Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thank You 2014, Hello 2015!







2014 has most certainly been a year of healing, growth, transformation, trust and miracles not only for myself but for many clients, family and friends. At the close of each year, I love to review the past year's challenges, celebrations, and accomplishments of that year. I also make a point of taking inner and outer inventory to see what I am ready to release before the new year begins.

I always hold a releasing ceremony and thank spirit for the past opportunities for personal growth, I then surrender and cut the emotional cords to these challenges and life lessons. 

Now for the good stuff :-) Writing down my intentions for the new year. Sometimes I create a Vision Board so I can picture in my mind's eye my goals more easily. I make sure to write down my yearly intentions in my journal. It is extremely important to write down your intentions so that you give life (energy) to your goals. You are actually creating a focal point for your desired intentions to manifest into fruition. It is like a homing device for your goals. This really does work...trust me. 

I have been called the Queen of Manifestations. There really is no secret to my success other than hard work, laser focus and a whole lot of surrendering. I do have a secret weapon that I share with all who are willing to listen to my praises of this amazing tool. Drum roll please...It is Leonie Dawson's yearly "Create Your Shining Year". I cannot say enough about this workbook! It keeps you motivated, inspired and on track with your own personal goals for the year. I have ordered a few extras for friends and family. Here is a link be sure to check it out! Leonie's Workbook



A Gift From Me To You - I have charged the symbol below with unconditional love, abundance and Reiki energy. To receive the energy, place your left palm over the symbol and state the following affirmation - I allow myself to receive the limitless love, joy, excellent health, trust and abundance that the Universe has to offer. I will share my light and love with the Universe and will trust in my soul's journey here on planet Earth. So be it, so it is!






I am most certainly grateful for 2014, for it has been a beautiful year even with it's highs and lows. I am even more grateful for 2015 with all it's fresh canvases that are waiting to be painted with new beginnings and do-overs.

Here's to 2015! May it be a year of hope, joy, excellent health, love, faith, abundance and healthy personal transformation and empowerment! 

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco







Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Top 10 Questions People Ask Professional Psychics

I have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions of professional psychics, well the ones we are asked here at The Moon along with our responses. Some question, I smile and chuckle and some are serious concerns of our clients.

1. If you are so psychic, what are the lottery numbers? This one of the most asked question! Trust me, if I had the answer, I would be a multi multi millionaire. Winning the Lottery is not in everyone's cards :D There are many other opportunities for abundance that spirit has mapped out for us. I will admit that sometimes I do hear that little voice say "Buy a scratch off or play the Lotto" and do win some money but nothing substantial. My psychic gifts have been given to me to help people heal, grow, empower themselves and to recognize their potential and gifts. My abundance will come to me as I share my gifts with the world at the same time as I heal and raise my vibration. Not everyone's Lotto success is through the Lotto.

2. What do you see around me or what are you picking up psychically? I do not read
people outside of my sacred space. My gifts are not always "on" and I do take my profession seriously. There is a time and place for being in channel and it is not wise to walk around with yourself energetically wide open. I value my gift and feel most comfortable in a sacred space and state of being. This is not to say that I don't receive my own impressions of people's energy as I meet them. I may feel they are under stress but choose not to go into a session at the front desk of my store :)

3. I have had bad luck, do you think someone put a spell on me? 99.9% of the time when we are having a challenging time it is because our soul is moving through a huge growth spurt and spirit wants us to get moving by clearing up our energy, make some decisions and take action. Yes, it is possible that someone is not sending loving thoughts your way. In these instances it is important to not give your power away by living in fear as well as believing someone else has control over you. Clear yourself and your space by saging, meditating, create boundaries, wear or carry grounding stones such as hematite or black tourmaline and keep redirecting your thoughts and emotions to ones that empower and inspire you.

4. Why are you asking my name, you should know. This one always makes me smile. Sometimes I do get the name of the client. Psychically knowing my client's name is not the purpose of my gift. My gift is to help them see life from a different perspective, one that is empowering and helping them to grow and be a happier individual.

