Thursday, March 31, 2016

Messages From The Animal Kingdom, What Are They Trying To Tell Us?

Has there been a particular animal, bird or insect that has made itself known to you frequently or has shown up just at the right time where you may have needed validation? There are reasons why we have animal sightings and they all have meanings behind them to provide us with wisdom and validation.

Common Animal/Bird/Insect Messengers

  • Hawk – Pay attention to everything that is going on in that exact moment, a teacher may be coming in for you, can also be a warning, need for quick reassessment
  • Eagle – Strong messenger, of Great Spirit, you are blessed, protected, and higher consciousness thoughts are available to you at this time
  • Cardinal – father/grandfather figure in spirit is revealing himself to you, strong, confidence, you are in mastery in an area of your life
  • Bluejay – mother/grandmother figure in spirit is coming through, soft feminine guidance, family oriented time
  • Dog – loyalty, protection
  • Cat – mystical, astral travel, time for play, independence
  • Spider – you are weaving a web connecting ideas together, all things are linking up together, storyteller
  • Ladybug – lucky time ahead, you have the Midas touch
  • Owl – wisdom, nighttime activities, time for education
  • Dragonfly – spirit is all around you, a time of validation of being on the right path for your evolution
  • Wolf – teacher, family support, they live in packs, be sure to surround yourself with like-minded people
  • Snake – time of change, shedding the skin of the old, kundalini energy, also beware of the sneaky influences around you
  • Butterflies – time of transformation – a beautiful one at that, a shift inside and outside
  • Doves – a peaceful time ahead, romance, companionship is just ahead
These are just a few of the messengers that you may come across in your daily life.  I suggest purchasing Ted Andrews’ Animal Speak to keep on hand as a reference guide as different animals come to you. Sometimes we do need signs in our every day lives from spirit to help us confirm that we are on the right path or to be aware of what may lie ahead.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Monday, March 28, 2016

10 Signs A Crossed Over Loved One Is Nearby

Our deceased loves ones often provide us with signs from the other side as validation that they still exist and are nearby. One of life’s most challenging events is when someone we care about crosses over to the other side. On the other side, they are busy in their non-physical form but aren’t too busy to let us know they are near and are assisting us to the best of their abilities.

10 Signs From The Other Side 
  1. You can smell their familiar scents such as: cigarette smoke, cologne, perfume, flowers and or food that are unique to them.
  2. You find coins with dates on them that correspond to either their birth year or the year they passed.
  3. License plates with their initials or numbers that have significance to you.
  4. Songs on the radio will play just at the right time when you need it.
  5. Lights flickering are often caused by a loved one who is nearby.
  6. Key words and or messages from other people are another way those on the other side relay their messages to us.
  7. Pets looking at “nothing”, barking, meowing or even licking the air are often visitors from the other side.
  8. Nature/wildlife birds, butterflies that come to visit you often are also signs that a loved one is near. Be sure to make a note of the frequent visitors.
  9. Number sequences on the clock, your register receipt total and or telephone numbers are ways your loved one can communicate with you.
  10. Visits in our dreams are not just coincidences. 9 times out of 10, they are real experiences in the astral.
From personal and professional experience, our deceased loved ones aren’t always available to give us signs they are near. Sometimes they are busy with their own soul growth on the other side. Due to this frequent occurrence, it is important to not jump to conclusions and assume that they are no longer near. Sometimes they are simply “busy” doing their thing.

Blessings and Light,

Laurie Barraco

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Demystifying Reiki - What It Is and Isn't

Reiki is a healing modality that is passed down from teacher to student through verbal and energetic lineage. There are 3 steps to learning how to facilitate the flow of the universal healing energy. There are a few misconceptions of what exactly Reiki is as a healing modality and what it isn't. Reiki is a soft, gentle and light-filled healing modality that everyone can benefit from. I often recommend a treatment as a follow up tony spiritual counseling sessions. Many people haven't heard or know exactly what Reiki is. 

A typical treatment is done on a massage table. The client is encouraged to lie down and relax on the table. The practitioner then will run healing energy (Reiki) through different hand positions over the client. The energy (light) goes to wherever the client needs the healing.

