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The Power of The Breath

There is power in the breath.

Emerging from the womb, we take the first breath, in a wail, a gasp or a scream. At the end of our life, we take a last breath, in a sigh, a gasp or a tiny exhalation. The breath takes us from the womb to the emergence into the realm of spirit. In between, we breathe. Most of us are shallow breathers. We do not claim the whole of our body with the breath. This comes from our formative years. As children while playing hide and seek, or when we felt under stress, we stopped breathing. We held our breath. Not aware that we do this, when we become stressed as adults, we bring the childhood activity forward and breath shallowly. This was a survival impulse. If you check in, you may find that you only breathe into your upper chest. Shallow breathing robs the body of the oxygen it needs to work at its optimal. Shallow breathing causes tension and because of tension activates cortizol production in our body. It is necessary to be mindful of the way we breathe. Mindfulness can begin with meditation, which causes you to focus on breathing.

To remedy the situation, find time for stillness.

Take a moment in a quiet place, free from distraction. Be sure to support your spine, this keeps your posture in balance. Focus on your breathing. Take a shallow breath and see how you feel. Be aware that your body craves more air. Then breathe out. Take another breath this time fill your lungs as deeply as you can. Pause for one beat then breathe out slowly. Focus on your breathing. Do this seven times.

Next, focus on your breathing and this time when you breathe deeply, hold the breath in your lungs for a count of four. Breath in four counts, hold your breath four counts then slowly breathe out four counts. Relax your body for two counts and repeat the breathing exercise. It is important to breathe through your nose, in and out.

We usually breathe with our mouths when our are stressed, through heavy breathing. To snore we breathe through our mouth. When we are in peaceful repose, we tend to breathe through our nose. Keep cycling the air around your body until you feel very relaxed. The more you practice breathing deeply, the more your body will move into the act of breathing deeply. You will find that the activities you do will be accomplished more effortlessly.

Face The Fear Within, Gain The Tools For Life.

Are you afraid of the darkness that exists within you? We live in a world with opposite poles, a world of right and wrong, of dark and light. It may seem spiritual to deny the darkness within you, but in covering the anger and negativity within, we leave ourselves vulnerable to the results that sudden shifts can cause, putting us off balance. What we do not see or ignore will cause us great pain. The splinter in a baseball bat which we do not know is there, can lodge in our hand and not attended to can lead to pain and infection. It is necessary for us to pay attention to the darkness as well as the light within. Light without the darkness leaves us on autopilot, unconscious of our self and our world. It is through the darkness that we gain wisdom.

Many years ago, a client living in Japan called me to share a dream she had the night before. We had been working on a challenge she was facing in Japanese court and was in fear of the outcome. In the dream she met me and saw behind me a fierce dragon. She screamed for me to duck fearing I would be injured by the dragon.
“Well?” I said to her. She looked at me in bewilderment.
“Well, what?” She asked.
“What are you going to do about it?” I asked her. Nonplussed, she shrugged.
“Pluck out its eyes!” I directed her.
Huhn? She replied.
“Pluck out its eyes!” I repeated.
She reached up and pulled out the dragon’s eyes. She stood with two massive eyeballs in her hands and I told her to put them in her purse. Reluctantly she put the bloody and slimy eye balls in her brand new purse.
“Pull out its teeth,” I told her next. She did.
“Now skin it,” She used the dragon’s teeth to skin it and inside of the dragon was a creature much like Mister Snuffagopolos from Sesame Street.
“Put them in your purse,” I told her. “Now you have the tools to face your enemies.”

When we face the darkness within us, that causes us so much fear; when we dissect it and face the parts that fill us with dread, when we use the eyes, the ability to see clearly and the teeth which represent our fear’s ability to devour us, we will have amazing tools to tackle life in all its crazy, complexity.

Illusion In The Hall Of Mirrors

Have you noticed that everything seem focused on the negative? The media finds a good news story and before they can leave us with good feelings, the news is turned into the negative. They want to know the gory details in a murder scene or the struggle in a triumphant experience. It seems as I ponder the human experience that we are locked in an old blueprint with limited opportunity to escape, where our egos have fashioned the world of confusion, misogyny, war and struggle.