5. Do you think I am psychic? Yes! Everyone is psychic and has an internal psychic GPS. Everyone can fine tune and develop their psychic gifts. It is important for people to not compare their gifts with other people's gifts and how information comes in. I encourage everyone to take the time to develop their own gifts so they may know the best possible path for themselves as well as to know when their warning signs reveal themselves as well as when it is time to act upon an amazing opportunity.

6. Is my house haunted? This one we hear a lot as well. You may have activity in your home because you have asked to hear and feel spirit more. You may also be a kinetic medium, which is to have the ability to move physical items. If you feel your home or space is haunted then clear it with sage, prayers, keeping drama outside of your home, don't watch scary haunting shows (especially before bedtime) and not empower the idea of non-physical energy in your home.

7. Am I ever going to meet my soulmate? There are many types of soul mates and not all soul mates are a healthy match. Some do teach us boundaries and how to love ourselves through unhealthy experiences. I know there are wonderful potential partners out there for all of us. What is most important is for you to be your true, loving authentic self shine through to others. Continue to work on yourself and participate in activities that make your heart sing. We do attract to us those who are on the same energetic wavelength. Sometimes we grow apart from others because we are not on the same consciousness level (not good or bad or wrong) just different therefore the relationship may not work anymore. This also includes friendships, family members, romantic partners and co-workers. There is at least one divine partnership out there for everyone. Trust and let go of the process and most certainly don't lock yourself into one specific person. Allow others their free will and trust the process of spirit for spirit does know what is best for you.

8. I am so interested in metaphysics, where do I start? I am so excited so many are turning inward for healing, joy, and personal fulfillment through spirituality. My suggestions are to begin a meditation practice, read books on the subject, ask around for a mentor or teacher from someone you trust, take classes either in person or online (ask around), listen to your inner dialog and request for spirit to help you open up your gifts in a loving and harmonious manner so that you are comfortable with the process.

9. What's my spirit guide's name? While it is even more special for you to connect and find out your spirit guide's name on your own, I would be more than happy to bring information through all about your spirit guides. They then will share ways you can connect with them through meditation, journaling and your every day activities.

10. Why is it another reader told me something different and why didn't it come true? There are many good reasons why, and I believe this is an excellent question. The other reader may be tapping into a different place for their information, their interpretation of the information may be different than yours, your free will and choices may have changed the dynamics, other people's free wills may have changed as well, you may have been redirected by spirit because other possibilities have opened up and or you may not have allowed enough time to pass or you may not have followed their suggestions which will change the outcome.

There are many more questions that are asked of me and my co-workers that I will address in a future post. Please feel free to comment or ask some questions for a future posting.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie










Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My Gratitude List For Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I have decided to compile a list of things that I am grateful for. Some items on my list are the "usual" things people are grateful for and some things we all take for granted. 


Here is my list of what I am grateful for this year:

