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Overcoming Darkness with Light


Sometimes, the world seems dark and strange. It’s difficult not to feel specific world events or significant weather, but it’s important to raise our vibration–if we want things to change in a positive sense.

 Below are a few of my favorite techniques. These tips and techniques are helpful in raising our vibration and seeing the goodness in the world. By raising our vibration, we move back into peace and harmony, which pulls in the frequency of positive change.

  1. Affirm the power of love and have faith in the universe. Believing in the power of love and light is part of utilizing it. (The “feeling” and faith are part of sending light. Visualization and connection are also important.)
  2. Send light and love to the geographical location of any disturbance. Send light to everyone who is involved in the problem. Imagine love and light changing and raising the energy of the location.
  3. Focus on peace. We can radiate it through ourselves–and out into the world. Make a strong choice about placement of consciousness. Encourage others to do the same.
  4. See the opposite of a current situation. See peace instead of violence.  See a safe and beautiful world. (Take 5 or 10 minutes to “see” this clearly.)
  5. Believe in the power of spiritual work. Meditating, thinking positive thoughts, and helping others do a great deal in creating a better world. The work helps, and the desired change is coming.
  6. Avoid reactive people. It’s impossible to observe when people strongly express their opinion. Stay neutral and work from a place of love. Observe and detach from the media. (We’re leaving the time of Kali Yuga when negative vibrations were attractive and inviting. The media makes life seem worse by focusing on negativity. Choose to be different and stay focused on the positive.)
  7. KNOW there is a great deal of love on this planet. We may not always see it, but love and light are the underlying fabric of matter. And the light is growing. (A good intuitive can “see” it.)

Specific Tips

  • Weather. It’s best to work with severe weather by thinking about the geographical area and sending love (pink light) to loved ones and the beauty of the location. Imagine love like a soft, pink cloud, covering and protecting everything. (Please don’t try to move the storm.)
  • People When experiencing irritation, disagreement, or negative energy with a loved one or friend, pull back from the situation. Refrain from thoughts identifying the other person as “wrong”. See a solution strongly and surrender the situation to the universe. (Whenever possible, do not dwell on negative thoughts and feelings about the other person. Think about their strengths and positive skills.) It can take a few weeks for the energy to change, but a different, calmer feeling should come in a few days. (Don’t share opinions while the energy is changing!)
  • More People. Learn to detect the energetics of a person, which goes beyond actions and words. Notice wishes for changes in their behavior and pull personal desires back. Gently project happiness for the person.
  • Social Media New, and Politics. Allow other people to have judgments. Don’t correct them. Make the experience about remaining neutral and positing positive information.When we remain neutral, the person will seek out someone who strongly agrees or disagrees. In general, negative people want negative energy. Don’t play the game. (Also, people learn from mistakes, and we are not their teachers – unless they ask.)
  • Pause. Situations often change when we don’t react, talk, or think about them. Pausing returns us to the inner self where unusual and happy answers are discovered. When in this quiet place, reflect on the beauty of the inner self and the physical world.




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.

Shifting into the New Age


Your responses, thoughts, and emotions change as you move into the New Age energy. Basically, it’s about awareness and awakening–and it alters how you see the world.

  1. You’re aware of the light, including the variations of energy. You’ve learned to adjust your energy on a daily basis, varying from a blast of light to a tired sensation. (The tired feeling often comes when adjusting physically to a higher light level. It can also come when you are called to action but feel you can’t respond.)
  2. You’re aware of how life responds to you. People become more emotional or gentler in accordance with your energy level. You know the phone stops ringing, or an outcome is delayed because the placement of your consciousness. You also know it’s possible to turn it around through meditation and visualizing life in a beautiful flow. (It may take a day or two, but you can do it.)
  3. You have insights about the people and places in your life. You know every location and person has a field of energy, and you respond/react to it. You’re willing to make big changes in your behavior, judgments, beliefs, and schedule to accommodate, avoid, or deepen your interaction with specific energies.
  4. You’re patient when life doesn’t move in the direction of your desires. You’re willing to look within to clear blocks and patterns. You remain persistent with your spiritual discipline, make small changes, and continue to move forward on your path. (You also know to send love or pink light to the part of you, which experiences the problem.)
  5. You remember to see the opposite of the difficulties in life. If you feel tired, you imagine feeling energized. When life seems sad, you recall moments of happiness. You trust the universe to amplify your positive thoughts and feelings by altering your state of mind, which affects the material world.
  6. You feel the support of the natural world, the nurturing power of plants of animals. The colors become more beautiful. You feel the wind and marvel at the color of leaves. It’s part of how the universe speaks in the invisible world.
  7. You are aware of the power of sending light, love, and/or positive feelings to the planet. You’ve moved beyond reaction, and you are ready to use your skills and gifts to create a new and different flow of energy for a whole, new global pattern.
  8. When nothing works, you remember the power of light and love. You release the problem to the Divine. You ask for more connection; you recall how it’s the one thing that always works.
  9. You’re a bit tired of the darkness in the world, but you know the light is stronger. You keep sending light and love—and a higher visual, a solution—out to the world. You know everything is changing and becoming more beautiful. It’s part of how you are changing yourself.

