Archive for Happiness

Finding Stillness in the Inner Self

 

Meditation brings a point of connection with the universe—the divine stillness. Everything ceases its motion in the exchange between our human self and soul. Beauty pours into our awareness. Physical sensations calm, and emotions become joyful as thought ceases. The illusion ends temporarily along with the sensation of cascading from one task to another. Light fills our countenance, altering and smoothing our vibrations and moods.

The stillness refers to an illuminated state, the search for light and a response from the universe. With practice, the energetic exchange can come on a daily basis—giving insight and inspiration to our daily lives. In the stillness, the heart speaks with a soft voice. It provides gentle guidance, which often feels like positive preferences or inclinations to move through life more softly (a slower pace.) From this point, emotions and thoughts become quiet. Intuition grows like the soft light dawn, illuminating the passage of our spiritual quest.

Often, we can feel the answers within us—even if we lack the knowledge of “how” to find the way. By meditating on the feeling of the calm (and unknown) answer, we find our way. We learn to substitute calm for agitation and how to push away negative thoughts and emotions until we find our true understanding about them. The stillness usually gives a feeling before it brings an answer. By meditating on the feeling, we essentially ask for more knowledge about the answers.

The same is true with gifts. We find our gifts by taking one step at a time toward the illumination of the true self and following our passion instead of pushing it away. There is also a quality of trust. It’s important to trust the information received in meditation and to believe in our power to bring it to fruition.

Life involves a dance between the True Self and the Not Self (the part of us that lives life in a way that we don’t like.) Meditation on the still point leads us into discovering our true feelings and preferences so we can take proper action. It also reveals the peaceful, joyful feelings of the true self, which are always present if we stay with our work—even when it takes longer than we would like.

Tips:

  1. It’s helpful to recall the state of connection before meditating.
  2. When emotions are wild or discordant, acknowledge it. Imagine pink or light blue light pouring into your emotions and the perception of your problem. Focus on how you feel when life goes well.
  3. Trust your ability to tap into the stillness and find answers.
  4. Observe when the mind chatters or focuses on problems. Problems often change when we admit our real feelings and involvement.
  5. Believe in your power to commit to change.
  6. Imagine your life moving in a peaceful flow.
  7. It’s a process. It doesn’t happen overnight. Energy vacillates. You will experience highs and lows. It’s part of the human condition. Send love to lows and give gratitude for breakthroughs.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

5 Exercises for Positive Change and Increased Awareness

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You can improve your life in a few days or weeks by repeating 1 or more of the exercises on a daily basis. As your emotions and thoughts alter, your life will change and move into a higher frequency.

True spiritual work is a short cut. The higher vibrations are more powerful than those encountered in daily life, and they have the potential to cut through karma (accumulated negativity and blocks) quickly. When you’re open to spiritual energy and free of old patterns, you have the freedom to create a better, happier life.

Here are the exercises. Feel free to edit and improvise.

  1. Focus on 4 or 5 happy memories. It’s best to choose memories that are associated with a time when you were in the flow of life and experiencing a sense of strong connection. Focus on each of the memories for about 30-60 seconds. After several practice periods, the happy feeling should stay with you for an hour or more. (This exercise is a personal favorite.)
  2. Think about what you like about yourself. Look at your accomplishments. Notice what you like about your body. Note your good qualities that you share with your friends, loved ones, and the world. Notice your light.
  3. Open your heart. Imagine a huge ray of beautiful pink light moving into your heart chakra. Feel your heart expand and accept the universal love. Contemplate the beauty of a boundless love and light that wants to support you and help you in life.
  4. Send light to your problems. Feel them fade away in the light. Notice the difference in how you feel about life. (You may feel more courage, ease, or calm.) Imagine a future version of yourself with the problem resolved.
  5. Become more aware of yourself. Focus your consciousness on your hands and feet while performing routine tasks. Feel your physical body. Become very present. Notice how awareness of the present moment and the physical world expands your consciousness and brings you into awakening.

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Full Moon Forecast: Integration

 

The Full Moon appears on June 28. It’s known as the Strawberry Moon, a time of picking berries. It’s also called the Honey Moon as marriages under the Cancer Sun are known to be particularly fertile. The Full Moon confers fertility, germination, and aids with manifestation for approximately 10 days.