  • My loving family, my husband Jim and my two children, Jimmy and Nicole
  • The support of my family, my Mom, brother, my Aunt, cousin, and in-laws
  • The opportunity to have the freedom to do exactly what I love with my career and business
  • My staff- I absolutely love my staff. They are loving, kind, loyal and dedicated to helping others heal and grow
  • My health
  • The roof over my head that is also my sanctuary
  • Having a full refrigerator and cabinets full of nutritious food
  • Friends who have been there for me and loved me unconditionally
  • My pets that make me laugh and who also love me unconditionally
  • The new location of my main business which helped it double from last year
  • My struggles and challenges that I have been vehicles for personal transformation
  • My mentors who have assisted me to grow as an individual on a personal level as well as professional level
  • 2 new business ventures
  • Nicole my store manager who gives 110% every day
  • Reconnecting with a few old friends (well not OLD, people I have known a while and lost touch with)
  • Good teeth
  • A client base that has been with me throughout the years and has trusted me with their life paths through my counsel
  • My creative mind and the ideas thankfully that continue to flow to me and through me
  • Amazing and gifted healers that have energetically helped me keep my mind, body and spirit alive and well
  • The new friends I have made this year
  • A sense of humor where I can laugh at myself and with others
  • The fearlessness to sing out loud even though I may not have the best singing voice
  • The ability to channel my inner thoughts through writing
  • My new oracle deck The Mystical Moon Mandala
  • My new cd Awaken
  • Being a Thinker and a Doer
  • The long drives with my husband to find new treasures for the Moon - time well spent and cherished
  • The reviving of my partnership with Joanna with Sacred Journeys
  • Clients that continue to support my businesses
  • Skype, Google Hangouts and FaceTime for the opportunity to see friends, family and clients who are far away
  • Sunrises and sunsets
  • My spirit guides and helpers that keep me safe and on track
  • Friends and family who are lovingly truthful and non-judgmental
  • Coffee
  • My children who are lovely, well-adjusted (now adults) adults that I know will always do the right thing 
  • Alone time where I can collect my thoughts and check in with my Higher Self
  • Music
  • My Mac computer
  • My partnership with Crystal and Mariposas
  • Our product rep who has take Mariposas all over the country
  • A nail salon right next door
  • Crystals
  • Cameras for the ability to capture special moments
  • Soup
  • Renee and Kelly for their ability to create exactly what I am trying to convey through my "Psychic mind"
  • My online community where so much healing has taken place
  • Meditation
  • Books
  • Dreams
  • Technology
  • Animal spirit guides and messengers
  • Essential oils
  • A Starbucks 2 minutes away
  • Candles
  • Good listeners
  • Cool weather
  • The world wide web
  • The ocean
  • Hands free cell phone devices
  • Homemade cooking
  • My own intuition
  • Laughter
  • Pier 1
  • Sage
  • The opportunity to watch people transform from fear, sadness and hopelessness to personal empowerment, love and light
  • My favorite food…peanut butter
  • Spirit/God/All That Is/Oneness/The Light
So here is all I am grateful for Thanksgiving 2014. Please feel free to share with me your own list of Gratitude :)

Blessings, Light and Happy Thanksgiving,
Laurie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The 411 On Crystals According To Me :)

Without a doubt, crystals, tumbled and rough formations are the #1 selling products at +The Mystical Moon Thousands of crystals find new homes every month through the store. 
Crystals can assist with healing, abundance, protection, releasing energy, balancing your chakras and energy field, dissolving stress, increasing intuition, aligning one with healthy communication, and connecting with one's guides and higher self are just a few of the benefits you can achieve through crystal usage. 
Along with the request for crystals are questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about crystals as well as  the corresponding answers to these questions.

Question:
  • How do I select a crystal? 
  1. You can use your intuition by allowing yourself to be guided towards the "perfect" crystal for you. 
  2. You may read a book such as The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall 
  3. Research websites for crystal properties that may help you with your intentions. 
  4. Holding the crystal also helps you energetically tune into the crystal's vibration. 
  5. The use of a pendulum can help you make your decision. 
  6. You may also close your eyes and select your crystal by leaving the choice up to spirit.

  • How do you cleanse them?
  1. Sage them before and after each usage
  2. Place them in a crystal cleanse for at least 2 hours
  3. Hold your crystal under running water. Be sure your crystal is not going to dissolve. Selenite will dissolve under water.
  4. Hold your pendulum over your crystal to clean the energy.
  5. Bury your crystal in the earth will help clear and bring it back to a natural state.
    After I have cleansed my crystal, I then will charge it with my desired intention. 
    • Now what? My crystal is charged what should I do with it?
    1. Hold your crystal in your hand. Left is the receiving side, right is the sending side.
    2. Wear as jewelry
    3. Keep in your pocket, bra or around you neck in a pouch
    4. Put in a dish by your bed or in an area where you you prefer your daily meditation
    5. Lay the crystal on your body while laying down or use a band aid or headband to hold it in place
    6. Place the crystal on a distance healing alter on a picture or on a piece of paper with your name and birthdate
    • How often do you need to clear my crystals?
    1. It depends, the crystal may feel flat, break or become lost if you do not clear your crystal. Use your common sense and intuition. If you are going through a difficult time or the crystal doesn't feel the same, it is time to clear. 