All of these small steps constitute a spiritual revolution, which consists of raising your vibration, seeing life from a different perspective, and changing yourself (and your inner vision) when you can’t change an aspect (person, place, situation) of life immediately. You know there is something better and bigger, which is sweeping through the world. You want to be a part of it.


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 creating alignment with their inner path.

Soul Lessons


We are all learning soul lessons. It’s helpful to review them from time to time.

  1. Everyone is constantly creating. Co-creation can come from subconscious patterns, or it can flow from connection with the inner self. Since we’re always creating, it’s helpful to work at manifesting the desires of the inner self by envisioning happy, peaceful outcomes. (Positive outcomes are typically win/win.)
  2. Part of the motion of the current energy is a bit like a roller coaster. It moves up and down. Our job involves monitoring the energy by understanding it’s possible to raise the energy level (and the accompanying events) by moving out of fear, doubt, or anger (or other emotions.) When we focus on a higher vibration, “reality” must change by matching the inner vibration.
  3. Eventually, we learn to attract our inner self. There’s actually nothing else that can bring happiness besides alignment with the inner self. The strongest, best desires always align with this part of the self. (We also learn to recognize the feeling of the lower self and move beyond it. Both motions—aligning and moving away–are part of inner evolution.)
  4. We are learning what we intuitively “read” from others on a deeper level. As we become more positive, we may judge someone less or find their energy unbearable. It’s a bit of a paradox. When we gain light, we become more sensitive and change our perceptions. Our perceptions alter with the placement of our consciousness.
  5. As our consciousness becomes higher, patterns repeat more quickly. There is less space between the events and reactions associated with lower energy cycles. We’re experiencing this because the universe is pushing us through patterns, so we can evolve. Observe, reflect, and send love to the pattern.
  6. Every desirable state such as health, wealth, abundance, loving relationships, or spiritual connection is associated with a particular frequency. Basically, we’re learning to attract and align with the frequency, which is needed to manifest the desire. (Other people also benefit from our work.) We can ask for the feeling or sensation of the frequency to bring it into our lives.
  7. Our perception of the future is often associated with the placement of our consciousness. When we are connected and happy, it’s easy to envision a positive future. We may feel discouraged when we’re at a lower point of consciousness. (The point is that everything in our personal reality is changing to reflect us, so we can evolve out of our patterns and move into love and light.) It’s important to believe in the value of meditation and visualization–and to stay focused. The work yields results.

Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach


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.

Planetary Weather: Mercury Retrograde



It’s a less temperamental week with the exception of Mercury moving retrograde. Sun and Jupiter are placed in Virgo, which represents the priestess, the virgin, and healer. On the down side, Virgo also rules digestion, health, perfectionism and details. Every sign has dualistic qualities; it’s part of life on Earth.

We will feel the duality of Virgo more than usual because it’s opposite Chiron, the wounded healer, which is placed in Pisces (sacrifice, confusion, spirituality, more feminine energy.) There’s an emphasis on improving our health and clearing old energetic problems (of course, the two are related) with opposition with Chiron.

