How to make the right choose every time

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If you are looking for answers, the best thing to do is pause, get still and listen._

Cultivating the ability to listen to our inner wisdom, our heart, our soul, our intuition is perhaps the most important skill we will ever learn.

 

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If you simply traded all the time you spend defending why you can’t have the life you desire and instead took up the practice of genuinely listening, your whole life would change.

And when you know how to listen to your own wisdom, you then have the ability to genuinely listen to others, instead of waiting for your turn to talk.

Listening is the fastest path to success.

Water is my happy place and helps me hear the whispers of my intuition even louder.

Where do you hear your whispers?

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Cup of Love from the Guru Mama.  xo

Supports you to follow your intuition!

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If you know what guidance from your intuition feels like, you’re good to go! But if you’re unsure about what information comes from your intuition and what information comes from your subconscious brain, read on…

Information from your intuition comes from your Truth Center.

How to identify your Truth Center:

1. Take a deep breath, then say this statement (or any statement you know to be false): Healthy grass is orange. You know this is not true.

2. Immediately notice where your body feels uncomfortable when you make this statement – don’t analyze it, just notice it.

3. Now take another deep breath and say this statement (or any statement you know to be true): Healthy grass is green. You know this is true.

4. Immediately notice where your body feels in agreement/warm fuzzy. This is the same place you felt uncomfortable when you made the false statement.

This is your Truth Center.

This is where your intuition speaks to you – through sensations in that part of your body that felt uncomfortable when you made the statement: Healthy grass is orange.
When you’re faced with an experience that causes the uncomfortable sensation in that part of your body, this is your sign that your intuition is trying to tell you, “this isn’t right – stop – take a closer look,” or “don’t do that – this isn’t a good decision for you.”

This week set your intention to ‘be aware’ of what your intuition tells you and follow the guidance!

Blessings
Mary June Tracy The Guru Mama

When Things Get Harder it’s Just Getting Better

We are apart of this world. Mother nature, the planets, the wind, the sea and all around us are apart harderof us and we as humans are usually feeling we are not. But then disaster hits. Fire, hurricane, tornado, floods you name she shows us we need to respect that what is around us. If we are unable to respect ourselves or our neighbours how can we respect the very earth below our feet. That is what this cry around the world is saying. The planets are showing us with retrograde. Slowing down so we can see clearer.

Step into this new cycle of life fully aligned with your Spirit. Mother Nature is calling us to be her stewards and her envoys in the world. We represent Her needs, which are our truest needs.

We don’t need more things. Especially if we are manufacturing it and adding more damage to our world. We are at a point in our world where things feel oh so hard. This is so we can dig deep within our soul to allow for our light to shine bright.

You have a choice about how you’ll create this new life story. Allow Magic in!
Embodiment, Sensuality and Manifestation. It’s about being here on earth in a body- enjoying it AND at the same time staying aligned with the path of integrity, spiritual maturity, mastery.

We are being called to know when to rise above and know when to drop down below. Too much of either keeps us stuck in shadow and light without finding the balance and wholeness we are searching for.

This is a month of navigating the heights and the depths– theecstasy and the agony- all from a centered space as though we are the center of the wheel and not the spokes in constant motion.

We are being given the opportunity to truly understand that this is all the lila (the Divine Play of life) and that we cannot integrate it all until we have experienced and embodied it all-LIGHT AND SHADOW…”

Ram Das says ‘be here now’ and this New Moon/month is all about being here now– through it all. Through the ups and downs, ins and outs, good and bad, light and shadow.

The good news is that the downs, outs, bad and shadow are definitely less present this month than in the last two- almost like the Universe giving us a little reprieve and reward for allthe hard work done in recent months.

When you are learning how to surf bigger waves the moment you master a particular level it’s time to up level and move to something more difficult. This month is like a sacred pause- in between big lessons and the next wave coming in.

This will give us an opportunity to bring our earth energy into balance that our bodies desperately need with so much energy running through us.

Blessings
Mama G

Starting at the Start Line

Sounds like a crazy statement ~ of course you start at the start line. Where else would you start?thankful

Sometimes in life you feel you are far from that start line. Somewhere in the middle and life is rolling along. Then the carpet seems to be rolled up and you are at the start line again.