    Are other people allowed to hold your crystals? 
    1. It really is a personal preference. I would probably not have someone use my crystal if I am using it for a personal intention. **Be sure to request permission before handling anyone else's crystal**
    Can you gift them? 
    1. Absolutely, and you may clear them and pass them on. When I select a crystal for another person, I ask my higher self for assistance. Usually I will "hear" the crystal volunteer to go a new home.
    Crystals are not only beautiful to look at, they feel good in your hand and are also excellent for shifting energy, bringing in energy and releasing energy. They have been used for centuries here on Mamma Earth by ancient civilizations as well as recent civilizations as energy amplifiers, etheric and physical tools as well as for magical purposes. The thing I love most about crystals is that there are limitless uses as well as infinite crystals to choose from. I honestly can say that I have never met a crystal that I didn't like :)

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie





    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Hesitation - Often A Blessing In Disguise

    The slight hesitation you experience when faced with decisions may not always be your resistance to change or not being a proactive participant in your life. I know for myself, many times the slight hesitation on my part was influenced by my Higher Self buying me time and or preventing me from my making a decision that would not benefit my own soul growth. 

    Yes, there are times when our hesitation is our own procrastination that causes us to repeat unhealthy patterns of stagnancy and self-sabotage. The only true way to know if you are not being assertive would be to truly know yourself. When we are able to identify our own "stuff" we are then able to trust that slight hesitation or influence from Higher Self. I am sure you have either thought or said out loud: "I am not sure why I am going to put this on hold, but I am." There is reason behind the delay. The possible reasoning could be:

    • You are about to make a mistake that will require a lot of back tracking
    • You are rushing the process
    • You are allowing yourself to be influenced by another where the decision would not be beneficial to you
    • More information needs to be gathered
    • Another option, Plan B might be right around the corner
    • The timing could be off by a day, week, month or year
    These are just a few of the possible reasons your Higher Self has put you on hold.
    The hesitation is one of the ways the Higher Self communicates to you. It is through your own intuition. In order for you to pause, you must be listening and tuning in to your spiritual helpers, for some of you, you probably did not think of the communication in this way. We are always guided even when we think we our helpers are out to lunch. In order for us to hear, see, know or feel the guidance; silence, meditation, inner reflection and knowing yourself are the necessary steps to develop your own intuition.

    So from now on, please do trust that slight hesitation, it most certainly could be a blessing in disguise.

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    P.S. I almost forgot to mention - The Mystical Moon Psychic Intuitive Phone Special!
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    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    You Don't Want To Miss Out - Pre-Register - Space Is Limited!


    This week I would like to make an announcement - Metaphysically Speaking will now be a weekly telecast where Nicole Sandhu and myself discuss all topics metaphysical, and answer email and call in questions from viewers. There is no entry fee for joining us!! 

    Simply Pre-Register with us each week and we will send you a link to join us. 
    We will be broadcasting every Monday 2pm-2:30pm Eastern.

    This week's topic is going to be all about "The Veil" - what it is, what it isn't and together we will share our insights on whether the veil is getting thinner or is this just a myth?

    We will be broadcasting through different media channels. How can you join us?
    You can:
    I am looking forward to connecting with all of you in the near future!

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Spirit - The Ultimate Event Coordinator

    Trusting everything will work itself out and fall into place beautifully is no easy feat.  Most of us are emotionally attached to the outcome of our endeavors and are watching for signs, symbols, and messages that may provide us with a glimpse of our possible desired outcome. 

    This week's channeled message is one of trust, faith and allowing your higher self, helpers, guides and ancestors to work their magic as you handle your personality self's fear, anxieties and emotions. 

    Your higher self wants you to know that you are a being of light here in the physical to learn for the evolution of your soul. Your soul is different than your personality here on Earth. The soul is multi-dimentional and has got this! Each and every difficulty that you encounter does have purpose. You may not be able to understand the why, what, where, who or how immediately but there is purpose for everything that happens in your life.

    What you do not always know is that there are solutions to the situations that trouble you. The Higher Self has created assistance in the form of coincidences, random events, and epiphanies that are lined up for you as long as you stay in touch with yourself through meditation, prayer, inner reflection, healing, learning, patience and being willing to take responsibility for your actions and inactions. 

    Each and every person has a path that has been mapped out before birth. There is an outline of this path that has a lot of wiggle room for free will choices. If at any time you are heading down a path that is not for your highest and best good, there will be a detour brought in, and trust me you will be re-routed to a path that is for your highest and best good. This does not mean there will not be difficulty and suffering. How can we know happiness if we have not experienced sadness or pain. 