Mercury (communication, the mind) moves retrograde (backwards) on Thurs, Sept 17. Mercury is placed in Libra, an air sign representing balance, beauty, and justice. Retrogrades tend to have a stronger effect when placed in air signs because it multiplies the “air” energy. (Thought travels through air, and both Mercury and Libra involve this element.)

Venus and Mars remain conjunct in Leo, emphasizing creativity, expansion, and fun. It’s a wonderful time for meeting with old friends, and this placement helps with male/female relationships. It’s interesting to note how male/female relationships tend to bring up old patterns—even when it’s fun. (Everyone is clearing something as we move into awakening.) They are also trine Uranus, which can create interesting, original ideas and plans.

Fortunately, Saturn moved into the first degree of Sagittarius—and out of the last degree of Scorpio–ending a somewhat dark cycle for many of us. Saturn rules time and karma; Scorpio rules death, birth, regeneration and the lower part of the occult. The last degree of Scorpio involves “endings”, and many of us have experienced difficult endings and losses during its reign.

Saturn in Sagittarius is a kinder placement with emphasis on truth and spirituality with an opportunity for higher vision. It’s a new beginning of a different karmic pattern for many of us, and it’s a wonderful time to seek truth and wisdom. (Think of the archer, his arrow, and the point of focus.)

The outer planets including Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron remain retrograde, slowing the motion of world change. (They also offer time for reflection.) Uranus remains square Pluto; the weirdness of the world continues as we grow.

Next week, we’ll experience the autumn equinox and an eclipse. Take time to rest now.


  1. Part of healing and good fortune involves clearing karma and seeing life differently. In this way, we join with universe, becoming more connected and whole. Virgo and Pisces are mutable signs, so our feelings about what to clear or change may alter from day to day.
  2. Mercury retrograde is typically not a good time for travel, contracts, or moving forward with projects. It’s a time to rest and review. (I do think we should plan to rest and rewrite the paradigm. There’s no need for delays and problems with electronics in a higher vibration universe.)
  3. Mars and Venus are in an excellent position. They offer balance between the sides of our personality and insights into our patterns and beliefs about relationships. It can act as a creative, healing impetus.


Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach

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.


Using Visualization, Color, and Light



Visualization is one of your incredible gifts. When you visualize, you create. It requires time and repetition, but it works. When you combine visualization with the light of meditation, results come faster. And they resonate with your heart.

When you send a specific color to a visualization or desire, you amplify the effect. The color provides a specific energy to your manifestation. It’s fascinating to know color and light can deactivate difficult situations—and influence a positive outcome. I learned about sending colors and light from Franz Bardon and his book, Keys of the Kaballah. With a love of color and art, I began using the colors in many aspects of my life. It was astonishing to find light blue light calmed difficult situations and anger. Obviously, the colors have a powerful effect.

You can also send light to positive situations or difficulties to alter their energy. You can send pink light to anything so it resonates with a wave of love. Sending color and light does not solve everything, but it instantly makes you feel better.

Light is one of the highest frequencies in the universe, and it raises the vibration of anything and everything. Matter consists of particles vibrating at a particular speed. Thoughts, emotions, and spiritual imagery vibrate at a particular rate before they take form. By sending pure forms of light, you actually speed up the spin of a thought, feeling, or object. The practice is very useful with healing, clearing conflicts–and with creating a desire.

In short, see what you desire and send light to the imagery. There is a particular sensation when you send the right color of light is correct such as a feeling of relief, softness, or stillness. If you practice, you’ll see results quickly.

Here are a few tips:

1) Cool conflicts with light blue light.

2) Send pink light or love to almost anything–including every molecule in your surroundings.

3) Use green light to increase the growth of plants, abundance, or happiness (any positive emotion or desire.)

4) Use silvery blue light and dark blue light for protection. It blocks lower vibrations.

5) Use violet/purple light for connection with the “All” and/or to deepen your spiritual state.

There are many other colors and uses, but these techniques give a good starting point.

If you want to extend your practice, check out the Magical Alphabet


Julia Griffin, Intuitive healer and coachJulia 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.




Energy, Vibration, and Higher Consciousness



Obviously, awakening is far more than energy, high vibration, or placement of consciousness, but these exercises can help in gaining awareness of your inner self.  (I practice all of them at various times–particularly when I desire  insight or a shift in awareness.)