It’s important to focus on life giving qualities such as joy, happiness and lightness with this chart. It’s important to focus on life giving qualities such as joy, happiness and lightness with this chart.Thankfully, it’s not as intense as the solstice or previous new moon, but this chart delivers many aspects through the inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) that we will feel on a personal level. it’s also a contradictory with chart with alternating energies from Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) and Saturn (karma, limitation.)

This week, the Sun is in Cancer, ruler of the fourth house. The water sign of Cancer brings a focus on home life, emotions and the subconscious mind—and their relationship with spirituality. (Water can represent devotion and nurturing as Cancer is the mother of the All. Think of the world in full bloom.)

Sun trines (harmonious) Jupiter, bringing a feeling of optimism, joy, and positive luck. Sun (life, light) opposes Saturn in Capricorn, and this can cause feelings of limitation and loss of enthusiasm about life. However, it’s possible to use the opposition to overcome emotional blocks and patterns to feel hopeful about a new future, particularly with Jupiter’s influence.

Moon (emotions, inner self) is in Capricorn, putting an emphasis on structure and foundation as opposed to lush growth. Moon in Capricorn can cause a desire for efficiency, order, and practical matters, but it’s important to feel and express emotion as indicated with the Cancer Sun. Expression of emotion is part of life, and there’s a tendency with Capricorn to focus on order, business, and the next thing to do – when it may be more important to give attention to the heart. Moon trines (harmonious) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), bringing a harmonious, unconventional creativity to the surface with a desire for the new and unknown.

Mercury is in Cancer, causing thoughts to bring up a great deal of emotion. Mercury will move into Leo, a fire sign ruling the heart, in a day or two, and our thoughts will move to our more passionate quests. Currently, Mercury (thought) squares (tension) Uranus (awakening, sudden change), eliciting unusual thoughts which may or may not be aligned with our purpose. Mercury opposes (tension between 2 sets of thoughts/feelings) Pluto (subconscious, transformation), which tends to increase the pressure of conflicting thoughts, can make us feel torn between two possible realities. (Align with the inner self and rise above the conflict.)

Venus (love, material possessions) in Leo is opposite Mars in Aquarius, which may make it more difficult to bring male/female parts of the self together in harmony. Venus wants fiery passion, and Mars (male, masculine) wants detachment. Venus squares Jupiter (good fortune, expansion) in Scorpio, which can give a tendency for self-indulgence instead of needed self-discipline.

Mars in Aquarius is currently retrograde, which can dilute physical energy and drive. It’s important to focus on activities, which give vitality and strength with Mars retrograde. It’s equally important to remain consistent with work and other activities as Mars retrograde lessens our overall energy. Mars squares Jupiter, bestowing energy and drive. It also tends to cause aggression so wait to express discontent. Mars squares Uranus (sudden change, awakening), and this aspect tends to cause erratic actions from misreading energy or misunderstanding a greater concept. (Contemplate for a day or two before taking action.)

Jupiter (good fortune) trines Uranus (sudden change, awakening), which is very helpful. This aspect combines Jupiter’s qualities of luck, expansion, and optimism with Uranus’ better qualities of new paradigms and ideals including communications, electronics, and the New Age. This is a very uplifting aspect, which significantly raises the energy of the chart.

Neptune (mysticism, illusion) sextiles Pluto (underworld, subconscious). Neptune can dissolve aspects of outer life like the drip of water on a rock. In this case, Neptune can break our habits and patterns of life to help bring pathways for new understandings and discoveries.

Chiron, The Wounded Healer

Sun (life), Moon (emotions), and Saturn (karma) square Chiron, which creates tension between our life, emotions, and past karma as we attempt to move into unconditional love and universal healing. Sometimes, simply knowing the feelings or sensations that block healing are a gift. Mercury (communications) trines Chiron, meaning that voicing the feelings in our heart can help to heal our old wounds and doubts.

Planet Retrograde

Time will slow substantially with many planets in retrograde. Mars (male, assertion, physical energy), Jupiter (expansion) Saturn (karma, limitation), Neptune (mysticism, illusion) and Pluto (subconscious, transmutation) are all in retrograde.