We focus on food while we try to lose weight to be healthy and fit. We focus on violence as we try to limit the use of guns. Like the potential abused spouse, we are being slowly primed for abuse, by individuals we perceive as being powerful. Yes, we have dug out the bowels of the earth and spread it across the oceans and the land, but this will return to the earth eventually regardless of what we do to clean up the planet. Can we wake up to see what is really going on and not get caught up in the drama in the world? We now exist in the fourth dimension. This is the place where the illusion is greatest because it is the hall of mirrors. The purpose of this place in time is to keep us spinning our wheels until we run out of energy and the will to carry on.

The way to release ourselves from the fourth dimension is to make peace with our ego. Release the original sin compounded over generations since mankind realized it had power to affect life for better and for worse. Our story is designed to go to the depths of despair and return the better for it. But today we have lost our way a little bit because we tasted power and after gorging ourselves in its destructive nature, we decided to continue to drink.

It is time to put down the cup we have been drinking from. Move into inner peace, leave each other to his and her conscience and focus on our own personal and intuitive power to effect change and healing. The world is reflecting our unconscious minds. The secrets are not secret any more.

Tools to Clear Your Environment and Your Life

Confusion abounds in all aspects of our lives. We get guidance about how and what to eat, how to make money, write, invest, or even how to live. There is so much information that we can find ourselves living in a state of overload.

It is possible to find clarity as we live our lives. One can use crystals and Himalayan salt lamps to clear and balance the energy in your home and around you. Clear quartz is a powerful clearing  stone. A Himalayan Salt lamp’s gentle light softens the energy around your space. Some crystals keep negative energy from attaching to you while others can remove or chase negative energy away.

Clearing these powerful stones, you can use smoke to smudge with sage, lavender, myrrh. Water is an excellent cleanser of some stones just like it is great for cleansing our bodies. Some crystals with their powerful energy are also exceptional for clearing energy.

Clear your energy when challenges enter your life. Clear when you have been around disruptive people. Clear your child’s room if they experience bullying with combined pieces of clear and rose quartz. Turmaline and fluorite are also excellent clearing and protection stones.

Smile as you use the tools for clearing. Never clear your self or space while you are angry or afraid. Use the stones when you are feeling empowered.

Enjoy the fresh energy of clear and clean vibrations around you.

Let’s Talk About Karma

When talking about karma, we tend to refer to a retribution that karma brings.

Once upon a time the gods fought each other. They tore each other to pieces and they died thinking that that would be the end of their journeys. But we woke up and realized that we are still fighting each other. We are still tearing each other limb from limb. We did not escape the wheel of karma and we will not escape so easily. We will wake up in the next existence, having to feel the things we tried to escape in the previous life when we killed ourselves at the time of our violent acts.

When we kill someone, we end up in the next life inescapably feeling what it is like to have someone precious taken from us in a violent way. We will experience the feelings of loss of limbs and the pain of recovery. That is karma. Karma is feeling the pain we inflict upon each other. As well experience the joy we shared with others. Like enjoying the good we do to another. Did we assist someone in this life to feel safe, to find peace, to be happy? Then we will experience the same in the other life. Were we both jealous of one person but helped another? We will experience both in the next life.

In other words, we will not escape so easily, the residue of our karmic deeds of this lifetime. Dying does not expunge us from our acts of violence nor resolve our kindness.

The gods must learn how to be at peace with ourselves in order for the race of man to move into the next stage that brings us closer to returning to the stars.

Change The World By Changing Yourself

The carnival came to Brockville last weekend, bringing along sword swallowers, flame dancers and other dangerous tricks. It got me thinking about how we, humans seems to be attracted to the things that repel us. Danger is our middle name. We say we want peace and yet we feel we have to fight for it. We want love to flow and take hold, but we follow people whose focus is to uproot the peace we try to create in our world.

How can we create and establish permanent peace? It is easy and hard at the same time, because we have to go to the core of our being in order to heal and grow the peace we want. Without a core or centre nothing would function. The atom has a nucleus, a tree has a core. We, each of us are the core of our society. In order for hate to be eradicated, we must remove hate from our hearts including hatred towards those who have hurt us. If we want fairness to fall upon the land we must be fair to ourselves. We the core of society must be tended first by ourselves for our society to positively stand.

