Patting myself on the back

My biggest takeaway from 2021, was to give myself a physical pat on the back for accomplishing sooo much—though I had multiple obstacles and challenges.

Think patting yourself on the back for your accomplishments is bad? That could be a limiting belief.

If you don’t pat yourself on the back, it’s doubtful that anyone else will.

Patting yourself on the back is NOT arrogant or egotistical! You work hard. You are studious. Resilient. And you’re flexible. Adaptable. Look yourself in the eyes (in a mirror) and SMILE!

My husband has this saying, “He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted”! Haha! What do you think of that?

Plan for success

I keep a variety of notes around me, from little sticky notes, to journals, to poster drawings of my spiral method, to notes and research on my laptop and in my iPhone.

“The spiral of energy is akin to layers of an onion. And each layer of that onion, using reductionist thinking, could be sold as truth—as the only part of the onion that exists.”
Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey

When inspiration comes, I jot it down and sometimes I post these on Facebook or Instagram. The ones that really resonate with me, I put on a shirt, mug, or such:

See all designs at: https://www.teepublic.com/user/takeituponyourself?utm_source=designer&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=GcgLVtV76Y8
The Presence of God is EVERYWHERE ❤️🦋🌀〰️
Most people have had God’s unconditional love, conditioned right out of them.

Create success

To create my success, I set my sights on accomplishing the my top 5 goals by believing in myself, my brain and body, and in my voice. My daily practices include:

  • Gratitude Flow (IntegratedSpiral.com)
  • Meditation
  • Singing (to feel good)
  • Moving (to burn cortisol), Qigong / Yoga, Dancing
  • Acupressure
  • Doing Energy work: EFT Tapping, Eden Method, etc.
  • Writing

To elaborate

Dancing adds JOY into each day and helps me burn calories.

My Integrated Spiral™ Gratitude F-L-O-W keeps me grounded and in touch with my ancestors and relations in the Grand Beyond. Yes, We Are All Connected. 💙🦋🌀〰️

Meeting with Clubhouse groups (keeps my mindset UP).

Staying in touch with family and friends keeps me accountable (and strengthens my integrity.

Tracking my steps, weighing in, and measuring my body weekly, helps me stay focused on my health.

Posting something everyday on social media builds my following. I love sharing my perspective on reality in hopes that it uplifts others (and their businesses), though I acknowledge “shadow” too, because I believe in yin and yang, and balance. ☯️

With a little help from my friends

Take It Upon Yourself and strengthen the unseen “fabric” that connects us ALL.

I’ve been thrilled to sit in circle with Patti Stevens. And be a part of her Women’s Soul Journey group on Facebook. I met Patti on a yoga cruise in January of 2020, and had an instant soul Connection with her.

Shout out to Robin Quinn Keehn!

Robin runs her own business called, Quitting Culture and has been one of my cheerleaders throughout 2020 and 2021. She’s super confident and full of integrity! I highly recommend her if you’re just starting out in business.

As well, Marilen Crump runs the Phenomenal Female Business Network and has been running business masterminds groups for women for many years. I’m in a couple of her groups and I have actually partnered with fantastic entrepreneurs via these groups! My tip: When networking online (especially in Facebook groups), simply be your helpful self and you’ll attract your authentic tribe who wants to work with you. ❤️😉

Queen Kimmie Tyson is another one of my cheerleaders who runs a thriving business and podcast with her musical husband, Shawn7. Queen Kimmie got me into Clubhouse and I have made incredible friends with several through sharing unscripted there from the depths of my soul. Connect with me there by searching my name or “Spiral Sister” to join our calls.

I’m telling you, it’s so encouraging and motivating to have a group of fantastic business mentors on your side.

My TOP 5 goals for 2021 were:

  1. Integration of my Spirit and Soul into ALL I am and do DAILY, to help me stay balanced and Connected
  2. Take Joy in running Integrated Spiral (a transformational, small group, self-coaching DE-program)
  3. Close open loops within the week and celebrate to reinforce that habit
  4. Market our music while promoting others (as I have been doing on N1M)
  5. Continue writing (metaphysical novel in progress), created a course on Communing with TREES, blogging, creating t-shirt designs and more, and generating ideas for a Vlog or podcast

Forward progress is continuing.

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. ❤️🦋🌀🎼☯️🙏☮️

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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C*VID

My personal experience and observations. Not to be taken as medical advice.

Personal observations

One of my first friends from my childhood, was a Nursing supervisor in Ohio. He passed away on Jan 21, 2021 after presenting with heart attack symptoms. He had the C*VID vax on Dec 27, 2020. But he had the flu shot on Nov 20, 2020. So, was his death by vax a coincidence? I don’t think so.