That is what the energies are doing to us right now,. When I say energies I meaning that astrologically up in the sky where the planets and stars align affect us. Why? There is something called gravitation. This affects everyone. It plays no distinction on who or what you are. When the line up in a certain way it pulls at us. It stirs up emotions and feelings at times. Even has an effect on the weather, tides and oh yea women’s cycles.

We as a consciousness have been a little out of it with understanding this all. We have moved so fast forward (so we think) that we have a disconnect with the earth or Gaia as many of us call her.

Having to re~boot right now is what is happening? Being at a start line is a time to re~evaluate, re-look at, re~boot. These are only a few Re’s. When you feel this happening and it feels like you have been cursed or life is throwing more shit your way or you just feel you are in a funk.

▪ Get a reiki ~ book in a healing

▪ Put on some funky music and dance

▪ Take a nap

▪ Journal

▪ Get a reading

▪ Drive out into nature or the mountains or a lake

▪ Go to a local nursery and look or buy some plants

Taking a couple steps for yourself will help you. For me restarting is not a new thing. Each time it feels like a bitch. But when I get through it all wow what a difference it has made to my soul. How much closer I feel to self. I am rebuilding my website and this giving me a chance to re think of what I want. How I want it. Yes it is going to be a journey but one that i knew I had to do.

I hope you take time to know your soul during this restart time. You will blossom. Call in your inner Goddess and let her Radiate and shine. Call in The Goddess Durga for protection and boundaries. We are going through a sacred time. So honour thy self.

Remember when you are at a start line does not mean you failed, or your a loser. You have time to check out what has been working and what isn’t.

Dreaming

Why should you dream?Dreaming

To dream is what makes us unique. Einstein said, “Never give up on what you really want to do.The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

Nice quote. I have always been a dreamer. In school I would look out the window and just daydream. To bad you were not graded on this I would of been an A+ student. When we are in day dreaming land we feel like we have endless possibilities. Everything feels fantastic. Then boom we are back to reality and the thought comes in. “That was stupid.” Do you ever have that happen to you? I know I do.

All the reasons come of why you can’t live that succulent, scrumptious life you wanted. You can see them. They are sitting right in front of your face. Those landmines and barriers. You seemed to also have an electrical fence there just give yourself that added shock effect. So we stay there.

Here is a little secret. That dark scariness of your mind that says NO. The one that keeps you in your so called place. Is only a facade your brain. You just need to put some light on to it. When you do WOW!

Fear is an emotion like any other emotion it has a job to do. Fear helps us to stay safe. In staying would be to do the same thing we have learned to do. Not taking a baby step to try something new. Remember when you tried anything new and different. That feeling came over you. Then you tried and you tried it again. All of sudden that fear feeling had dissipated. Fear just likes being the bully and taking up all the space. It wants to be heard. What gives it power is you listen to the fear.

How to overcome? Make a list of all the fears that are stopping you from living your dream. Do it quickly no time to think.

Here are a few examples:
* I’ll never have enough time.
* I don’t have enough money.
* Other people do it better than I so why should I do it.
* When will I stop being overwhelmed?
* Who will I get to help me?

Those are just a few that might run through you head.

Now ripe it up into tiny pieces.

Feel how liberating that feels, and it gives your brain a rest. Now you have space with your head like a new cupboard you just cleaned out. How refreshing.

We can meet our fears with new breath of light. Hearing them yes but it is not getting stuck with them is the key. Moving forward one step allows for you to do a million steps towards your dreams.

Today go and get yourself a dream journal and begin to create your dreams.

Blessings Mama G

Down for the Count

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Not too sure if you do it. But I sure the hell do. My mind can go to the worse case scenario less than .08secs. I get caught up on where I think I need to be. I see others zooming past me at light speed. I feel there is no way I can catch up to them. So I flop on my bed cuddle up to my computer and Netflix’s and let life drift by. I am down forthe count.

For me I do need down days but now down so low days I feel like crap days. Those arethe days are the days to force yourself to get going on what You need for you. With media, information coming to us so fast we can get more overwhelmed than ever. Don’t let Netflix take your life away. lol ( I like Netflix by the way.) This the time you need to meditate extra, do a prayer and journal to let out that anxiety. Get out of thehouse, go to the park, change up the scenery.