The way we feel about ourselves is reflected in the world around us. Do you like yourself? Are you transporting guilt in your emotional luggage into your present and future? It is time to remove the things we no longer need. I read quite a lot and in a book written by Lee Carol channeled from Kryon, called The Journey Home, a young man decided to take the old stuff from his home on a journey to meet god. On the way he encountered storms that threatened to rip the suitcase from his arms, but he clung the it almost losing his life. He was asked to leave the suitcase at the places he stopped over, but still would not leave it behind. He was greatly attached to his stories from the past. These stories defined him or so he thought until the fear and guilt threatened his life and he had to let go of the past in order to successfully overcome the things holding him back.

We are the same, each holding on to a story we feel justified in carrying. For our/your world to shift, it is necessary to examine your core and see what needs to shift so you can have a world that reflects your own unconscious beliefs. Maybe we will release the need for gravitating towards the dangerous and negative.

Michael Jackson, brilliant sage, sang in his song Man In The Mirror, If you want to change the world start with the one in the mirror. Something to think about, what if angels are here in the guise of the First Nations Peoples who stand against us to protect our water and our lands? What if they are in the bodies of the starving, the disenfranchised, the shunned, women and girls who are used in sex industries? What if the millions of people forced from their homes by greed are angels here to help us to realize and shift the meaning of our humanity? “What if God was one of us?”

It is a lot to think about but if we stop focussing outwards and look within our hearts we will find the truth unveiled before our very eyes and that truth is beautiful.

Would You Take What Aliens Give?

What would you do if aliens appeared in our skies tomorrow? Would you give your life over to them, would you react in fear of the unknown? The human race is moving at breakneck speed towards a future we may not be ready for. We have not fully anchored ourselves in our present lives as yet. By this I mean, we still starve others on the planet so we can boast about how little we paid the artisan for his or her work. We proudly support charity which requires a perpetuation of the needy.
Billionaires fight against raising the minimum wage because they say it would hit their billionaire bottomline. What is it that cause us to cling to the primitive fear of lack by fearing competition? What is competition anyway? It is the fear that your tribe will not have enough so you reject ones from another tribe. Or you see superiority in another but push them away for fear they may take what you perceive you may lose. By the way that means you see yourself as inferior. One family in the wild may not survive as well as multiple families together, called a tribe. If we choose to work together for the betterment of mankind without energetically creating more charity cases, we will uplift not only ourselves, but the very people we are holding down so we can feel better for helping them.
I think the only reason for aliens to appear in our skies would be because they have something to share with us that will improve our place in the universe. If aliens appeared on the planet tomorrow, are you ready to step into a future of prosperity, healing and peace? How do you really feel about that?

When To Trust Your Psychic

You may have heard this many times before, everyone is a psychic. If that is so then why do we go to see a psychic for energetic and spiritual guidance? A psychic’s skill is developed through many years, he may have been born with a stronger skill because being a psychic is his life’s path. She may have experienced trauma that cracked her open like a dried coconut and she follows her spirit guides to support your healing.

cyrstal ballIt is easy to form distrust in a psychic if you do not use you own radar to suss out whom to trust and whom to stay away from. We all resonate with certain persons. One psychic may be able to connect with you easier that they would with your friend. You have to follow your intuition and your heart to know.

I have had clients contact me concerned that a psychic told them that they have been cursed and will need to be cleared. These people offer to do so for a lot of money. This is the same as going to a financial advisor who leads you to invest in risky stock that do not fit with you, your lifestyle or temperament. Everything is relative. You are asked by your higher self to stop and check in to see if what they are telling you is your truth. As with the financial advisor, someone else may be OK with a risky investment, but if you are not comfortable with it you must listen to your inner voice.

The other challenge with going to an intuitive, psychic, medium – they are all the same to me – are the questions you ask. Most people are embarrassed to ask personal questions and sit in silence waiting for the intuitive to tune into their energy to get to the heart of the matter. Others decide to test the psychic to see if the person is for real. I think doing so is a waste of your money and the practitioner’s time. When you show up to an intuitive it is best to have your questions ready. Some psychics prefer that you not “lead” them with information but wait until they have finished the reading. I like to do readings that way, I usually answer all your questions before you ask them, but keep your list of questions in case we meaning your higher self, guides and I being the conduit, miss anything.

If the session is a mini-reading, then presenting your question in advance will save time.