    We all have life coordinators - our Higher Selves, Guides, Angels, Ancestors and the Universal All That Is. When difficulties arise, know that there is a solution just around the corner and do your best to trust the process. It may even help you to reflect on the times when you felt hopeless and all worked out beautifully. Some call this a gratitude journal, if you have not created one, I suggest you begin to put one together. A gratitude journal can help you buy some time as the great coordinator conjures up some help to get you to the next phase.

    The next suggestion is to resist the urge to become hopeless, negative and filled with fear. These 'things' are sure-fire distractions from the solutions and peace you seek. Once negativity sets in it slows down the progression process. You are actually adding time on to your suffering. There are many ways to get out of the dumps:

    • Saging
    • Spend time with positive people
    • Clear your space
    • Receive healings such as Reiki, massage or spiritual counseling
    • Light a candle or two to remind you to bring in the light
    • Have a releasing ceremony
    • Change your behavior
    • Count your blessings
    • Redirect your focus, recharge your batteries by taking a short break 
    • Carry some negativity absorbing crystals around with you to keep you positive

    Remember your soul is on a journey and everything that happens on this journey is purposeful for the evolution of your soul and there is always a solution waiting around the corner for you. We all know that our souls achieve the most growth through adversity and we are in control as to how long we stay in that difficult place. 

    When the path is dark and you do not see an end in sight, turn on your light and allow you light to guide you!

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Mystical Moon Psychics Translates a 6th Sense Into Advice and Guidance for Online Clients

    Here is our first big press release :) I am so honored to be able to provide clients with  confidential, honest and loving intuitive counselors.

    Mystical Moon Psychics website offers tarot, love, and astrology readings to clients worldwide in need of psychic advice.
    Fort Myers, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/10/2014 -- Providing clients with information based on their experience translating their 6th sense into common sense, Mystical Moon Psychics makes the paranormal accessible.  Readily tapping into the power of the paranormal the website is a go-to spot for those in search of psychic readings. Popular throughout the years to learn of future events and seek guidance for important decisions, those living in rural communities or places without a bevy of resources have been at a loss.  Now with the convenience of psychic readings online Mystical Moon Psychics comes to the forefront to offer services to a new clientele.
     
    Laurie Barraco, owner of Mystical Moon Psychics said of the online psychic service, “It’s widely known that searching for a reliable psychic can be a tough thing to do. But with the digital age trust issues have been soothed and convenience is optimum.  Using our site’s website chat features now our clients can have the assurance of privacy and the comfort of home while getting a reading.”
     
    Aside from privacy issues, Mystical Moon Psychics allows clients to ask questions and obtain answers without the embarrassment of meeting with the psychic personally.  Additionally, once a client finds a psychic that fits their personal style, they can settle in and raise that level of comfort all the more.  To that end, Mystical Moon Psychics provides a variety of professionals on their comprehensive website.
     
    For more information about future events visit http://mysticalmoonpsychics.com/.
     
    About Mystical Moon Psychics
    Mystical Moon Psychics is a website dedicated to offering the marketplace online psychic readings.  The company provides a variety of psychic professionals to serve a broad section of clientele.
     
    Contact:
    Laurie Barraco
    Owner
    info@themysticalmoon.com
    239 939-3339
     
    Website:
    http://mysticalmoonpsychics.com/


    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    10 Of My Favorite Things To Do With Candles

    I have been using candles to enhance my magical intentions for as long as I can remember. There is something so beautiful about gazing into the flame of a candle that has been charge, blessed and lit with the intention of moving and shifting energy in your life.