Life can get overloaded. One of my missions is to reach out and give people a hand. I want to be able to reach more people to show them that they are love, they are harmony and your life can be blissful. That is one of the reason’s I am stepping into being a Spiritual Life Coach. It is what I do. But for me it is giving more depth to people and their lives. What does that mean for me? Taking more workshops, reading more books. And allowing my new teachers to come to me so I am able to help others more.

My life can over take me so easily. I know yours can too. If 80 percent of success is, as Woody Allen once said, just showing up, then you need to start showing up for your life. You have gifts that God has given you, it is what you do with is your gift to God.

When I was little I loved the Miss America pageant. It was so glorious and beautiful.The dresses, hair and make up. I loved it. I wanted to do that. But I felt I was not talented or gifted. “You had to be able to sing, dance, or play an instrument. I felt those were the gifts you had to have to be someone. But my mother would look at me and with her wonderful smile. And say those are talents, anyone can learn a talent. But you are a gift and your gifts lay with in your heart. And whenever you smile or hug someone you are giving your gift to them and they to you. Because you are bringing them that something extra special.” At 5 i didn’t get it. But I knew my mom was always right.

When I feel like I down for the count I think of my mom’s words and the love she had for me. And all my worries of whatever I was worried about fades away. That is my gift to you. For you to know, that, you all gifts and the most simplest gifts are themost precious.

Stand in your Love for that is your true core.

Blessings
Mama G

Reiki Q & A

Q. Where does Reiki energy come from?reiki

A. Reiki energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or other kinds of physical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the practitioners head after which if flows through the body and out the hands. It appears to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the true source of Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal energy when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.

Q. Is Reiki a Religion?

A. Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning thenature of their religious practices.

Q. How is a Reiki treatment given?

A. In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client.The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions aroundthe head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.

Q. What does a Reiki treatment feel like?

A. What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

Q. What can be treated with Reiki?

A. Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.

Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a Reiki treatment?

A. No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.

Q. Who can learn to do Reiki?

A. Reiki is a very simple technique to learn and is not dependent on one having any prior experience with healing, meditation or any other kind of training. It has been successfully learned by over one million people from all walks of life, both young an old. The reason it is so easy to learn that it is not taught in the usual way something is taught. The ability to do Reiki is simply transferred from the teacher to the student through a process called an attunement that takes place during a Reiki class. As soon as one receives an attunement, they have theability to do Reiki and after that whenever one places their hands on themselves or on another person with the intention of doing Reiki, the healing energy will automatically begin flowing.

Q. How long does it take to learn Reiki?

A. A beginning Reiki class is taught on a weekend. The class can be one or two days long. I recommend that the minimum time necessary be at least six to seven hours. Along with theattunement, it is necessary that the student be shown how to give treatments and also to practice giving treatments in class.

Q. What is a Reiki attunement?

A. A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class. During the attunement, the Reiki Master will touch the students head, shoulders, and hands and use one or more special breathing techniques. The attunement energies will flow throughthe Reiki Master and into the student. These special energies are guided by the Higher Power and make adjustments in the students energy pathways and connect the student to the source of Reiki. Because the energetic aspect of the attunement is guided by the Higher Power, it adjusts itself to be exactly right for each student. During the attunement, some students feel warmth in the hands, others may see colors or have visions of spiritual beings. However, it is not necessary to have an inner experience for the attunement to have worked. Most simply feel more relaxed.

Q. Can I treat myself?

A. Yes, once you have received the attunement, you can treat yourself as well as others. This is one of the unique features of Reiki.

Q. I have heard that Reiki can be sent to others at a distance. How does this work?

A. Yes, in Reiki II, you are given three Reiki symbols. These symbols are empowered by theReiki II attunement. One of these symbols is for distant healing. By using a picture of theperson you would like to send Reiki to or by writing the person’s name on a piece of paper or simply by thinking of the person and also activating the distant symbol, you can send Reiki to them no matter where they are. They could be hundreds of miles away, but it makes no difference. The Reiki energy will go to them and treat them. You can also send Reiki to crisis situations or world leaders and the Reiki energy will help them too.

Q. How many levels are there to the Reiki training?

A. In the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki taught by the Center, there are four levels. These include one, two, Advanced and Master.