I’ve only EVER had the flu shot once. It never prevented me from getting the flu, in fact, I used to get some kind of cold or flu every year for many years. That is, until I took it upon myself in 2005 to take control of my health, change my diet, and work to improve my overall state of health.

Back then too, my nursing supervisor friend told me he learned about nutrition from ME! And that shocked me because I assumed nurses would learn something about nutrition in nursing school!

In a completely separate instance, one of my other childhood friends (we’re both turning 60 soon), had her C*VID vax and nearly died the next day when her blood pressure dropped dangerously low! She was simply sitting in a chair next to her husband and passed out!

Had her husband not noticed her slump down and called an ambulance when she was unresponsive to him—she would have died!

A week later, her general practitioner told her she’d had a vaccine reaction! She had not even been told that could happen! What if she had been home alone?

Initial thoughts

When all this stuff started about the *demic, I may have followed along with the majority of people (to get the shot) too without asking questions.

But here’s the thing.

We don’t watch the news (we actually don’t watch TV). We are too busy creating things. And most evenings we relax with a favorite DVD movie or documentary, or we go back and watch an older series we have on DVD.

I actually get my news from multiple sources and they are authoritative sources not biased reporters. And certainly not from anyone who takes money from Big Pharma!

And all of this C*VID stuff seemed to ride on the heels of the political upheaval in this country. (and that made us suspicious of motive and intent.)

If I were on a jury, I would have more than a shadow of a doubt that something wicked this way comes (in regard to these inoculations). Just sayin’. Call me cRaZy.

Dogma of Science

Even some near and dear to me have uttered those words that have reached near mantra status, “I follow the Science.” But are they really following the Science or are the following the DOGMA of Science?

Bruce Lipton taught us about the Central Dogma of Science—Scientism, which actually keeps most scientists in lockstep with the research findings that have come before, instead of breaking new ground—in his mind-expanding book, Biology of Belief.

Bruce postulates, “If you base your science on wrong information, then that science could be detrimental to medical practice. It is now a recognized fact that conventional allopathic medicine, the primary medicine we use in Western civilization, is a leading cause of death in the United States.”

I tell our friends and family if they follow the Science, to also follow the Money:

Quote by Jon Queally: Pandemic created 130 new Billionaires, $2.1 Trillion in new wealth, while millions suffered.

Hypocrisy in politics

Let me get this straight, Democrats (or The Left) want to:

  • Defund the police
  • Open the southern border to allow thousands of potentially virus infected in
  • But build a half million dollar wall around Biden’s beach house in Rehobeth NJ?

Yeah, right! What hypocrisy! (Can you imagine the outcry if Trump had done any of these things?)

Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me!

It also sounds like our leaders are INEPT!

I had a bullet point (haha pun intended) in the list, but removed it out of respect for what just happened with Alec Baldwin shooting a couple people on the set of ‘Rust.’ (I don’t know how two people get shot from one bullet, but we’ll see how this turns out.)

Before you jump down my throat and say I’m a gun toting conservative (I’m not), even Bill Maher owns a gun for self protection. And he’s about as Leftist and liberal as one gets (oh, but he’s Swiss and Canadian, so there’s that). Ha! I kid the Canadians, they’re alright in my book (now that I know several really well).

Natural Immunity

I had the flu after returning from Ireland, Dec 22, 2019. It was a strange kind of quick-hitting thing.

To get over it, I followed a health action plan of naturopathic, homeopathic, herbs, teas, essential oils, and other natural remedies.

There was no public knowledge about C*VID then, and no test, but when my husband insisted I go to a Walk-In clinic, the doctor simply took my vitals (standard measurements), took my oxygen level reading and asked if I had been gasping for breath. She really didn’t think what I had warranted medication or was that serious, though I felt like I had knives poking me in my back and had never experienced that simply from coughing before.

After that doctor visit, I went straight to our little family owned pharmacy and bought a digital pulse oximeter. (Remember the article I wrote about that? If not, here it is.) I’ve used it several times since to ensure I am staying in the very high 90s (97-99% oxygenated range).

I also beefed up our supplement cabinet with specific products that are known immune system boosters. I am stocked up on herbal teas, vitamins, protein powders, sprouted flaxseeds (thanks to Green Smoothie Girl), and of course, the redox signaling liquid molecules we have taken daily for years.

Maybe what has been going around has been worse than what I had in 2019, I won’t make light of C*VID or deny there’s a virus. But if only a fraction of what I have heard and read is true about the treatment plans hospitals put people through, including vent and Remdesivir, I’ll stay home (Thank God for delivery services) and write blogs and songs. Thank you.