It’s an excellent time to keep a steady eye on our goals, dreams, and plans, but it’s not a time to move forward quickly and forcefully. With retrogrades, it’s helpful to stay steady, gentle, and patient. It’s a wonderful practice for the inner life!

NOTES:

  1. With the full moon chart, we’re integrating many parts of the self. For example, we may feel joyous and expansive and/or introverted and shy, depending on the reception of a particular planet’s energy. The challenge lies in determining how we feel within ourselves by handling the influences in a way that promotes inner growth.
  2. There’s a strong emphasis on emotion. The challenge lies in expressing our feelings from our heart with clarity and truth. Our awareness of feelings is part of awakening because our feelings become stronger as we move into the light.
  3. Jupiter (good fortune) bestows happy, light energy, which can help with moving through the challenges of the chart. Neptune (mysticism) helps in dissolving old patterns. (Let them go and find a new way!)
  4. The retrograde planets will slow our plans, but we can also use the energy to enjoy a balance between summer fun and our goals in life.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

Working with Light

 

Light and love are always the answer. They hold the highest vibrations on the planet. If we call on the light, the universe answers. But it’s easier to access “light” by using specific techniques.

Light responds differently with specific situations and meditations. These brief exercises work well for a variety of a problems, including receiving more enlightenment and understanding. When we see and feel life differently, it often alters into a higher vibration—and brings more positive outcome.

 

Here are a few tips.

  1. Come to center and find inner self on a daily basis. Meditation helps in finding the true self. From this place, wisdom, self-love, and peace flow. The answer is in the center; it feels simple and true when you find it. (It’s easiest to call in the light by becoming still. It’s helpful to pull inward to feel the inner self. )
  2. Put your attention on happiness. Happiness—like all inner states—requires attention and contemplation. (It’s actually a habit.) Notice all of the things, which bring happiness in your life. Listen to your voice to see if it conveys happiness. Notice your feelings when you look at objects, read emails, or travel short distances. Make a conscious effort to expand and find happiness throughout the day.
  3. Peace acts like a river; it eases and soothes emotion. There are no thoughts when we align with peace, only stillness. Imagine experiencing peace before/after others attempt to pull us into drama. (As our energy level heightens, others try to pull you into their drama. By detaching from their drama and visualizing a happy outcome, we can return to place of peace.
  4. Know that life moves in a cyclical pattern, marked by highs and lows. The challenge lies in finding and observing the pattern, altering emotions, and making “center” or the true self more important than the feelings and situation.
  5. Conflicting thoughts comprise part of spiritual growth. It’s how we put ourselves together and resolve the many parts of the self. When the answer comes, it will be simple. It will resonate with the inner self. Until this time comes, notice the feelings. It’s okay to feel two, conflicting emotions and/or thoughts. Eventually, the thoughts do bring resolution and wholeness.
  6. Pull the mind away from upsetting thoughts and situations. Return to the heart. Practice meditation to return to center, then visualize a positive outcome in a place of stillness.
  7. Know the process is working, and the universe wants to help. While many of these tips and exercises are not logical, they follow spiritual law. Our visualizations thoughts, and emotions alter the course of life because they invoke—and the most  powerful part of our inner being.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

New Skills for a New Time

 

In the constantly changing energies, we move between high pitched spiritual feelings (love, elation) to the heaviness of karmic patterns and back to “normal” again.  It’s helpful to accept this as the “new” normal and learn to return to the state of the inner self as much as possible as we adjust to oscillating energies.

In the meanwhile, here are some quick tips.