Q. What does it feel like to give a treatment?

A. When giving a Reiki treatment, the Reiki energy flows through the practitioner before leaving the hands and flowing into the client. Because of this, the practitioner receives a treatment also. As the Reiki energy flows through the practitioner, she/he will feel more relaxed and uplifted. Spiritual experiences sometimes take place. The practitioner sometimes receives insights about what the client needs to know to heal more deeply.

Q. How do I find a Reiki teacher that is right for me?

A. Reiki teachers or Masters advertise in many magazines and also post notices at health food stores, new age bookstores and other places. Once you find a Reiki teacher or practitioner you are interested in receiving training or a treatment from, it is a good idea to ask them some important questions. Here are a few that will give you additional information to make a choice.

• How long have you been working with Reiki? What training have you had? How often do you teach? How do you personally use Reiki? What is your lineage?

• What qualifications are required to take Reiki Training?

• What do you cover in your classes? How many hours of class time is included? How much time is instructional, and how much is hands on practice?

• What are the specific things I will be able to do after taking the training?

• What are your fees, and will I get a certificate and a manual?

• Can I take notes and tape record the class?

• How many symbols will I learn?

• Is there a Reiki support group in my area or can you help me establish one?

• Will you openly support me in being a successful Reiki practitioner or Master?

• Do you have a positive respectful attitude toward other Reiki practitioners and Masters regardless of lineage or affiliation?

Be aware of how you feel about their answers and if they are responding in a loving manner that is supportive and empowering. Listen to your heart and you will be guided to the right teacher or practitioner.

Q. Can children learn Reiki?

A. Yes, Reiki can be taught to anyone. I recommend that a child be old enough to understand what Reiki is and that the child request to receive Reiki.

Q. Is it safe for pregnant woman?

A. Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of theclient or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results.

Q. What about babies?

A. Babies love Reiki. It is very healthy for them. Do not worry about it being too strong. Reiki automatically adjusts to what the baby needs.

Q. Can I treat animals or plants?

A. Animals love Reiki too. They seem to have a natural understanding of what Reiki is and its benefits. Once a pet has received a Reiki treatment, they will often let you know that they want more. Plants also respond well to Reiki.

Q. Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?

A. Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of thehealing process so this is a good sign.

Q. Can it be used to help groups of people or even global crises?

A. Yes, this is one of the wonderful benefits of Reiki and is why it is such a wonderful technique for the new millennium. It allows individuals and groups to do something positive about the challenging situations we see on the news involving so many people all over theplanet. Reiki can be used to reduce suffering and help people any where in the world.

Q. How much does a treatment usually cost?

A. A Reiki treatment usually will cost between $25.00 and $100.00 depending on the area ofthe country. However, some practitioners offer treatments free of charge or for a donation.

Q. Can a person make a living from Reiki?

A. Yes, if you put your heart into it, you can develop a Reiki practice combined with teaching classes that can bring a regular income. This is a very fulfilling way to earn a living. See thearticle on Developing Your Reiki Practice.

Q. Can one become Licensed to practice and teach Reiki?

A. There are no governmental licensing programs at this time. However, the Center does have a licensing program for Reiki teachers. Please see our Center Licensed Teachers Guidebook from the Center.

Q. Are there any scientific experiments that demonstrate Reiki works?

A. Yes, see the section on Reiki research.

Q. Can you get more than one attunement?

A. Once you receive a Reiki attunement, it will last your whole life. However, if you get additional attunements for the same level, it will act to refine and strengthen your Reiki energy.

Q. What is lineage?

A. Reiki is a technique that is passed on from teacher to student over and over. If one has Reiki, than she/he will be part of a succession of teachers leading back to the founder of thesystem of Reiki one is practicing. In the case of Usui Reiki, the lineage would lead back to Dr. Usui.

The 4 stages of Change – Where Are You?

4 stages of change

We are always in an evolving cycle of change and ultimately expanding. Sometimes we welcome this change with open arms, sometimes we resist with all of our might. It can be helpful to know which stage you are in–so you can understand what is going on for you–and work with this process of change rather than against it.

Here are the four stages:

Dissatisfaction or what I call “feeling the gap”. This is when there is a large gap between where you are and where you would like to be. You might not be completely clear where you want to be. You may just have the clarity that what you are experiencing now is not working for you. This is an uncomfortable place to be and oftentimes I have clients come to me and label this stage as “depression”. Try to frame the dissatisfaction as information signaling you to grow rather than labeling it as a permanent position ex. “I will always feel this way–my life never goes the way I want it to.” How you frame it can change your experience of it. If you frame it as a signal for growth you will feel empowered—if you focus on it from a state of helplessness you will feel despair.