Speaking of songs, here’s the song my hubby and I wrote to honor my first friend, and all first friends everywhere who give their lives helping others.

https://www.n1m.com/richardmurrey/song/1009302-first-friends

What we can do

Judy Mikovitz will one day be heralded as a hero, just as Rand Paul has now been proven right, that Fauci lied.

Be open to learning from many different authoritative sources, such as https://childrenshealthdefense.org

And this incredible news team: https://thehighwire.com/videos/episode-238-american-exodus/

Consider ALL sides of each story and expand your mind. This will help your mind ask different questions and improve your analytical abilities.

I like to find scientists like Judy Mikovits, who have been purposefully maligned (because their work or findings differed from some “higher ups.”) But the truth shall set the captives free.

I have a feeling that Judy will one day be heralded as a hero to bringing many things to light, just as Rand Paul has now been proven right, that Fauci lied.

Time will tell.

UPDATE 11-5-21 Gain of Function

Gain of Function research

If you are suffering, reach out to the America’s Frontline Doctors for telemed help.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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The house that Sheila built

House of lives

The house that Sheila built is not a house in the physical sense, but a house of Connected Persons. Persons who are Connected to me spiritually and soulfully. These are people who are of the utmost importance to me. The VIPs of my life!

Perhaps this is a sort of moral inventory I am making here, but as a store has inventory, my “house” is made up of all the dear people I have had the immense pleasure to know (and have known). As an only child, I am humbled and surprised at the number of incredible people who have and continue to walk the road of life with me. Hmm, what a thought!

Husband

I’ve heard it said that as we age friendship with our spouse, or significant other, is more important than physical attraction (or sex). I agree.

If you are lucky enough to meet and marry your soulmate, then there’s that. And it’s really beautiful if you can bring as much happiness to this person as you do for yourself.

My husband, Richard, is truly my soulmate and “love of my life.” ❤️🙏😘

My first two marriages ended badly, and while I learned life lessons from both relationships, I regret the hurt and pain. I can’t turn back time. And for my part, and yes, each person owns some of the responsibility of failing in those situations (no one is really better than another when it comes right down to it), but for some, that takes years to see. Thus, I am sorry. I thought I did my best, but we can’t see what we can’t SEE.

Children and grandchildren

It takes children to make grandchildren. Thus, it seems I should speak of my own children next, but no. Reason being, I wasn’t as soulfully “aware” of the profound Connection I had to my children when they were young.

So, let me tell you about the deep soul Connection I have with my eldest granddaughter, Jennifer Ann. My relationship with her best represents how nuanced and intricately interlaced ALL of our Connections are (though for the most part, unacknowledged).

My story with Jennifer goes back 10 years…

I was working in Boca Raton, Florida. I still remember taking my cell phone outside and walking up and down the hall while breathing with my daughter while she was in labor with Jennifer. I missed Jennifer’s actual birth, but treasure my memories of helping my daughter with her childbirth breathwork (it turned out that Jennifer had to be born via C-section anyway).

Anyway, as soon as I could, I took a few days off and flew to New Hampshire, so I could comfort my daughter and meet my new granddaughter. Oh, she was an indescribable JOY to hold!

Throughout my visit, I observed (and felt) the spiritual Connection between Jennifer and myself. I explained the experience in my book as follows:

When I held Jennifer, I felt an immense resonance – truly representative of “Unconditional Love and LIMITLESS Source Energy.”

I spoke these words to Jennifer, “I know who you are. You are pure positive Source Energy”, and at the precise moment the word “energy” left my lips, Jennifer whipped her head around – so much so that it surprised me – and looked me straight in the eye! The look she gave me as our eyes met seemed to ask, “How did you know”?

Excerpt from:
Murrey, Sheila. “Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!” Apple Books.
This material may be protected by copyright.

Next, when my twin granddaughters were born, I flew to New Hampshire again, but this time I had to challenge myself to drive in the snow and ice over an hour from the airport to the hospital. I’d do it all over again though, as to stay in the hospital with my daughter and her girls the first 3 days of their lives was a priceless experience!

While holding my twin granddaughters those first days, I felt the nearly indescribable love and soul Connection with each of them that I’d felt (and continue to feel), with Jennifer.

At the end of one of my visits, I had instinctively swirled my fingers towards both girls in an energetic spiral manner, and both Jaclyn and Jewel had loved it.

On a subsequent visit, one of the twins, Jewel, had began twisting and twirling a lock of her hair. At that moment, however subconsciously, Integrated Spiral was birthed in me.

I didn’t acknowledge or realize my previous spiral energy actions had made any influence on the girls until Jewel began twirling her hair.