  1. Adjust to changes in sleeping and eating patterns, repetitive  seeing master numbers on clocks such as 1:11, and strong flashes of intuition, which indicate a heightened state of consciousness. Create balance by making quiet time for self-restoration and meditation. Make a structure for diet, rest, and exercise. (Naps are fine.)
  2. Karmic patterns with their deep, emotional and repetitive sensation are apparent for everyone on the spiritual path. They can appear as a situation, challenge, decision, or conflict with a loved one. (Karmic patterns seem familiar but often lack a solution.) Ask the universe to clear and delete a portion of your feelings and thoughts. Ask to remember the feeling of your inner self and focus on it, which lessens the feeling and brings quieter emotions that can develop into solutions.
  3. Work with your energy field. Focus on the heart and a sensation of peace to alter the energy of a space such a restaurant or store. Small objects tend to rearrange themselves when our energy is out of sync. Stay calm. They will surface again. When the computer and electronics are slow and/or strange, take a walk. Grounding improves how everything works.
  4. Observe resistance. Everyone desires change, but it’s easy to encounter resistance during the process. Almost everyone experiences stress (resistance) when listening to the soul because it means living life in an entirely, different way. It’s how your inner self is speaking and asking you to create a new future. It can bring temporary feelings of fear, upset, or loneliness. Tell the universe you want to change, and you’re ready to listen.
  5. Use your power to see “good” for the world and other people. Move into a space of love. See the inner self of others and the positive possibilities for the world. Use your power as a creator and see life from a higher light. (Giving in this way opens the heart to a higher universal connection. Sending light to the self and others is one of your most powerful tools.)

NOTE: All of the skills are simple, but they require time, repetition, and patience. I like them because they lead to a higher placement of consciousness, which is essentially the answer to almost everything.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

 

7 Ways to Increase Your Inner Power

 

These are simple steps, which work well with practice. Practicing on a daily basis is the best way of finding inner power, but you can jump in with any of these exercises.

1) Believe in your power to connect with the infinite “good”, which is sometimes known as the akashic field. It is larger than you, holds the answers, and can connect you into a wonderful place. It’s linked with your inner power to change your life. (Changes do not always come as you wish, but they do always create a better life for you.)

2) Recall times of connection when life flowed into place, and you felt a marvelous energy lifting you above your “normal” experiences. When you are in this place, you locate new answers, people react differently, and the process of life takes on new meaning. There is a sensation of fulfillment. (You don’t have to find it “now.” Simply meditating on the feeling can bring in a change.)

3) Meditate outdoors. Nature feels the connection and amplifies it because she is in harmony with the divine. It’s particularly beautiful when the trees and wind move with your breath. It brings a lovely, peaceful feeling.

4) Visualize what you want to experience as opposed to what you don’t want. It’s human nature to focus on the negative which only creates more of the undesirable. It’s fun to think of yourself as a superman/woman with the power to shift the direction of life from negative to positive.  It’s possible to alter your life through visualization–and to bring your dreams into physical form.

You can also focus on the feeling of your soul (happiness, joy, comfort) and project this into the present and the future. Your soul knows what you should experience and feel. Besides, few things feel better than this.

5) Change your thoughts and emotions. Every problem is surrounded by repetitive and negative thoughts. (It’s easy to know when you’re experiencing them because your energy level changes.) Repetitive thoughts are accompanied by reactions. It’s important to create a new response. You can speak from your heart, ask what you can learn from the situation, or ask the universe to help you see it differently.

6) See the beauty in life. Take time to slow down, connect with yourself, and focus on finding the beauty and rhythm of life. When you become aware that life moves with a specific rhythm, which can be energizing, you align with the universe. When you align with the universe, the current experience of life will unfold and expand.

7) The last step is a bit different. All of these exercises alter your frequency to a higher place, but you can also become totally present. You can put your awareness in your body, observe your thoughts and feelings, and give thanks for the human experience.

Everything on earth passes through cycles. We feel highs and lows as well as positives and negatives. When we accept this as the human experience, it often fades away. It’s also helpful to learn when your lower emotions and thoughts pass through your consciousness. When you understand the catalyst, the length of time, and cycle, patterns change more quickly and take on a new, higher form.

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

Working with Light

 

 

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Part of inner work involves finding your inner light and voice (intuition.) It’s easiest to begin by meditating and focusing on the heart, which connects you to a place of infinite light and love.

  1. At first, you may to “imagine” sending light and/or love. It takes time and practice to bring about results with  the invisible, spiritual world. If you continue, you will feel the energy and know it’s working.
  2. Focus on your heart and feel pink light (love) flowing into you. You can also imagine a pink cloud around you, which delivers unconditional love from the universe. Breathe pink light for 2 or 3 minutes. Feel the love.
  3. Send light to yourself and future opportunities. For opportunities, imagine a gentle beam of light as it illuminates a specific time in space–or see a door opening to a new way of life. (With problems, imagine the problem as a shape like a cloud. Send light to the particles of the cloud and see the cloud dissolving. Part of the trick of this exercise is sending light as opposed to thinking about the future or problem.)
  4. Use light to find answers and solutions. (You don’t have to know the answer.) See the light shining on the future, and you are experiencing joy and relief as a result. (It’s interesting, but I believe every light worker helps in solving problems for many other people by working on their own lives. It pushes the solution out in the “bowl” of larger consciousness.)
  5. Send light to any tired, achy parts of the body. Ask to see your body as healthy and whole. “See” your body moving easily and freely.
  6. You can send light and love to other people. You can imagine that their problems are solved, or they feel happier and healthier.
  7. Focus on your desired future and see it as a strong image. Send light to it and imagine living in this place of consciousness. (The light corrects our thoughts and visualizations. It also awakens our intuition.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.

 

7 Tips for Manifesting

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1) Everyone is already manifesting. The first step is realizing how your thoughts, emotions, and visual imagery affect your life. (You can look at the positive and negative aspects of your life.) Meditation naturally alters the flow of visualization as well as the direction of your thoughts and emotions. It softens negative emotions and opens the heart to love. Conscious visualization activates the energy needed to create a desire.

2) You become more powerful when you consistently meditate and actively visualize. Your meditation and visualization practices actually direct the particles of energy around you into form. (When we don’t consciously direct energy, it takes the form of your lower thoughts.) Your thoughts and emotions take form more quickly and easily when you meditate. You also accumulate or store energy, which makes it easier to navigate through life.

3) Your desires come from a higher source. This higher source (God or the universe) wants you to have prosperity, abundance, love, vitality, and a greater spiritual connection. Creating the positive in your life is part of stepping into your true identity. If you are consistently meditating, you learn how love is the magical substance, which transforms your life–and the world.

4) Creating what you want or desire often means “seeing” the opposite of your current experience. For example, if you are unhappy in a particular area of life, you must see the exact opposite. If you experience financial loss, you see financial opportunities and gain. If you are broken-hearted, you visualize love coming from all directions in life. (It’s not enough to simply see it. You must feel and embrace it. You make the subjective experience more real than your actual experience.)

5) Light vibrates at a higher level than “real” life. The rules are different in the quantum field. Lost objects reappear in strange places. Money manifests. You can grow younger, and opportunities appear from nowhere.  The point is not asking how. Trust in the light and universal power. (You don’t need to know how. Stay with practice and act when prompted from the inner self.)

6) When you want to give up, you’re probably close to manifesting your desire. There is an energetic rule regarding manifestation. It takes a tremendous effort to manifest the last 5-10% of a desire. People often see success in the early phases, and they feel encouraged in the middle phase. They wonder if it will come into fruition in the last phase. It’s very important to persevere through the last phase. It’s the most difficult step. It requires a great deal of energy, but it is always worth it. And you learn it’s possible to endure through this phase, which typically seems to last forever!

7) After your desire manifests, you will feel happy and relieved. There is a temptation to put aside the spiritual work — to rest, and revel in the results. (Don’t give in.) Actually, it is the most important time to renew your spiritual practice because manifestation is ultimately about drawing closer to the universe and its secrets. Make the realization that happiness, which comes from the inner self, is greater than any material achievement.

Three Important Points

  1. Your overall energy, consciousness, and intent (placement of focus) influence your manifestation. For example, focusing intently on a desire is helpful. It works much better if you consistently work on creating higher vibrations such as love, kindness, and positive feelings.
  2. It’s also important to align your emotions with the desired outcome. Specific situations can lower our vibrations and invoke negative emotion. Overcoming negative emotional states is part of creating anything. (It’s okay to feel negative emotion. Just learn to work your way out of it.)
  3. Learning to see and feel your life in a different way creates change as well as eliciting help from the universe.

 

 

Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.

If you would like to seek additional spiritual change and insight into your life, please contact me for information about an intuitive session.