Now we move to the questions. Many clients who come to me ask, when will I find love, or when will I meet The One? The question should be, Am I energetically ready for the love I want? Being ready for love is as important as finding love or a career or spiritual development.

Contact Sonia for a reading.

Embrace The Energy Of The Phoenix

As we slide towards 2017 and reflect on the old year, many of us fell, hard. We fell to health challenges, work stress, and even confusion about our spiritual purpose. Because of our fall some have fallen prey to drug abuse, with many deaths occurring in large cities which can be scary to observe. The reason, I think why so many of us are giving up on life is because we choose to follow the examples of people who may or may not have followed their own rules. Yes, we all have fallen, but we have not given ourselves the opportunity to recover before we got back into the game; because we are afraid of being seen as a loser, called lazy, unmotivated and unsuccessful.

burning-phoenix

We all want to be seen as successful, but we are afraid of the wages of success, but there is a season for everything.

The time of the idea, the beginning.
The time for implementing the idea.
The time of the maturation of the idea.
And the time of stillness as your idea takes shape. This is the time that we fear most, the still time where we wait for our idea and dreams to come into form.

We tend to feel that we have to do something. Relationships are the most scary for experiencing this. Most of us want our relationship to be constantly on the go. We are afraid of the still time, the becoming time because we believe that our lover may lose interest. We are always in a relationship with someone who resinate at the same vibration as we do. So if we are afraid, our lover is also afraid. Our courage is carried by our lover and so is our passion, joy and self-doubt.

In this New Year, it is good to make a commitment to yourself, stay down to perk up. When you feel depressed, sit within the feelings. Allow the scum of despair to surface so you can look at it. You will be the better for it. The boxer who have been knocked down, his manager yells for him to stay down, the referee does a count, these help the boxer to catch his breath and get back into the game. Our phoenix, after falling, stays in the fire and reflects on her life while the embers turned to ashes. Then when she has built her energy, she rose again more splendid and beautiful than before. She fell many times and becomes better than before, each time.

Have you fallen? Did you get up before you had the energy to tackle life again? Give me a call or drop me an email and I will help you gain perspective on the story you are experiencing.

KARMA

Where Are You On The Karmic Wheel?

I began writing this blog before the latest event on the Paris. I am sure the tender-hearted wonder why these events occur and more importantly, how a person can take his and her personal story and impose it on others. I watched a documentary about the experiences of Romany gypsies in World War Two at the hands of the nazis. One gentleman in particular drew my attention. He was castrated by one of the nazi officers. This occurred without anesthetics. He was only ten years old. In the interview, he said when he lifted his head as far as he could to see what the doctor was doing, he saw that the doctor had orgasmed from the young boy’s pain.

Most people who hurt others experience a thrill at their victim’s pain. It seems to be an integral part of the human psyche. The thrill comes from the reaction of the spectators. In the Roman sports arena, spectators influenced the first outcome of the fight. They decided whether the gladiator died or not. In a strange sort of way, we are still in the times of the Romans.

The internet is now the platform for self-aggrandizement, where we get to experience the thrill of watching other’s pain without having to put our lives on the line by taking part. If the leaders who send solders out to fight, sacrifice their lives along with the rest, there would be fewer suicide bombers and war would be at curtailed.

Maybe it would put an end to the sacrifices made.

Let’s talk about karma. Most people are afraid of the perceived retribution that karma brings. Once upon a time the gods fought each other. They tore each other to pieces and they died thinking that that would be the end of their journeys. But we woke up and realized that we are still fighting each other. We are still tearing each other limb from limb. We did not escape the wheel of karma and we will not escape so easily. We will wake up in the next existence, having to feel the things we tried to escape in the previous life when we killed ourselves at the time of our violent acts.

When we kill someone, we reincarnate in the next life inescapably feeling what it is like to have someone precious taken from us in a violent way. We will experience the feelings of loss of limbs and the pain of recovery. That is karma. Karma is feeling the pain we inflict upon each other. It is also enjoying the good we do to another. Did we assist someone in this life to be safe, to find peace, to be happy? Then we experience the same in the other life. Were we both jealous of one person but helped another? We will experience both in the next life. In other words, we will not escape so easily, the residue of our karmic deeds of this life. Dying does not expunge us from our acts of violence or kindness.

The gods must learn how to be at peace with ourselves in order for the race of man to move into the next stage that brings us closer to returning to the stars.