I thought about the times when my two children were babies and my dad had swirled his finger towards their bellies and said, “bory bory” (we still don’t know why or what it means), and they would coo! Children are sooo easily mesmerized!

Coming back around full circle to my children, I love my daughter and son dearly. I cannot imagine who I’d be, or even if I would still be alive at this point, had they not come into my life when they did. I grew up in multitudinous ways with them. ❤️

Extended family

We don’t pick these folks, but love them or not, they can teach you invaluable life lessons if you are open to receive. So, judge not.

We all seem to switch places as the years go on, and you really don’t know who will come through for you when you least expect it and need them most.

Mentors

I’ve written a previous blog (here), some years ago about the exquisite mentors I have had the privilege to know, work for, and befriend. I do not believe I could have progressed in my life and career without their brilliant advice, support, and friendship.

Everyone should have a mentor and in turn, mentor someone. It is a rich relationship, that reaps lifelong benefits, well beyond money. A mentor can bring balance and stability, by bringing new awareness and offering you different perspectives.

Often the old saying is true, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

Friends

When I was young, I always befriended those who were not immediately accepted by others.

I have always stood up for the underdog. And I have been bullied for it.

When the first black family moved to our town, I befriended the children. They were sooo friendly and we got along famously!

I went home and mentioned to my folks how much I enjoyed their company and my mom was fine with me inviting them over, then my dad said, “you can be friends, but nothing more (like dating).”

It was the first I knew of racism, and it really perplexed and bewildered me! I felt the pain of conflicted thoughts, emotionally.

Thankfully, dad changed many of his views before he left this earth, but the memory of that emotional hurt still lingers. My mom was much more open to discussing race with me because of our native American ancestry. (I am of mixed ethnicity.)

Though my complexion is light, I consider ALL my brothers and sisters. It is also why I wrote this:

“Dancing with the Energy,

In the pinpoint center of the spiral,

She came alone with no siblings.

But as she unwound herself, the spiral emerged.

Then, she harmonized with many, and THEY became her siblings.” ❤️🦋🌀

To this day, I hold my true friends near and dear to my heart. I love that my circle of friends include beautiful hearts and souls of every race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc.

Sheila’s poem, “Dancing with the Energy” – screen capture from her Clubhouse bio.

I choose friends based on their heart, and the soul Connection I feel when I am with them (even if only by voice).

Yes, interestingly, some of my dearest friends I haven’t even met in person. We’ve only met by phone on Clubhouse or on Zoom. Soul Connections do not rely on the physical. Isn’t that intriguing?

Colleagues

After having spent 30 plus years in Information Technology, I have gotten to know and spent many days, weeks, months, and years working with many excellent colleagues. And I do mean, excellent people. I am thrilled to have formed lasting friendships with several.

Many continue to Connect with me (even if initiated for a reference—but always to chat about a bit more than superficial things). I am always happy to hear from them. Giving out professional references is one way I can “give back” in honor of the help and advice my mentors always graciously gave me.

In particular, I want to thank the many “scary smart” folks I had the pleasure of getting to know, and working with at:

  • The Veterans Administration on the VETSNET team (4 years, 4 months) of employees and contractors from Liberty, Booz Allen Hamilton, Halfaker, and others, while employed by Advanced Systems Design (ASD).
  • Emerson Process Management (3 years)
  • Jabil Circuit
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Walt Disney World, Parks & Resorts Operations
  • Campus Management
  • Florida Virtual School
  • US Air Force Space Wing (2)
  • NASA, Space Gateway Support, and InDyne Inc. at Kennedy Space Center (5)
  • Lone Star College
  • OnSource Consulting, Inc.
  • Ellucian (4)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (10)

Acquaintances

Smile. Be nice or at least kind to everyone you meet. You really never know when or where people will pop back into your life.

I have had some people show back up in my life (from seemingly unimportant encounters), that have utterly astonished me. People coming back into my life that proved to me that metaphysical, magic or supernatural powers are indeed at work—often. There’s simply been too many bizarre and uncanny incredibly timed encounters for me to simply chalk these kinds of experiences up as “coincidences.”

In closing

I believe (because I’ve witnessed it), that everyone moves along at differing rates of speed. And thinking that thought helps me when I don’t understand another’s perspective. As well, my mantra of Everything Resolves to Gratitude helps me a lot too!

I choose to hang with uplifting souls to help mySelf! It simply FEELS great! ❤️🦋🌀〰️

The more things change, the more they seem to circle back (and stay the same).

So, I would like to offer the main intention I bring into each relationship, and yes, at the start of each day and in any difficult moment:

To offer a way to open your mind to receive the Connected nature of it ALL.