    Here are my top 10 favorite candle activities:

    1. When I know a chakra is out of balance, I often will burn the corresponding color to the chakra that needs a little TLC. Root - red, sacral - orange, solar plexus - yellow, heart - green/pink, throat - blue, 3rd eye - indigo, crown - white or gold.
    2. I anoint (rub with oil) my candles with oil to add extra oomph to my magic. The type of oil I use depends upon my intention. Ex. for peace - lavender, for money - cinnamon. Be sure to research any oil before using it on any candle for safety purposes.
    3. When I am clearing energy, I burn a black candle first to clear and absorb the negative influences and then burn a white one to bring in light and blessings.
    4. I write on the side of my candles with either a toothpick, pencil or inscribing tool to bring in more of a personal touch to my magic.
    5. I use the phases of the moon to help me either bring in or take away energy. After the Full Moon we are taking away energy. From the New Moon up to the Full Moon we are bringing in energy.
    6. I always make a point of keeping track of how long it takes to burn my candle. I then use the timing to determine how long it may take to manifest my intention. For example - if it took 3 hours to burn, then my results may take either 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months to manifest.
    7. I use the flame as a divination tool. I scry into the flame and allow the candle wax and flame to talk to me, guide me and teach me. This also includes reading the wax during and after the candle has burned. Often there are pictures or initials in the wax.
    8. When working in ceremony, I use 5 different candles to represent the 5 elements and directions. Yellow in the east /air, red in the south/fire, blue in the west/water, green in the north/earth and white in the center for spirit. The energy in the center is absolutely amazing and sacred…everyone must give this one a try!
    9. With every single candle I infuse my Reiki energy into it. I add the Reiki symbols to my candles which add that extra, extra pizzazz to them. If you have not yet received the Reiki II attunement, any power symbol would work such as an Ankh, the Star of David,  Pentagram or even a heart can enhance your magic.
    10. I sometimes invoke archangels, masters of light or ancient deities such as Isis or Lakshmi to help bring in the energy to assist with my magic. There are many different resources that you can refer to help you coordinate the proper colors, aromas, herbs etc. to help align you with the energy of the light being you would like to work with.
    I choose to only work with my own intentions. Often people will ask me to work a little magic for them. I am always careful to be sure free will boundaries are not crossed and that the intention is in alignment with the universal laws of morality and ethics. Never, ever, ever add someone to your magic without permission!!

    Candle magic does not take the place of being proactive in your life and taking the initiative to change your life where you know you are not happy or meeting your full potential. 

    I love using candles as a focus point and a great reminder of what my potential is and love how the element of fire helps me get the ball rolling in my life.

    Be sure to be careful and always make sure you are watching your candle flame :)

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    I Dare You! Are You Up For It?

    Are you up for my challenge? I challenge every single person who reads this Blog to make a conscious effort to not think or say a negative thought or word. Can you do it? 
    I think you can :) Negativity and complaining only lower our vibration, we all agree on this concept. May I ask, then why do we still complain, whine, gossip, or stir the pot? I understand that sometimes, we simply want to vent or commiserate with others to make ourselves feel better or to simply gain attention. When we do this, we are actually stealing energy from others as we dump and take the energy/life force from others. 

    When we do these things we not only harm ourselves but are harming the other person as well as our human collective, the animal and plant kingdom and our precious planet. Everything is energy. What we send out with our thoughts, emotions, words and actions is sent out and returns not only to us but also effects everything and everyone. We effect our weather, our illnesses, our collective soul lessons - everything!

    Are you up for the 24 Hour No-Negative Thoughts, Actions, Words and Deed Challenge? I am! I would love to hear your feedback as to how you did and what changed in your life.

    Ready, set, Go!!

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Save A Relationship or Two - Speak Up!

    Many misunderstandings occur when two people are in conversation and something is said by one of the parties that ruffles the other person's feathers. In that exact moment, the receiver of the message has the opportunity to clear the air by asking the question, "May I ask what you meant by that comment or statement?"  In the heat of the moment, you may not have had time to process what was said during the conversation. Afterwards some things may not be sitting well with one or both of the parties. The negative ego is now turned loose and most likely do it's "thing" causing the person to jump to unnecessary conclusions.

    *The photo to the right is angelite. Carry angelite with you to assist with clear and loving communication. It aligns you with your guides, angels and higher self.*

    Sometimes, what happens later is our mind or negative ego feeds on the past experience causing it to grow and become distorted. We may even take the experience a step further by asking others what they think the other person meant. We are now making the situation into a bigger situation by involving others who may not have been there to experience the tone as well as the back and forth discussion. Not only were they not there, but they are relying on the relay of information from only one of the parties. We now have a potential toxic situation that is now growing and becoming almost unrepairable because someone did not stop in the moment to ask the simple question, "What exactly do you mean by that statement? 

    The negative ego is an interesting challenger. It will activate our fears and make them real. It will embellish harmless situations and destroy relationships. As an intuitive counselor I hear about these scenarios all the time. To be honest, once the seed of doubt comes in and feelings are hurt, it is almost impossible to go back to the trusting, friendly and loving space you were once in with the relationship in question.

    My advice is to speak up, ask for more clarity in the moment, even if you are afraid to do so. You may been misinterpreting in the moment because of a limited belief or view on life. It is also quite possible that you received the message exactly how it was meant to be received which in that case, you still do not have to play the guessing game later on by asking for clarity DURING the conversation.

    If we, as a collective, were more proactive with our relationships we would not have to have so much disharmony and drama in our lives. Once you have had a taste of a drama-free life, you don't want to go back to unfulfilling and toxic relationships and lives. It is also quite possible that someone is misinterpreting you which in that case be aware of other's reactions when you are engaging in conversation. Be proactive and be sure they understand what you are trying to convey as a though form. If we listen and observe body language and conversation we will be better communicators and listeners. 

    Healthy relationships take two willing parties. Be proactive, be responsible and mean what you say and say what you mean. The more you take responsibility for your own interactions in your relationships, less challenging ones will be coming your way because you have mastered the art of clear and concise communication.

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Let's Talk Time Management - Don't Let Your Life Pass You By!

    Where the heck did the time go? 

    I simply do not have enough time in the day!

    Time is disappearing.

    I need more help.

    I am struggling to just keep up.

    I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day.

    Let's face it, you probably have uttered at least one of the previous statements. Well, I know for sure I have. We have too many irons in the fire and are spending most of our time just trying to catch up so that we don't completely drop the ball and are experiencing frustration, being overwhelmed and missing out on a whole lot of life. 

    As a society, we are so focused on the next big thing, what we still have to finish up or what is going to happen in the future that we are overlooking the beauty and joy in the present moment.

    Our journeys are not about the end result, the scenery can be absolutely breathtaking and most of us are not allowing ourselves the time to stop and take it all in. Even taking in the chaos and the disappointment helps add to our life experience. I know I say this often, but how can we know joy if we haven't known disappointment and dissatisfaction. 

    In my honest opinion, it is not important to figure out how we got to be such a rushed society that multitasks all day long. I too have been guilty of living a busy and hurried life. Many opportunities reveal themselves on a daily basis and I have several businesses that keep me busy. However, over the past few years I have been able to reorganize my thoughts, routines and priorities and have been able to create balance between career and personal life.

    We all have the same 24 hours in a day and in those 24 hours we can learn how to enjoy our lives as we delegate, organize, stick to schedules, use timers and learn how to say no.

    Here are some of my suggestions to help you take back your life or how to begin a new one:

    • Limit your time on social media! How many times do you check your Facebook or Twitter accounts? If you are working on a project, do your best to not log into any social media accounts. Set a timer as to how long you will allow yourself for the project that day and stick to the project at hand without any outside influences. 
    • Put the mobile device down. When you have a deadline or are involved in a job that requires your attention, put down the phone. You don't need to check your texts or emails all day long.
    • Speaking of emails, limit how many accounts you need and check email once or twice a day. 
    • Saying "no" will save you headache, heartache and possibly will save a relationship or two. If you graciously say no and someone does not understand then there is a lot more going on there and by saying no you brought some issues to the surface.
    • Make to-do lists daily that are reasonable as to what you can accomplish that day.
    • Schedule social dates with yourself and others and stick to them. Make time for play!
    • Delegate whenever and wherever possible.
    • Be willing to be flexible with your plans. Sometimes spirit has surprises in store for us when we are willing to follow spirit's lead and readjust our paths.
    • Reward yourself every time you have completed a job or to-do. Why not reward yourself? It makes the dedication and hard work worthwhile.
    • If you need to wake up 5,10 or even 25 minutes earlier so you are not rushed during the day.
    • Meditate, by adding meditation into your day you will be less stressed out and you will be able to go with the flow more easily. 
    • Put some of your ideas and projects on the shelf and revisit them in the future. 
    • Make lists of what is important and what can wait by priorities. By taking a look at your schedule you may be able to eliminate some things in your life that are really irrelevant at this time but you keep carrying on because you did not take the time to prioritize. 
    • No work-related activities at least 2 hours before bed. Allow your mind to shift into relaxation mode. This will help you keep healthier boundaries with yourself. 
    What is the rush? If you are rushed and hurried, is it because of the time restrictions you put upon yourself? If so, then guess who you may have to have a serious talk with? You got it, yourself. If you are missing out on your life, it may be time to shake things up, don't you agree? Give my suggestions a try. You may find yourself enjoying even the busyness of your life and you also might find extra time here and there in your day :)