The transference of energy is spiritual, emotional, mental and physical in nature. I often will implement crystals, aromatherapy, a guided visual meditation, and or drumming during the session.

What You May Experience During of After a Reiki Treatment

  • Feeling less stressed
  • Pain alleviated
  • Closer spiritual connection to source
  • An alignment of the chakras
  • Release of emotional trauma
  • Healing of wounds, disease and discomfort
  • Better nighttime sleep
  • Less anxiety
  • Increased intuition
  • The ability to solve problems more easily
  • Mental clarity

What It Is
  • A gentle healing modality
  • An energetic transmission of the universal healing energy
  • The Universal Life Force Energy
  • Relaxing
  • An alternative method to healing that may be implemented with traditional types of healing

What It Isn’t
  • A guarantee to fix all of your ailments
  • An expensive healing modality – sessions typically will run $50 – $100 per session depending on the duration of the session
  • A psychic reading
  • Silly new age mumbo jumbo
  • A session is not an attunement. Attunements (Reiki symbols placed in the aura) are given during a training
  • Harmful or depletes the energy of the giver and receiver
  • A massage therapy session

Everyone benefits from a Reiki session. I recommend scheduling treatments monthly or as is needed depending on your mental, emotional, physical and or spiritual needs.

Blessings and Light,

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Have You Experienced These 7 Signs of A Spiritual Awakening?

We have all experienced times in our lives where life is chaotic and our patience and faith are tested. Usually, when things are not going well and you are feeling that you may have lost your way, you are in fact experiencing a spiritual awakening. A spiritual awakening is not as lovely and dreamy as it sounds. Often the way spirit gets us to grow and evolve is through challenges and a few dark nights of the soul. It is through these challenges that we are provided the opportunity to make conscious decisions to work through our unhealthy habits and disconnect from toxic relationships and careers.
How Does One Know If They Are Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening? 
  1. You have zero tolerance for drama and gossip and cannot and will not be bothered with it at all.
  2. You feel ungrounded and your ability to focus is challenged.
  3. You crave time alone to yourself and would like to be left alone.
  4. You begin to question just about everything – your job, your lifestyle habits, your relationships and seek alternate healthier alternatives.
  5. Your intuition is at an all-time high and your dreams are vivid and are filled with tons of messages.
  6. There is a breakdown of order in almost every area of  your life, there are s@$! storms everywhere.
  7. You do not feel like yourself. You may even be uncomfortable in your own skin. It almost seems like you are living your life through different eyes.
How To Manage These Shifts
  • Be patient and gentle with yourself.
  • Release judgement about how things look in the moment.
  • Meditate
  • Don’t rush to make huge changes without giving a lot of thought to your options and checking your resources before making a drastic lifestyle change.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Schedule a healing date with your favorite and trusted energy practitioner.
  • De-clutter your home/office/car/mind.
  • Sage yourself and your personal space.
  • Carry and or wear grounding stones such as: hematite, black tourmaline, tiger’s eye, fluorite and or selenite.
  • Pay attention and listen to your intuition. It is going to show you the next best step for you to take.
  • Remind yourself of this truth – This too shall pass and you will be stronger, wiser and happier for these experiences.
  • Journal, write down your thoughts, feelings and inspirations.
There is no way to avoid challenges in our lives and change is always a constant in our lives. We might as well suit up, show up and put our best foot forward and make the best out of our experiences. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Friday, March 11, 2016

Learn How To Cut Those Unhealthy and Toxic Emotional Cords

Cord CuttingWe all are guilty of it! Every single one of us at one time or another has been affected by allowing ourselves to be energetically corded (connected) in an unhealthy way to another person, place or thing. By using any of my 8 ways to cut toxic energy cords, you will be free of those unhealthy emotional, physical, mental and spiritual cords of energy.

What Are the Signs?

  • Energy levels are depleted, chronic fatigue
  • Having feelings of depression, hopelessness
  • Giving in to unhealthy habits such as – smoking, overeating, excessive drinking/drug use
  • Having repetitive conversations with someone in your head
  • Obsessing or seeking out ways to get revenge
  • You find yourself with getting caught in stalker-like behavior, monitoring the other person’s every move
  • You find yourself constantly battling illness
  • You simply feel off and are in stagnation

8 Ways To Cut Toxic Emotional Cords

  1. Bathe in sea salt, epson salt and or himalayan salt. Negative, toxic cords of energy cannot hold a charge when you bathe your aura in sea salt.
  2. Take a selenite wand, comb your aura from top to bottom, go around your entire body, moving clockwise front to back. This will cut all toxic cords.
  3. Align your energy with Archangel Michael. When you feel his presence, request that he use his mighty sword to cut the negative cords from your auric field.
  4. Using my cord cutting mist automatically cuts those unwanted cords.
  5. Visual the other person and or situation in your mind, a pair of scissors, and a rope. In your mind’s eye, see the rope connecting you to the other person and or situation. Take out your scissors and cut the rope. See the cord of energy severed and go back to both you and the other person. You are now free energetically from this person.
  6. Positive subliminal messages meditations work wonders reprogramming your thoughts and help you redirect your energy.
  7. Avoid drama at all costs! If you should find yourself in the middle of a gossip session, respectfully excuse yourself from the conversation. Drama and gossip automatically create toxic cords.
  8. I love using the “Scraper Meditation” that I learned from Internationally Renowned Psychic Channel, Sandy Anastasi.
Scraper Meditation
a. Close your eyes and take three deep grounding and centering breaths.b. Imagine your energy field is about to be shaved.
c. First take a moment to become sensitive to your own energy.
d.  Become sensitive to the air currents around you.
e. Let your consciousness drop deeper as you continue to breathe deeply.
f. In your mind’s eye see or feel energy streams you have coming from your
own aura leading to other people.
g.  Mentally see these connections as tubes of light linking you to other
people in your world.
h.  Take a razor, shaver, processor blade, whatever you feel will do the job
and shave your entire space.
i. Bonds to other people can be recreated if you want. For now, enjoy your own space.
Enjoy being clear.
My Cords Are Cut, Now What?
After your energy cords have been cut, you now have an opportunity to interact with others with healthy and solid boundaries. Often the most unhealthy energy cords are the ones we have with those who are close to us. In these cases, you may need to cut those cords on a weekly or even daily basis. After a while you will be consciously aware when the cords of toxicity are trying to connect to you or you to them. The blessing and or benefit from knowing what it feels like to have only cords of unconditional love and balance, is that in the future, you will automatically create healthy boundaries automatically. This is beneficial for not only you but the other parties involved.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

7 Ways To Achieve A Healthy, Balanced and Strong Root Chakra

Many consider the root chakra the most important chakra to pay attention to because it connects us to our physical world. If this chakra is out of balance, we are unable to balance our other chakras as well. The root keeps us grounded and brings in a sense of security in our lives. The root chakra sits at the base of your spine. Your hips, thighs, knees and feet are all connected to the root chakra. Before you try my 7 effective ways to clear and balance the root chakra, I would like to share with you some of the warning signs that your root chakra may be out of balance.
Warning Signs of an Out of Balance Root Chakra
  1. Issues with the knees, feet, prostate gland, eating disorders and or constipation
  2. Financial difficulties
  3. Family issues – not being able to move forward, holding on to the past painful family issues
  4. Anger
  5. Greed
  6. Unhealthy co-dependent relationships
  7. Anemia
  8. Depression
  9. Fear
  10. Laziness
7 Effective Ways to Clear and Balance the Root Chakra
  1. Using essential oils that correspond with the root chakra will help clear and balance the root such as: cedar wood, myrrh and patchouli. I usually put a drop or two on the bottoms of my feet.
  2. Schedule a reflexology and an aromatherapy session. The massage and the attention that is paid to feet automatically shifts the root chakra.
  3. Going outside, spending quiet time out in nature, even walking barefoot connects us to the earth and centers the root chakra. If you want to take this tip to the next step, bring a yoga mat with you and enjoy some outdoor yoga.
  4. Place gemstones on your root center such as: bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline and garnet.
  5. Eating root foods such as: potatoes, carrots, radishes, onions, garlic and beets promote a healthy root chakra.
  6. Using sound therapy by toning “LAM” or listening to a crystal bowl that vibrates at “C” also helps clear the root chakra.
  7. Using the following affirmations will help heal the root chakra:
  • I am deeply connected to my body.
  • I am grounded, stable and all is safe in my world.
  • I trust in the goodness of life.
  • I love and approve of myself.
  • Life supports me.
When our root chakra is balanced and clear, we are confident, our self esteem gets a healthy boost and our lives become more fulfilling when our root chakra is clear. Remember, if the root is not balanced, it is almost impossible to balance any of our other chakras. Be sure to begin with your root first when facilitating any chakra work.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco

Friday, March 4, 2016

What's Your Life Path Number?

Did you know that your life path number is derived from your birth date and reveals tons of information about you and your individual life path? You are able to utilize the positive traits of your number and transform the negative aspects of your number as well. The formula to calculate your life path number is quite simple.

Formula To Calculate Your Life Path Number

  • Your Life Path number is calculated by adding up the numbers that make up your birth date
  • Break down the month, day and year to single digits by adding them together
  • Add all the remaining numbers together until you have a single number
  • Master numbers are not converted to single numbers – (11, 22, 33)


March 12, 1968
March ~ 3rd month     =  3
12 ~ 1 + 2                       =   3
1968 ~ 1+9+6+8          =  24
30 = 3     The Life Path Number is 3

Life Path Traits

1 – Positive Attributes – Natural leadership skills, loves the spotlight, ambitious, motivated and an original thinker.
Challenges – Bossy at times, undisciplined, stubborn and weak.

2 – Positive Attributes – The peacemaker, diplomatic, deep thinker, honest and a creature of habit and has excellent communication skills.
Challenges – Very sensitive to criticism, may be indecisive at times and unmotivated.

3 – Positive Attributes – Strong creative and communication skills, warm, friendly and very social and very caring disposition.
Challenges – Scattered at times, can be an escapist at times, vain, complainer and frivolous.

4 – Positive Attributes – Very practical, down to earth and trustworthy, master builder, loyal and devoted, strong willpower and a builder of society.
Challenges –  Stubborn, lackluster personality, stuck in minor details and sometimes speaks without thinking.

5 – Positive Attributes –  Adventurous, flexible, witty, courageous, romantic and loves freedom.
Challenges – Has a tendency to be careless, self-indulgent, unstable and irresponsible.

6 – Positive Attributes – Protective, compassionate, loyal, fair, responsible, excellent healers and teachers and sympathetic.
Challenges – Jealous, paranoid, cynical and overly protective.

7 – Positive Attributes – Spiritual, intuitive, intelligent, gracious, focused, disciplined and wise.
Challenges – Sarcastic, runs from confrontation, aloof, awkward and dishonest. 

8 – Positive Attributes– Business-minded, financially smart, thrives in leadership/management roles, strong leaders, your love life is a priority and you make sure that it is fulfilling.
Challenges – Obsessed with financial and material gain, worries too much about the opinion of others and may isolate self as an escape.

9 – Positive Attributes – Humanitarian, compassionate, very independent, friendly charitable, philosophical, artistic and often are spiritual leaders, judges and teachers.
Challenges – May find difficulty with balance in relationships, fickle, cold and may be extremely harsh with those who are selfish.

Master Numbers

11 – Positive Attributes  Most intuitive of all numbers, has faith and is charismatic.
Challenges – Shy, withdrawn, self-sabotage, struggles with communication skills, emotional imbalances and scattered.

22 – Positive Attributes – Excellent at manifestation, disciplined, confident and ambitious.
Challenges – At times extremely hard on self, not recognizes self potential, impractical and is unable to put self first. 

33 – Positive Attributes – Humanitarian and extremely motivated, sympathetic and very logical.
Challenges – Extremely egotistical, loses self when helping others, talks down to others and very competitive. 
When I am working along side others, I take a look at our Life Path numbers to see if we are compatible. I take into consideration the combined strengths as well as the possible challenges that may come up as we work together.
Blessings and Light,
Laurie Barraco