Excerpt from:
Murrey, Sheila. “Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!” Apple Books.
This material may be protected by copyright.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself


How many times has your concept of God changed?

Contemplating the many different concepts of God I’ve held…

I doubt I am the only person to change their mind (at least once), of who and what God is.

Thus, I pose this question to you?

Who or what is God?

If you have read any of my previous posts about God, Omniscience, Jesus, and such, you know the name I use most for God (other than God), is Omniscience. That is because of the glimpses I have seen and lessons I’ve learned from my loved ones who live on the Other Side (of The Veil), or Grand Beyond.

How many times has your concept of God changed?

As I work to complete my 4th book, I get into these kinds of moods, or deep contemplations. And this time, I wanted to ask your thoughts, insomuch as you may be willing to share.

Interconnectedness

We have been so caught up in being independent individuals that we have forgotten the vital importance of being interdependent cosmic beings co-creating an interconnected cosmos.

Read more at:

https://fractalenlightenment.com/34593/life/god-hacking-blurring-the-line-between-humanity-and-immortality

My posts about God

https://sheilamurrey.net/2021/08/15/how-does-one-go-about-being-jesus/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2021/06/26/from-goosebumps-to-godbumps/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2021/05/10/everything-resolves-to-gratitude/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2021/03/19/pondering-a-day-in-jesus-life-if-he-walked-the-earth-now/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2021/01/24/be-jesus/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2020/12/11/do-you-think-jesus-was-a-shaman/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2020/10/11/is-god-real/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2020/05/31/the-truth-lies-somewhere-in-between/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2019/08/23/about-omniscience/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2016/05/01/limitless-god/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2015/12/27/continuing-thoughts-on-our-limitless-creator-source-god-divine-infinite-intelligence-etc/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2015/07/11/fasting-again-more-insights-and-synchronicities/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2014/01/19/why-do-i-censor-or-limit-myself-god-is-just-be/

https://sheilamurrey.net/2013/03/10/spiritual-insights-during-40-day-juice-fast/

EGO = Edging God Out

Whenever you feel the need to be right, that’s your personal Ego—Edging God Out.

Yet, there’s multitudinous perspectives!

God is LIMITLESS unconditional LOVE!

Feel that. Breathe and really FEEL that.

❤️🦋🌀〰️

I don’t have to be right.

But, I can always (ALL ways) feel good.

I am an extractor of knowledge, juicing and synthesizing the best information from all religions, philosophies, and practices the world over to help you live the best life ever!

God is Everywhere

God is Everywhere… Creation changes every day. We change, growing or decaying every day. Flowers grow, bloom, wilt, fall, and decay. We get the circle of life, don’t we?

Everything changes.

Everyone is supported and no one is alone, but we can choose to cut ourselves off from God (just as Adam and Eve tried to hide from God in the Garden of Eden–but it was impossible to do so).

God is Everywhere and is expressing gifts through you (whether you know it or not)!

God is being it, pulsing it, Energy. And most of us are consciously closed off to God. But sometimes we open and allow God’s Energy to express a small, tiny amount through, like a pin prick to an enormous sheet or covering. When we do that, ALL of Heaven rejoices!

Consider expanding your view of God today. It actually does seem like something Jesus would do.

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. OM

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

Do you seem to feel emotion more than other people you know?

Is it in your nature to cry easily?

Is it in your nature to feel overwhelmed often?

Do you find yourself pulled into other people’s drama?

Do you harbor hidden resentment that you seem to have to struggle in life more than those around you?

Do you get irritated often?

Do you care about others more than you care about yourself? (Such as a care giver, codependent, or enabler.)

Do you care more about others than they seem to care about themselves? (Such as loving someone who seems hell bent on self destruction.)

You may be a highly sensitive person, or an empath.

Throughout my life, I have been one to “take things personally.” I’ve learned I do that because I am a highly sensitive person (HSP) and an old soul!

Empaths tend to feel others pain, frustration, or negativity. Empaths often sense things deeply.

Do you find it difficult to set boundaries? Or stay strong in the midst of your so carefully constructed boundaries being trampled?

Why is it that when a Giver decides it is time to TAKE (or simply be bold and stand up for themselves), that a Taker gets mad?

My friend, Michelle Howe, runs a group called Empath Evolution, where we look at many of these topics, and grow together.

Connect with those of this encouraging and empowering Empath Evolution here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empathevolution/?ref=share

Empaths can build their resiliency. Growth and progress is possible. ❤️🦋🌀〰️🔥🙏☯️

When a Giver takes, why does a Taker get mad?

Reach out. Many of us have been where you are in your growth progress. We can help each other.