Everything is energy. Everything responds to our energy field. The frequency (rate of vibration) of our energy field affects our perception of life. By understanding more about energy, we can move through life with more ease and calm.

1)      Notice what gives energy. Think about people, places, and activities. Note the specific feeling they have in common, which will tell you a great deal about yourself.

2)      Notice what takes energy. When do you feel tired? What lowers your energy level? What raises your energy level?

3)      Pay attention to the energy of the day. When do you have the most energy? When do you feel tired?

It’s helpful to rearrange your day (and life) through the above knowledge.



Energy is measured in vibration. Higher vibration leads to connection with the inner self and higher consciousness.

1)      We move into a higher vibration when we experience love, creativity, confidence, and light.

2)      A higher vibration can support others by bringing about healing, conscious realization, and peacefulness.

3)      We can often vibrate above limitations when we sustain a higher vibration.

We can gain insight by reflecting on our past experiences of holding a higher vibration, or we can imagine the state and how it feels.


Higher Consciousness is a state of connection, which is always there. We find it through our desire for it—and through practices like meditation, reflection, and self-observation.

1)      Everyone is connected. When we focus on connection, we experience more of the state of higher consciousness. We can tap into this several times each day by thinking about it. (How would I feel in a state of higher consciousness?)

2)      Pay attention to intuition. Intuition comes from the soul, and we progress more quickly with heightened awareness of our inner “hints.” Keep a small notebook for intuition and hunches. Discover the messages from your inner self.

3)      Focus on the heart space and unconditional love.

4)      Before sleep, relive your day backwards. Recall every event. Make changes and imagine the difficult portions as easy or see it flowing in a different way. (This is a way of pulling the energy of the day back into you as well as revising any patterns.)

A strong desire for higher consciousness, accompanied by small actions and work (above exercises), will activate your progress.


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and coach





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.



The Interplay between the Self and Not-Self

In manifestation, we initially create an image of a desire. We hold it clearly during meditation, send love to it and practice often. In the beginning, as with most practices, it feels wonderful. We have optimistic thoughts and experiences. After several weeks of practice, it’s normal to meet the “not self.”

One of the oddest parts of manifestation involves encountering the “not-self”, the part of the self that holds thoughts and feelings, traveling in the opposite direction of the desire. We can also refer to the not-self as the ego, but terms aren’t as important as understanding the process and knowing how to love ourselves through it.

Many of us are involved in the process of awakening, and recognizing the not-self is vitally important. By understanding how to integrate the ego, we recreate our lives in a positive sense and move toward greater fulfillment.

Let’s look at the process:

1)      We begin with a strong desire and develop detailed imagery. We become interested in the process, often committing to creating a desire – or at least feeling and imagining the desire on a regular basis.

2)      As the imagery and “feeling” develop, we hear our internal dialog, an inner voice, which expresses discontent, negativity and criticism. For example, the inner voice might say, “It’s no use to try. Nothing is improving. It never works.” Or we might experience moods or sensations, which travel in the opposite direction of the desire. People, who work on relationships, are often surprised by anger or deep emotion. We often discover that our negative habits are associated with this state because we feel overwhelmed emotionally or feel it takes too much energy to make an effort.

3)      If we can observe the pattern by simply recognizing as part of our psyche, the energy quiets down or becomes louder, but we can wait it out with patience and practice. (If we’re honest, we can trace the emotion back to childhood or a traumatic event.)

4)      The patterns of the not-self are often associated with times of the day, particular events or conversations. Knowing a pattern’s cycle is powerful because we become more aware of it. We no longer “sleep” through it. Patterns are cover-ups for a hidden gift or a solution to an obstacle, which blocks a desire.

5)      By stopping the pattern, emotion or thought, we can project the opposite thought, such as seeing success, greater love in relationships or a healthy body in place of the former pattern of thoughts and feelings. A major realization takes place as we realize much the discord in life comes from our internal patterns, and we have the power to change it.

6)      After learning the process of observation, which usually takes six months or so, we learn how the art of substituting positive images for the negativity of the not-self. We also learn the how and why behind our feelings, which causes integration between the true self and the not-self. These realizations actually bring the manifestation into form.