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie

    P.S. My crystal bowl meditation - Awaken is an excellent way to cleanse and clear the mind, body and spirit. Simply click on the FREE Crystal Bowl Meditation - 5 Minute Meditation and listen to this in the morning and before bed and you will notice a shift in yourself immediately!


    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    How To Cope As An Empath In Our Society

    Every day I am blessed to witness many empaths reclaiming their personal space as well as their solar plexuses. They come to my center, The Mystical Moon to learn how to empower themselves and genuinely want to heal and embrace life to its' fullest.Empaths are highly sensitive people who feel, I mean really feel the environment around them. They pick up all emotions, sensations, energy imprints from people, places and objects. 

    Often empaths do not realize they are absorbing their surroundings until it is too late. They have already taken on others unhealthy emotions, possibly other people's habits as well as belief systems and perspectives.

    Can an empath survive in this world? Absolutely! Individuals that are super-sensitive to their environment can learn how to create healthier energetic boundaries as well as can begin to recognize when they are absorbing their environment 

    How do you know if you are an empath? Here are some easy to recognize the empathic signs:

    • You suddenly have a nauseous feeling after you meet someone or even walk into an unfamiliar space
    • You have solar plexus issues (sensitive digestion system, stomach aches, that sinking feeling in your stomach)
    • You are influenced by the moods of others
    • You are confused about your emotions
    • People often "dump" on you for no reason
    • You are often overwhelmed in large crowds causing you to withdraw socially
    • Sometimes you are depressed for no reason
    If this sounds familiar to you then chances are you are a person with strong empathic abilities. You can most certainly use your gift to be an indicator to when your environment, or a person, or even a certain location is not a healthy place for you. 

    Often empaths do not know they are absorbing other's feelings and pain until after the fact. Here are some suggestions to help you manage your gifts that will also help empower you:
    •  Wear deflecting crystals such as jet, black tourmaline, hematite, tiger's eye on your right side. By wearing or carrying these crystals they will project their energy outward, creating a shield of protection for you.
    • Take baths with sea salt or himalayan salt. Did you know you can bathe with himalayan salt? 
    • Learn to cover your solar plexus with your hands or arms. You may even use visualization to help you do so.
    • Sage yourself as well as your space often. 
    • Learn to pick up objects or to use your right hand when handling an object that you are not familiar with. The left hand receives, right sends out energy.
    • Hold your phone to your right ear. If you listen with your left side you may pick up the feelings of the person on the other line.
    • Learn how to say "no", "I don't have the time" or "I am unable to help you at this time."
    • Activate your spiritual protection - your guides, angels, the helpers that are non-physical. Ask them to protect you energetically.
    • Be sure to cut those emotional cords often. 
    • Receive healing treatments such as Reiki, massages, or any type of proactive healing treatment.
    • When you are feeling compromised, do not perform any energy, healing or psychic work. You are more likely to let your guard down and take away someone else's stuff.
    • Before you leave your home, pull your aura in a little closer to the body. You most certainly do not need to go out into the world wide open.
    • Using command phrases such as: Shields Up! or I invoke a bubble of pink and gold protection around me today. 
    • Use a visualization of mirrors being place around your aura facing outwards. This will help you deflect unwanted sensations.
    Many empaths are nurses, massage therapists, healers and teachers. They have nurturing and loving energy. By using some of these simple suggestions you most certainly do not have to hide from crowds. You will be able to mingle with your fellow man and woman and will be able to enjoy this amazing  planet and the beautiful souls who inhabit it. 

    Blessings and Light,
    Laurie