Many blessings to you in ALL ways.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Faeries

One weekend in 2017, a friend and I attended a Fairy Faire at Spirit University in Sarasota, Florida. I’m drawn to the unusual, yet I had never gone to an event quite like this before.

Spirit University held the event both inside their building and outside, with a roped off area. Inside, there were about 12 psychics offering readings. And outside, there were two food trucks, and about 10 vendors selling various things. It was a spritely time. 🧚‍♀️

There were only 3 musicians playing music throughout the day outside.

Their emcee introduced a variety of speakers. Each speaker talked for 15-20 minutes on spiritual topics. A friend, John Springer, spoke about the faerie realm and passed around photo albums of the many pictures he had taken of the places where faeries might live, in the woodlands and forests. I was enthralled!

It was $3 to get in the door and they put a paper wrist band on us so we could go in/out of the building. Readings were done upstairs, just the way they used to do it at another venue I’d attended in the past.

My mother had recently passed and I had hoped to hear something reassuring from her. But I didn’t set any particular expectations.

What happened next, quickened my heartbeat and stunned me to my core.

Just as I sat down with my reader to begin the reading, I could hear a distinct change in the music that was wafting in from outside. It was Celtic music! This went on during the whole time of my reading!

By the time we’d finished and I made my way back downstairs and outside, the Celtic music had stopped. It was sooo surreal.

I don’t remember a lot of the words from the reading (though I did record it). I did Connect with the reader and felt she was “onto something.” But I will never forget the Feeling of Presence. Perhaps it was my mom directing the Irish music, or my ancestors. I don’t know, nor does it matter. What matters most, is that I felt totally supported.

Everything I learned from attending this Fairy Faire, influenced what would come next in my life, such as my decision to go on a Sacred Celtic Journey. As well, the knowingness I gleaned continues to inform the work that I do within the transformative program of: Integrated Spiral™

John Springer crossed over to the Grand Beyond recently, and I pulled out my notes to write this article, in both memory of him, and to honor the faeries.

The feeling of opening I felt while listening to John speak so lovingly and graciously about the faerie realm, really made an impression on me. John taught me to place crystals, shiny buttons, or other small pretty things, outside for the faeries. Sprites love shiny things.

I learned if you take something from an area, such as a small rock or stone, you leave something for the fairies.

While I have always loved animals, it has taken me much longer to appreciate insects, birds, trees, and forests. And that’s okay, because I appreciate them, Now.

If you look closely, you may see a sprite (faerie) or two, atop the yellow flowers I’m standing near at Glastonbury, England. (2019)

When I planted a fig tree on the property in Hollister, Florida (where we lived Off Grid for 17 months), I placed many crystals and a few broken pieces of jewelry, in a circle around the tree, as gifts to the sprites. And a wink to my teachers.

Note to self: While we were on our Sacred Celtic Journey, friends, John and Carol told me about the John Van Aucken book on fairies gnomes and elementals. I have yet to read it, but it’s on my list! ❤️🦋🌀〰️

Sometimes, when I wake in the wee hours of the morning, I remember that Celtic music… 🎼 🎶 🎵 I remember and listen. I imagine I’m back in Ireland, England, and Scotland. I feel for my roots. I imagine my family. The generations before. I smile. I cry. I give thanks for magic and mystery. I feel all is well. Even when appearances may want to suggest otherwise. I know much is not what it seems.

The faeries have taught me that.

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. 

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

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How I keep my memory working well

Because Alzheimer’s runs in one side of my family, three of my family members died with or of it, I do all I can to prevent it.

My list

  • I study, research, and try a multitude of natural supplements and herbs
  • Do Pilates, Yoga, and Qigong, daily
  • I meditate, daily
  • I also practice mindfulness
  • I read a lot about Epigenetics
  • We take a liquid redox signaling molecule product, daily. The only one that’s patented
  • Breathe deeply and release stressful thoughts throughout each day
  • I hydrate with distilled water, unsweetened tea, coconut water, golden milk and more
  • I take supplements that improve my hydration (such as Hydrate from Primal Life Organics)
  • Take herbal supplements (non THC CBD oil)
  • Sing, dance, and move to music
  • Challenge my brain by troubleshooting issues and playing brain enhancing games
  • Pay attention when talking with others and employ Active Listening skills
  • Move my body to move the breath throughout my body
  • Do fascia blasting at least twice a week, even on my scalp
  • Use red light therapy
  • Do acupressure on myself each night
  • Do Yamuna body rolling
  • Cook healthy whole (not processed) foods
  • Eat plenty of green veggies
  • I laugh a lot—and try to not take myself sooo seriously
  • I use Essential oils
You don’t have to lose your memory.

Details

I started using Young Living essential oils many years ago. Then I experimented with other brands, only buying the blends I loved most from Young Living.

