Releasing Expectations

Once again we have seen another month of change this June, and we have all had to shuffle around in one way or another. One important thing that I have learned is to ignore my Ego when it tries to go into planning mode. See, I used to be a super-planner, planning out my outfits for school as a child, and scheduling my day out to the nth degree. However, now in the midst of all of the change going on, I have simply learned to be okay with saying, “I don’t know.”

We tend to think that our future is always set in stone, but it is not. Our future is created by our choices, thoughts and actions made in the now moment. When we look to the future with fear, we create that future; when we look to the future with hope, we create that future. Because we are always in the process of creating, we will never always know what is around the next turn for us.

The only thing I do know is that I have given up trying to figure out what will happen next. Yes, I will follow my intuition when it prompts me. And, yes I will hold positive expectations toward what I wish to manifest. But, beyond that I am not in a space to know all of the details at this moment, nor do I need to. It is only the Self that has to know all of the whos, whats, wheres and hows. It may be difficult for some to release the need to know all of the details, but I have learned to be at peace with not knowing.

At some point on the spiritual path, we are all asked to let go of our perception of control. It is not an easy thing to let go of, and there are still moments when I can hear my Ego trying to add its opinion on such matters. But, I have chosen not to listen to it anymore. We all give energy to our thoughts and expectations from time to time, but many times we take it way too far and waste energy trying to combat every potential outcome of a situation.

One of my favorite affirmations to use when I feel the Ego trying to influence this behavior is “I expect the best, by having no specific expectations.” This way I can remain in a place of positivity, and still let go of the need to control all if the details. It is actually quite a freeing place to be!

Living in the Now

The journey on the path of life is not always an easy one. However, it can bring you much joy, if you know how to navigate it effectively. As many of you know, I am visiting India with some of my colleagues. During this trip, there have been times when each of us feels that the burden of life is too great. Yet, even in those emotional moments, we have to remind ourselves that it is only temporary.

Whenever you are feeling deep despair, or feeling as though your job assisting others is too large a task to accomplish, just remember to focus on the Now moment. When you are in that Now moment, it does not matter what is going on outside your window, or even what is happening tomorrow, all that matters is how you act and react in the Now. When you can understand both the big picture and the small details, simultaneously, without putting pressure on yourself to accomplish it all in this moment, then you can reveal the peace of the Now.

Every one of you will have moments in your life where you are releasing deep emotions, or where you want to give-up on what your life path is compelling you to do. And, while it is perfectly natural to question your choices and Soul Mission; no matter what happens, you must never give up on yourself.

There is a common misconception that in order to be an effective individual, that you always must be doing something. That is not true. For what happens in that constant state of busyness is that the Ego is keeping you distracted. It is not to say that you do not have obligations, you do; but try to take time to be in quiet, to allow your intuition to come in.

Many times when you are trying to tackle a problem, you toil and toil, and it seems to be one frustration after the next. But, when you take a step back, focus your energy on something else, and surrender to the fact that you have done all you can for the moment, then you allow for new ideas to pop right into your mind. Life is both being and doing. In the state of doing, you are taking guided action. In the state of being, you are allowing the next guidance to come in.

Life, without taking time for being, becomes exhausting; that is the feeling that many on the planet are faced with today. It is not difficult to find time for being. It can be just 15 minutes a day of quiet. That can be accomplished during exercise, or in morning as you get ready for the day, or in meditation and quiet contemplation. In being, you learn to truly live in the now moment. You learn to cultivate peace for yourself and you learn how best effectively to manage your personal journey.

Life is neither difficult nor easy; it is exactly what you put into it, whether consciously or subconsciously. If you have a fear, make the steps to transform it. If you do not believe in yourself, find out why. If you are angry with Spirit for something done in the past, discover where that energy comes from. Every emotion is sourced in some experience, either from this life or from your past lives. When you take the time to reveal that source and push beyond it, the journey of life can lead you to a place of joy and peace within yourself.

Giving A Distance Healing

Recently I was asked, “How do you give a distance healing?” The first thing to realize is that everyone has healing energy flowing through them. And, before you share that energy with others, you need to feel how your healing energy feels to you. Is it hot, cold, tingly, sharp, heavy? Tune into that energy and just be at one with it for a moment.

Then once you have the energy flowing, say a quick prayer for protection and guidance. You can say something like: “Spirit please guide me during this healing. I ask for the protection and assistance of the Highest of Energies. Thank you.” You will also want to make sure that you are not in an emotional state, you want to simply feel the frequency of peace. Then focus your attention on the recipient of the healing energy. This can be a person, animal, group, city, country or even the world. Use your intent to hold an image of that person in your mind as the healing energy flows from you. As long as you stay focused on the recipient, the energy will be sent to them.

Another beautiful thing about healing energy is that is never goes unused. Even if the person is not aware of it, the energy still brings a sense of peace to them. However, for best results it is a good idea to get permission from the individual first, so that they can take full advantage of the energy as it flows to them.

Once you are connected to the recipient, just let your intuition guide you. You may feel your hands move, or you may be shown different images as related to this person. You can be shown areas of the body, past lives being released, or even colors. For those of you who do not see, you may also feel the energy affect different parts of your body, as your body can become a mirror for the healing recipient.

When it comes time for you to finish, you will feel the energy flow decrease as it comes through your hands. Sometimes at this stage, additional messages are brought forth related to the person and their healing. If you are giving healing for collective groups, like the planet or cities, you just need to trust that the energy will go to where it is most needed.

After the healing is completed, the person can expect a window of time for the energies to be assimilated and then they will begin to feel better. Sometimes as the healing energy is brought in, it can cause a clearing effect; this clearing can be emotional or physical, but only lasts a few days. It is important to note that this clearing is not always present, only if it is necessary for the healing process for that particular individual.

To practice a healing, try to tune into the energy of a loved one when you are away from them. Then, just let the energy flow. When you are done, you can see if they felt anything. Sometimes they don’t and that is just fine. Giving a distance healing is also about trusting that the recipient received what was for their best and highest good, even if you do not get the feedback you wanted. Lastly, don’t forget to thank the Higher Energies for their help once you are done!