Recognition of a pattern is not the important work. Although patterns can be cleared in sessions or through personal work, the art lies in loving ourselves through negative dialog.  Culturally we learn to find faults within ourselves. We often push and criticize ourselves toward a goal, but sustained change takes a great deal more than self-dislike. (We know the result of an over-intense workout or pushing too hard with work.) Fortunately, love is more effective.

Here are some of my favorite exercises for working with the not-self.

1)      Observe the inner dialog. What are we saying? How does it sound? When do we say it? Keep a focus on hands and feet. Stay present in the body.

2)      Patterns and negative dialog represent a need for self-healing. These thoughts and feelings come to the surface for love, not for disliking ourselves. Look at it as a repressed part of the psyche, which needs attention.

3)      Send love to this part of the self. Send the negative part of the self into the light or imagine a giant sun beaming light into this part of the self.

4)      When we become familiar with the not-self, we can immediately counter with the opposite feeling and vision. By holding it for only a few minutes, it eventually conquers and balances the negative state.

5)      Watch for judgment of others. We’re usually more critical when experiencing the lower state of self. Notice the feelings and learn their rhythm. (Try the ho’oponopono prayer: Please forgive me. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you.)

6) We know when we’ve identified the pattern because we know a part of ourselves is involved in our problems. We feel it. We don’t project it any more!

Over time, the negative state yields to the positive one, particularly as we learn to observe and love the “not-self.” (After all, it’s a part of the total self.)  Light conquers darkness in both the inner and outer worlds, bringing us into a deeper understanding of the beauty and love hidden within the self.


Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach





Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. The wolves taught her that true energetic motion is based on the soul and patterns of nature. 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.


The Frequency of Change

Frequency is the level of the height or depth of vibration, and it determines the course or outcome in the physical plane. Resonance means vibrating or identifying with a particular energy, thought or feeling. When we resonate with something, we feel into it by identifying with the energy.

Imagine a favorite meal, a preferred vacation spot or best friends. Notice that preferences are based on frequency – the energies in a person, place or thing and how we feel about them. We choose our favored activities, books and events because of their frequency and how we feel when resonating with them.

Everyone holds a vision of life, objects and other people. When we resonate with these collected memories, then we intensify or ask for the creation of more of the same. When we ask for change, we typically hold a vision of a different reality with new feelings as well as physical forms. The vision or imagery usually feels exciting –after all it’s what we want –so why does it take time and energy to translate this into day-to-day reality?

If we see our minds like computers, our current stream of energy identifies the present reality, with its issues and problems, as the “truth.” New imagery, contemplation of possibility and small changes bring about changes in feeling and thinking. As the desired change or new reality eventually becomes familiar, we relinquish the old reality and move on. So it takes time and energy to acclimate to a new desirable reality while we learn how to alter our frequency.

In the big picture, we could probably do it instantly—but we’re all learning how to change together and at one time in the “coming together time of consciousness” in the global shift. All good healers know people shift when they are ready to change. Some of the biggest instant shifts come about by focusing on love and light. (Use the color pink for love if you find it easier.)

The process begins as we work to hold new imagery, thoughts and feelings, and the mind eventually begins to substitute visuals of new opportunities and realizations for the “old” method of thinking and feeling. The new way of holding reality becomes familiar. It becomes clear that the new images bring happiness, a feeling of freedom and connection.

As the new images take on a feeling of familiarity, we often change our imagery in the moment from lower to higher reality, grasping the knack of altering the picture accurately. At this point, we gain confidence in our ability to do the work. There’s often an intense feeling about it, as we simply want the change more than anything.

It’s not about “having”; it’s about a state of being, a feeling of release from the resistance of the mind of the lower self and limitation. The world opens up with pathways leading toward the desire as we begin living in the desired frequency. Usually, the desire is delivered with an odd set of circumstances, which increases our faith and establishes deeper belief in the process.

At this point, we begin again with another desire. This process of expansion continues as a part of our growing abilities. It’s the way that we distinguish between higher and lower vibrations in life. It’s the expression of the beauty of the higher self in physical life.


Julia Griffin, Intutiive Healer and Coach





Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach, is known nationally for her ability to enlighten others to find their True Self and become conscious co-creators through practical application of Universal Law.