I have the Essential Oils Desk Reference 3rd Edition by D. Gary Young and Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart. Both do an excellent job (like an encyclopedia of the oils), and why we must get our oils from the most reputable and pure sources (due to solvents used, etc.) when the oils are distilled.

I recently referenced these books when I misquoted something about Frankincense on a Facebook Live video.

There really is a vast amount of information to be learned about the oils.

I took a class from DoTerra, and love how they promote education. After that class, I had one of the most important visits with my mother (weeks before she passed away), when I annointed her with the oils and performed AromaTouch on her feet. It was on Easter 2017, and I am forever grateful that I’d learned to do this technique and then took my oils when I went to visit.

I have experienced deep healing from Raindrop Therapy from a massage therapist using a combination of oils. If someone wants to save money on these, consider the ways you will use the oils. Scenting a room or cleaning? Less expensive brands will work. Putting on your body or ingesting, only use therapeutic / food grade oils that have been tested for quality.

NOTE: A person near and dear to me called to thank me for telling him about Kratom tea and Hemp CBD oil! He said he is now released from a 17 year addiction to opioids!! Said he doesn’t even need to smoke pot anymore!!!

I drank Kratom for a few months and found it quite energizing! However, it also led me to experience hives, so I had to give it up. If you’re not sensitive to it, Kratom may be something you’ll want to try.

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. 

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Times I nearly died

Ran over

Was run over by dad’s car when I was a toddler!

Yes, I was playing in the driveway and the car rolled over me, while mom watched in horror from the porch. She said I ducked as the “pumpkin” of the car went over my head. Mom said dad turned white as a sheet! I didn’t get a scratch.

Almost fell out of a moving car

Another car incident happened when mom set the clothes basket between her and I. I think she was tired or annoyed with me over something.

I opened the car door and nearly fell out! but mom was quickly able to reach over and grab my winter coat, which saved me! When she retold that story, she said she’d been upset with me and put the basket in between us! She never did that again.

Forced field landing

In the late 1980s, I had began working for a very prestigious private aeronautical university. One of our instructor pilots, offered to let me ride along while she took a student pilot on a “prog check,” which is a progress check on their flying. Flight students go through a lot of these kinds of “checks” during their years of training.

Anyway, on this particular prog check, we all wore headsets (and this is key), and the student puts the plane through a series of maneuvers. At one point during our flight, I heard my friend ask the student to sight a field large enough to land because we had lost an engine.

The student found a field and the instructor, my friend, said it was appropriate. I was beginning to sweat.

When my friend announced that we had lost our second engine, and that the student was to start his steps to initiate a forced field landing, I literally said my prayers, and thanks for all my family, children, etc.

My first granddaughter and I holding hands

Something in that moment told me to lift one side of my headset though.

Thankfully, what I heard shocked and surprised me! The plane’s engines were running!!

And that’s the story I always tell to new hires or those that I train on a job, to make sure WE personally check our projects progress, before we panic and believe some external indication that there’s a problem. Usually, there’s no real problem, it’s only one perception.

I’m sure glad we actually didn’t have to land that plane in a field though!

Funny what we think about when we think we might die. ❤️🦋🌀〰️🔥🙏☯️

Spinning out

When my daughter was 16 or so, I had let her drive us back from Orlando on I-4 in Florida. It was raining and the tires on my car were nearing time to be replaced. She was going about 70mph and had the cruise control on.

Seemingly, for no reason, the car started to spin out of control! We literally turned 360 degrees, in the middle of the highway!

We ended up inches from a tree on the side of the road. My daughter was overcome with emotion when she looked over and saw I had not had my seatbelt on. And I felt like it was a miracle we had not hit the tree. We were able to get back on the road and I drove us home. But we learned never to drive using the cruise control when it’s raining!

Flu in 2005

The summer of 2005, I was sooo sick that my husband insisted on taking me to the Emergency Room (ER) of our local hospital. It was there that the two nurses who attended to me told me, “You can’t get the flu in the summer.” But, I tell you, I had the worst flu I had ever had in my life!

I felt so bad, I thought I would die! I coughed so hard and so much, I peed blood, and was given an antibiotic for a urinary tract infection (UTI), though I had no other symptoms of that (and I have had plenty in my life to know what they feel like.

I detail all of this in my book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Flu in 2019

Just after arriving home from Ireland, December 19, 2019, I experienced some weird kind of flu.

My husband teased me a bit, that I had picked up some sickness from that neolithic tomb I had been in! Ugh. (But he really did take good nursing care of me while I was ill.)

I carried a fever for a whole weekend and couldn’t taste my food. But because I do Qigong and Breathwork, I never felt I had to gasp for air.