Exploration-In this stage you feel the dissatisfaction, but you don’t quite know what would feel better to you. Or you have a sense of what would feel better, but you don’t know how to get there. This is the stage where you explore options and “try them on” to see how it would feel or you explore options of how to get where you want to go. It is important to take your time in this phase to truly explore. People oftentimes feel uncomfortable with the lack of certainty at this point and may try to bypass this by choosing an option to get out of this stage. Reassure yourself that you will come to an option that feels right to you–just give it time. The other thing to watch in this stage is the opposite—exploring so much that you get confused and stuck in considering options. Sometimes people fear making a change and hang out in the exploration stage as a safety zone to not take any risks. Make sure you aren’t doing this either.

Action/Visualization- In this stage you have clarity about where you want to go and you develop a plan to get there. Again you may know where you want to go but are unclear of a plan to get there—and this is something that needs to be finalized in this stage. You may have developed somewhat of a plan in the exploration stage–and in this stage you will clarify this plan and begin to implement. In this stage it is important to get support for you to stay on track with your implementation– without support–fears that surface may sidetrack you and stop you from moving forward. You can share with a close friend or partner and ask them to be an accountability buddy to you. The other part of this stage is to spend time visualizing thepositive outcome of your desired change. See it working out in the easiest, magical and fun way. This vision can help keep you focused when your desired change is in process and not quite complete. The phrase “keep your eye on the prize” is fitting here.

Stepping into the New- Moving into your change can be a gradual process or it could come more quickly–like meeting your Soulmate within weeks of this process–or your dream job lands in your lap overnight. Either way there is an adjustment phase to the new change. There can be feelings of loss from letting go of the old–even though you were dissatisfied -it represented the familiar to you. With the new changes may come feelings of having a new identity or parts of you being expressed that have never been expressed before. Typically people feel more aliveness and vitality in this stage. You can also feel a deep sense of satisfaction that you made a change that was in alignment with your Authentic Self–you feel on path with your life and that you are doing what you came here to do.

What stage are you in? How are you framing this stage—are you viewing it positively or are you stuck in resisting it?

Change

The tree of advice. We have come to this lovely place called earth to go on a earth walk of life. We treecome to meet people, fall in love, fall out of love, get married, have children and the list goes on. A lot of time we rush thru it and don’t just be. You know the saying. “Time just got away from me.” or “Time Just passed me by.” Yikes.

What a world. In our journey there is so much joy and yes sorrow. I know many of you are feeling the transitions happening in the world around us. Many are getting into fear, others don’t want to get into the fear. Lets begin to look at the joy around us. Change can be scary. In my life big change is an ever happening thing. From homes, to work, to life in general. But what is always constant is my inner self. My inner self or my inner B continues to be strong even when my mind is telling me different. When my two eyes are seeing the shit flying around my third eye is saying peace.

Change happens and the timing of some of it isn’t what we think it should be. Did you catch that? What we think it should be. We have an idea of what is good and bad. How we experience it and feel it, is up to us. When life is giving you what feels like the dump of shit. What should you do?

  • Meditation, quiet time.
  • Mama G’s Bath bomb Bath.
  • Journal
  • Be open to abundance and positive energy in all ways as it comes to you.
  • Prayer
  • Do you a set of Mala Beads, start to use them
  • Exercise, go for a walk. Do you do Yoga? YouTube a yoga relaxation

I do understand change and all the stresses it gives us. I get it. I know that bitching and complaining about it isn’t going to help it. Having a good cry will help. Talking to a good friend and releasing. Then listening. Listening to that inner voice that says, how about if you do this? or Go for a walk? Take a nap.

Listening to the body and what it is telling you is important. It is the first point of access tothe world around you.

And if all else isn’t working DANCE! Get up and shake your body and feel the vibes. Know that you are vibrate and you are moving.

I just want you all to know. That time can slip away from us and that in being in the now. This helps with the changes of life. So Dance! Just take one step and don’t get in the shit storm.
And if it gets too much take a time out.