Personal Responsibility

The BEST medicine is nature.

It is in no way shape or form surprising to me that the county where I live would have higher rates of covid-19 than some other places in California. It doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots and it certainly goes beyond masks or the fact that we had started opening up small businesses prior to this latest mandate. I worked as a nurse in the hospital here on just about every adult med surg floor and all of the maternal-child floors and the bottom line? The overall population in Tulare County is in terrible health! Even the “healthy” people in the hospital having babies often suffered from the same county-wide comorbidities of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure), which sometimes greatly affected their birth experience, their postpartum health, and their new baby’s health. 

Never mind all of the people with cancer likely due to the large-scale agriculture operations here, that feed the entire country, which are known for pesticides that poison our food, air, and water. Never mind all of the people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a condition affecting the lungs), because our air quality is some of the worst in the nation (even worse than the Ohio River Valley). The same dirty air that causes high rates of childhood asthma and leads pediatricians here to urge parents to move out of this area to get their child to cleaner air! Never mind the high rates of heart disease due to things such as obesity and hypertension. The general population here is sedentary and overweight. They eat unhealthy foods and drink non-nutritious sugary drinks day in and day out. 

Are we really surprised that the already sick people here are getting this virus? Are we really going to blame it on everything but people’s overall health prior to this pandemic? Are we really at a place where we’re going to blame it on people who take care of their body, mind, and spirit and are asymptomatic? 

No one wants to hear the truth in this or with any other illness, but people get covid and the seasonal flu generally when they are not taking good care of themselves. I had to wear a mask in the hospital for every flu season I worked there for the entirety of each shift, because of my previous health issues. The flu shot had given me a hyper immune response and caused me to become VERY ill while I was in nursing school and every doctor and specialist on my team after that told me to never get the flu shot again. So I listened. I wore the mask for my 12+ hour shifts starting November 1st and stretching sometimes to June of every year for the over 5 years I worked there. I watched as my vaccinated coworkers, one after another, would come down with the flu. We’d be short staffed in the winter, in part, because of the sick calls. I did not get the flu. 

Did you know that nurses are some of the unhealthiest people? Being a nurse is highly stressful without a pandemic and many consume lots of fast food, sugary, caffeinated drinks, and alcohol after work to get through it. What happens when a person eats and drinks garbage and doesn’t take time to take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually? Their immune systems become compromised and their bodies detox. They get sick. What happens when a population of people doesn’t take care of their health and then are also exposed to pesticides and other chemicals in their air, food and water and radiation from their electronics and the cell towers that now surround us, and then a virus like covid-19 comes along? They get it. Why? Because comorbidities put an already taxed system at an increased risk. Period. Running ourselves down to the ground IS a comorbidity. Who else often has weakened immune systems, because of a lifetime of this and exposure to things in the environment? The elderly. Who is most greatly affected by covid-19? The elderly. 

So we can talk about masks and social distancing or we can talk about health. Because it’s the health of our body, mind, and spirit that matters most. There is only one person responsible for the state of my health: ME. And I’m not going to shift that responsibility to anyone or anything else. I even own the emergent near heart failure that hit me out of nowhere which was caused by Lyme Disease and other tick-born infections, because I understand that when we ignore our own needs, when we repeatedly ignore our own heart and intuition, and when we work to please everyone but ourselves, we eventually get sick. There’s no way around it. We do not get to put ourselves last indefinitely, unscathed. It’s not possible. When we’re living that way, saving everyone but ourselves, putting everyone’s needs ahead of our own, we are out of alignment with our own spirit. The only way to get us back on track is to jolt us awake. We get sick and almost die, or we get into a car accident and almost die etc. We come out of the experience forced to finally put ourselves and our well-being FIRST.

I experienced this firsthand. After my emergency heart surgery, I physically felt the effects of stress in my life in the form of recurring chest pain. I no longer had the luxury of living a stressful life and ignoring it. I had to start subtracting things and people from my life that were causing me stress. My life depended on it. At that point, we are left with no choice.

Today, we have a choice. Everyone has a choice. Are you going to take ownership of your health or are you going to pass the blame to someone else? Are you going to come up with the solutions for yourself or are you going to look to others to save you via vaccines or medications? As a former patient and nurse, this is a topic I have much experience with and the vaccines and medications have never been the answer. We are born with healthy, resilient immune systems that are slowly weakened by the subpar nutrition we feed our body, mind, and spirit. We are weak in our misalignment with our own spirit. There are also multidimensional causes to our ailments sometimes created by a belief we locked in at the spirit level in a past life. In the same way, the genetic lines of our parents can also affect us. Our reality will always reflect back to us our beliefs about ourselves and life. No matter how you slice it, in the end, our well-being or lack there of, is always ultimately our own, personal responsibility. 