My back hurt from whatever coughing I had done though, and that was different for me. That was the part I thought was strange about the whole situation.

A friend, who’s now an herbalist, brought me over her special blend of tea. I was to steep it in a boiling pot of water, drape a towel over my head and stand over the pot, head hanging over, to inhale the vapor. I’m sure grateful for caring friends! (If you haven’t yet, now is a good time to build strong relationships!)

I also took Mullein (which is excellent to ease coughs, and people don’t talk about it enough!), vitamin C, and zinc. And drank my water from a copper mug. I rinsed my nostrils and sinuses out daily with a bit of buffered salt and neti pot. And I doubled up on the redox molecules we take.

Something worked, because within about 10 days began feeling better. I can’t tell you what I had or my process, as the doc (yes, I eventually got checked at a walk-in clinic), never tested me, and the public didn’t know about Coronavirus at that time.

Suffice to say, our cabinets are stocked, and have been all through 2020-2021, but gratefully acknowledging we have been fine.

I often wonder about that old saying, “When your time is up, it’s up”!

Many blessings to you in ALL ways. 

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

On Empathy and being an Empath

As a highly sensitive person and empath, I experience the feelings of others.

I love to find new ways to think and feel that help me keep my heart open to others (and my ego in check. Meaning maintaining a healthy ego—not being egotistical). ❤️😉

On empathy and being an Empath

The Power of Like and Connection

A friend of mine, Michelle Howe, runs Empath Evolution. I highly recommend her and her work.

About Empathy, Michelle writes, “The POWER of LIKE…….. is really the power of connection…. it’s not about how much you know…. or, what you look like….. or, how much money you make…. It’s the power to put others at ease within conversation and CONNECT to FEEL GOOD with one another.

It’s so interesting….. In making my decisions, this one little thing overrules the rest of the stuff. I have to really enjoy someone which, means our energies compliment one another…….
You know it immediately… it’s like a soft pillow.”

And my reply was:
I love that! And now I feel even better about myself as I have often been told (in my tech career), that I easily put others at ease. ❤️🦋🌀😉

Speaking of Power

After watching the story of how Sly Stallone got his movie, Rocky, made—I made the following observations:

Sometimes we do things (things of which, we may not be so proud), but all of it had to happen, just the way it did, for us to build our character, and allow us to have compassion and empathy for others. For when we walk empathically on the Earth, we can be real and genuine. And then, when we make it to what most perceive as “the top,” we carry ourselves with grace, and easily off grace to others.

I can only speak for me, but I think keeping my ego in balance, taking responsibility for all of my thoughts, words, and deeds, using natural health solutions, and staying grounded, are all major reasons I am drawn to Shamanism.

Empaths and Boundaries

I wholly agree with Sadee Whip.

Sadee says, “I often hear people who identify as empaths talk about how overwhelmed they get, how much they take on the energy of others, how hard it can be feeling so much of what is going on around them, etc.

My dears, what you are actually identifying is not the burden of being an empath, but the imbalance you are experiencing at the lack of your own developed warrior energy.

Warrior energy is an ability to use healthy anger and righteousness to set boundaries, say “no”, and properly protect and defend oneself.

If you are experiencing problems being an empath, seek to bring about balance and wholeness within yourself.

  • This means use your voice.
  • Say no.
  • Tell people they are full of shit when they are.
  • Don’t let others walk all over you.
  • Don’t let others disrespect you.
  • Don’t give of yourself until you are depleted.
  • Ask for what you need.
  • Accept responsibility for your circumstances.

Being an empath, I promise you, is not actually the problem.

Learning to be open and not bleed out is an art. One worth practicing. Focus on your warrior energy and bring that into balance with the empath energy and you will find both peace and power.”

And to this question:
How does this work for healers – mental health therapists, social workers, teachers, etc? I can only say no and set boundaries to an extent in my daily life. My entire day involves saying yes to walking with others through their trauma and pain.

My friend, Andrea, shared her answer:
It’s more about people letting others energies in. Picture your own personal energy space surrounding you about three feet out, with a pink cord from your heart out to others. We stayed connected to others by the pink heart cord, but we don’t let others energies into our personal, self contained space- unless we want to.

This practice is one people can learn to keep others energies from affecting them, draining their energy and so forth. One can do energy clearing every day, from head to toe, visualizing a silver waterfall (and if you do this while showering it can be even more effective, as water is extremely energetically and physically cleansing). And then you can visualize your body surrounded by white or gold light. You can also visualize the violet flame inside your chakras too. This burns off all residual energies of others. (Many thanks to Andrea for this recommended practice!) You can read more at: Andrea’s Personal Blog.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself