of us here in the United States are celebrating Thanksgiving, a national day of giving thanks. The Thanksgiving tradition originates from the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 on the shores of Cape Cod Bay before permentantly establishing a settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

William Bradford writes the following account of the first Thanksgiving in 1621, in the book Of Plymouth Plantation (Morison,90), “They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well and recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty… All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which this place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees).”  

Over 200 years later,  during the time of the Civil War in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday.

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and a day for giving thanks for all things we have to be grateful for even in the toughest of times but why wait for a federal holiday to give thanks? Give thanks each day.

Gratitude is an amazing and simple concept yet often times get overlooked. There are many benefits to having a “gratitude attitude”. Gratitude makes us feel happier, improves and opens more doors to relationships (and also shows good manners), improves physical and emotional health and helps lifts our spirits even in the toughest times by reminding us of the positive things we have to be grateful for.

Here are 3 simple ways to incorporate gratitude into your daily practices: say a little thank you when you get up in the morning, tell someone how thankful you are for them, write down three things you are grateful for each night before going to sleep.

“Gratitude is expressed as a primary emotion. It is a state of mind translated by the brain into complementary neurochemistry that is secreted into the blood stream. The chemistry of gratitude energizes the body and releases a wave of euphoric sensation, a sense of harmony with all that is.”

Dr. Bruce Lipton

Why not make gratitude your default attitude? What are some of the things you are grateful for today? I would love to hear what you came up with. If you feel like sharing please drop a comment in the comment box below. 

May you find the beauty of gratitude held in each day. 

Work Cited:

Morison, S.E, editor.  Of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 William Bradford.  Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. 

 

A Dare to Follow My Heart

It’s hard to believe that Tuesday, 365 Soulful Messages: the Right Guidance at the Right Time, the fifth and final volume of the 365 Book Series was released! It seems just like yesterday, I wrote and submitted my first three pieces to Jodi and Dan for 365 Moments of Grace, the second volume in the 365 Book Series. Now four years later,  I have written and submitted my final five pieces published in 365 Soulful Messages: the Right Guidance at the Right Time

Becoming a contributing author to the 365 Book series has been such a big part of my life and something I looked forward to each year since I accepted a dare to myself to follow my heart, my intuition, and Divine guidance to make one of my childhood dreams true.  It was the beginning of my writing career, creating life-long friendships and so much more!

I am so grateful for Jodi and Dan following their own hearts and soulful messages that led to the creation of the 365 Book Series and all the goodness they have brought to my life through the book series.

I would like to share one of one my pieces with you in the hopes that it will inspire you to follow your own heart towards making your dreams come true too! 

 

A Dare to Follow My Heart

by Isabella Rose

My heart cried out with joy as soon as I saw the Facebook ad to become a contributing author, but my ego mind quickly took over with false belief systems programmed into my mind since early childhood: “You can’t do this. You aren’t good enough. No one is going want to read what you wrote.” But I somehow summoned up enough courage to follow my heart, intuition, and divine guidance and reached out to Jodi about my interest in contributing to the 365 Moments of Grace book. It was a dare to myself, as deep down I truly didn’t believe they would respond, never mind be interested in publishing my writing.

They did respond! I was so surprised when I eagerly checked my email and saw she was interested in my ideas about what I would like to write about and would love to have me join as a contributing author. But then I started to second-guess myself as my self-doubt and self-sabotaging mechanisms began kicking in. “Now what I am going to do?” I thought as I began making up excuses as to why I couldn’t do it: “I can’t afford it, I don’t know how to write, I will never be able to meet the word-count requirement, and no one will like my pieces.”

Despite all these false belief systems, excuses, and doubts, I did it! I accepted that dare to myself and signed up to be a contributing author. I am so glad I did. It was the beginning of my writing career and making many more of my dreams come true. I continued as a contributing author to the 365 Book Series, stepping more and more out of my comfort zone with the love and support of Jodi, Dan, and our 365 author community, growing and expanding with each one.

Now I am about to publish my first two solo books. I didn’t realize at that time just how much that dare to follow my heart would change my life.

 

You can read this piece along with 364 more soulful messages (including my other four pieces) in the book, 365 Soulful Messages: the Right Guidance at the Right Time.  Our book has over 200 authors who have come together to share our hearts and souls in this inspirational and uplifting book created by Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck.  You can purchase your copy on Amazon here.

I invite you to take a few moments to yourself to quiet your mind and connect to your heart and your soul. Tune in and really listen to what they have to say to you. What makes your heart sing out in joy? What dreams do you want to make come true?  What is holding you back from making them come true? What steps can you start taking towards make those dreams come true?  After you have received your message, take an inspired action step today towards making them come true. What are you waiting for? I dare you to make your dreams come true too!

the Healing Power of Love

The Healing Power of Love

Right around Christmas time 2014, I asked my late aunt and the Universe to give me the courage and strength I needed to learn to love myself and take my power back from those whom I had allowed to control or hurt me. A few weeks later, I set that as my full-moon intention; and so began my healing journey of body, mind, and spirit to break the cycle of trauma and abuse that ran throughout my ancestral lines for generations.

Over the next 22 months, I would change the way I viewed myself and the world around me and take the biggest risk I have ever made: to allow love into my heart.

I slowly learned to love, accept, and approve of ALL of me – both the light and dark aspects of myself and my past. As I did, I began shedding the layers of masks I wore, and the fortress of protection I had spent a lifetime building around my heart began to crumble away. I had worn these as shields to prevent myself from feeling the continual hurt, judgment, repeated abandonment, disappointment, and betrayal by loved ones from happening again and again.

With the love, support, encouragement, wisdom, and guidance of my sisterhoods and the man who would break open my heart to allow love in, I replaced the outdated false belief systems – that I am not lovable, good enough, worthy, or deserving of good things – with the knowing that I AM.

I saw that I had the same beauty inside and outside of myself that I saw in others and nature. I was no longer afraid to share my rawness, vulnerabilities, and Truth (my divine and authentic Truth rather than the truth of the false belief systems I once perceived to be true). As I began trusting more in myself, intuition, and divine guidance, I gained confidence and began feeling more comfortable sharing my spiritual gifts and talents, which I had kept locked inside since early childhood. With the healing power of love, I began to make my childhood dreams become a reality.

“The Healing Power of Love” was first published in 365 Life Shifts: Pivotal Moments that Changed Everything (DandiLove, 2017)

The Root Chakra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Root Chakra

We began this blog series, with an introduction to The Seven Chakras and Chakra Medicine. Here I will began to go into further depth of each of the seven  main chakras in individual blog posts starting with the Root (Muladhara) Chakra. Muladhara in Sanskrit means “root and basis of existence”.  

The Root Chakra, also known as the Base Chakra, is the first chakra of the seven chakra system located at the base of the spine, between the coccyx and pelvic bone. It is about four inches in diameter and when in good health spirals down between your legs grounding you into the core of the Earth. It spins at the color frequency of red and governs the lower limbs of the body, hips, and the skeleton. 

In her book, the 7 Healing Chakras, Brenda Davies, M.D, writes, “the root chakra is activated immediately after the moment of incarnation, at birth. It’s maximal rate of development is during the first few months of life, though focus on the root chakra continues until the age of three. Though development of the whole system continues throughout life…”

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What is Your Full Moon Message?

 

Take a few moments to quiet your mind and go within. Tune into the images above and ask the Angels to guide you to the card that has the right message for you on this Full Moon. Once you have chosen the image or number you are most drawn to scroll below to reveal the message the Angels have for you. Please don’t second guess yourself, follow your intuition and go with the first card or number that popped into your mind.  

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“Areas of inner neglect and abandonment cry out to you.  They are urgent for harvest. Then they can come in out of the false exile of neglect and enter into the temple of belonging, the soul”

John O’Donohue

November Monthly Oracle Guidance and Affirmation

November Monthly Oracle Guidance and Affirmation

Mary Magdalene comes to us this month using the Magdalene Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno guiding us to pay attention to the colors we are drawn to. Be attentive to the color of the clothes you choose, the food and drink you consume as they all have a profound effect on the way you feel. Take a few moments to notice the color and beauty in nature. What colors do you see? What color is the sky? The leaves on the trees? What color is the ground you are standing on? 

Colors carry and vibrate  at particular energy frequencies. These frequencies can effect how we feel, our overall health and wellness and even our healing. 

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The Seven Chakras and Chakra Medicine

The Seven Chakras and Chakra Medicine

 Chakra comes from the Sanskrit word, meaning wheel.  The  Chakras according to Rupert Sheldrake, whose work is referenced in the book Quantum Doctor (2011) by Amit Goswami PhD “… are those places in the physical body where consciousness simultaneously collapses the vital [body] and the physical [body] in the process of which representation of the former is made in the latter.”   Chakras are energy centers that represent our vital body or as Dr. Paul Drouin, M.D explains in his book Creative Integrative Medicine” (2014) “…Chakras, like meridians are nonlocal and are another dimensional layer of information associated with these locations.” 

To most, chakras can’t be seen with the human eye but rather felt. One of my first experiences with this was during a class I was attending at a local healing center. The class participants were asked to rub their hands together and visualize a ball of energy in the center of our hands in between our palms as we slowly pulled our hands away from each other and back towards each other again and played with the energy created. 

“Feelings  are the experience of the chakras vital energy, the movement of your morphogenetic fields” ~ Dr Amit Goswami

The Chakra System

The chakra system originated in India, somewhere between 1500 BC and 500 BC.  Although Taoist and Chinese medicine traditions have brought us the knowledge of meridians,  it was the Ayurvedic tradition that brought us the knowledge of nadis, channels of flow of vital energy (prana).

There are seven main chakras that run along the spine up through to the crown of your head . Each of these seven chakras is associated with one or more of the specific organs in the human body as well as the physical, emotional, psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being that effect all aspects of your life.   Chakras are numbered from the base up although have been given different names from different schools of medicine which can cause some confusion to some. Some names are associated with their location and others with their function. Below, I will use the names I learned associated with each chakra through my Usui Reiki I training and have included the Sanskrit name beside it in parenthesis. 

 

The Seven Charkas

 Chakra 1~ the Root (Muladhara) Chakra 

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine, between the coccyx and pelvic bone. It is associated with the color red, and our survival mechanisms, standing up for yourself, financial independence and security.

Chakra 2 ~ the Sacral (Svadhishthana) Chakra

The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen just below the naval. it is associated with the color orange, and our feelings, creativity, ability to be social, pleasure, sexuality and well-being.

Chakra 3 ~ Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra

The solar plexus chakra is located in the upper abdomen just above your navel. It is associated with the color yellow and our personal power, self-confidence, self-control, humor and intellect.

Chakra 4 ~ Heart (Anahata) Chakra

The heart chakra  is located in the center of the chest, above the heart. “This is sometimes referred to as a transitional chakra since the lower three are concerned with the physical and emotional and now we begin to move toward the spiritual. The heart bridges the two realms and is the center for human love.” (Davies,M.D., 50).  It is associated with the color green and our ability to love, joy, and inner peace.

Chakra 5 ~ Throat (Vishudda) Chakra

The throat chakra is located as the name suggests at the throat. It is associated with the color blue, communication, relationships, trust and loyalty. 

Chakra 6 ~ Third (Anja) Eye 

The third eye also known as the brow chakra is located in the middle of the forehead, between the eyes. It is associated with the color indigo, and our intuition, imagination, ability to make decisions, and our psychic abilities. 

Chakra 7 ~ Crown (Sahasrara) Chakra

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. It is associated with the color violet and our ability to connect spiritually, knowingness, spirituality and our connection to our God Source and Consciousness.  

Chakra Medicine

“Chakra Medicine is based on the idea that diseases of our major organs can be due to the imbalance or blocks of vital energy movements at the corresponding chakra.” (Goswami, 152).  Block is a term commonly used when a chakra is out of balance and not functioning well.  The chakra may be spinning in the wrong direction, spinning too slowly, hardly spinning at all or spinning too quickly, all which cause an imbalance. 

Blocks are created by negative energy that is unable to be released from the body such as negative energy experienced through traumatic life experiences, emotional challenges and even by picking up the energy of other people or energy that is stuck in some places. Whatever the cause for your energy block, a block in one chakra will affect the overall energy flow throughout the chakra system as they are all interconnected and manifest as ailments in the mental, emotional, physical and/or spiritual bodies.

There are various ways you can bring your chakras back into proper alignment and balance including reiki, Angel Energy Healing,  other forms of vibrational healing, sound frequency, crystals, and meditation. 

In this blog post series, I will go into further depth into each of the seven chakras and ways you can restore and bring balance to each one. 

 

 

Works Cited 

Davies, M.D, Brenda. The 7 Healing Chakras: Unlocking Your Body’s Energy Centers. Ulysses Press, 2000.

Drouin, M.D, Dr. Paul. Creative Integrative Medicine: A Medical Doctor’s Journey towards a New Vision for Health Care. Balboa Press, 2014.

Goswami PhD, Amit. “Chakra Medicine”. Quantum Doctor: A Quantum Physicist Explains the Healing Power of Integral Medicine. Hampton Roads, 2011.

“Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness and well-being in our lives and the world”       ~Deepak Chopra