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Expand Your Awareness

The water carves out the rock just like our experiences carve out our perception. The other rocks can’t know what it is like to meander the way the other rocks do. Our unique reality and perception come from a collection of circumstances and events that only we have experienced. No one else will ever experience life in just the way that we have, therefore no one else will ever have the same collection of knowledge that we do. This is why it’s so important to share our stories with others, because in our living, we each unlock keys that can help others along on their own journeys. 

Though we have felt it important for other people to understand us and our perception of reality, it has never been fully possible or important that they do. Our purpose to show up as ourselves supersedes any other perceived contribution that we can make in our lifetime. Because, it is our own alignment with our spirit in fully being who we came here to be that moves our own consciousness to the cutting edge of where it was before and therefore shifts the consciousness of the collective. 

When we conform or stay quiet for fear of what other’s perceptions of us will be, we greatly hinder ourselves and the collective from experiencing our full potential. It is helping no one when we are quick to jump in and criticize another’s unique way of looking at life, because in trying to keep them at our level, we’re essentially holding ourselves and the collective back from fully expanding. 

I am so grateful to the inspiring people I have to look up to and learn from who know much about things I do not or that I have barely scratched the surface to come to know. Those people are valuable to my life and my experience, because they push me to my edges of awareness for the benefit of expanding my consciousness. Don’t be afraid to question the main narrative or the narrative that you’ve identified with for a great number of years. 

I used to think that there were certain things that people believed that could never be changed. From my own personal experience, I have learned this to be false. I limited myself by thinking that I knew the answers and knew what was “right”. Once I allowed my spirit to guide me and I asked to be shown the true nature of this world, an influx of information and knowledge has flooded into my life that has completely flipped my perception of how things work. We are never bound by our beliefs unless we choose to be. Our beliefs can cause us to completely block information out even if it is true, because our reality is always proving us correct. When you have thought something for so long that it’s turned into a belief, you essentially create a reality where you cannot perceive anything outside of that belief. 

People do this with so many topics, politics being a big one. For instance, if you have locked in a belief that Trump is the enemy, you will never open your mind far enough to see that he is actually doing some amazing things right now like combating human trafficking and cutting funding to the corrupt World Health Organization (WHO). These observations are coming from someone who literally avoided listening to the man speak for most of his presidency, because of decisions I had made about him even prior to his election. There are currently over 150,000 sealed indictments which is a large, generally unheard of amount. So much is about to be exposed, it’ll make most people’s heads spin. Things are shifting in huge ways, and most people are so focused on their beliefs or the virus to even notice. Question everything, because chances are, you have some blind spots that are painting your reality with things that are actually falsities appearing as truth. 

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Jammie 

Step Closer to Your Spirit

We are conditioned to live lives disconnected from our own spirits, which is why it is easier to fall into the mental trap of worrying about possible worst-case scenarios than it is to tap into our intuition and create a beautiful reality of our liking for our powerful thoughts to manifest. Our go-to is worry and fear, which is why so many people live in constant states of anxiety. Those emotions are further fed by outside sources and then even further compounded when they become the talking points for connection between people. After all, energy flows to where focus goes, and that which we focus on grows bigger. 

The program is so strong and has been woven into EVERY aspect of our lives that most people feel weird if life is going well for them, they’re not stressed, and/or they’re experiencing massive amounts of joy. I hear so many people talk about the fact that when things are good, they’re always waiting for “the other shoe to drop” ie for something to go wrong. Because life couldn’t possibly just be good for the sake of being good. People can’t possibly exist in a stress-free state when the world is on a lock down. 

Wrong. It is not only possible to stay aligned with our own spirits and therefore in a state of peace regardless of what’s going on in the outside world, but I have personally been experiencing it. The question becomes, how badly do you want peace over connection through misery? How badly do you want alignment over tuning into the mainstream narrative? How are you benefiting from your misalignment? Does it allow you to connect with people who are also misaligned? Do you receive attention when you go on about your stressors and worries to other people? Does it help you avoid fully assessing, receiving clear awareness of, and changing patterns of thought or behavior that aren’t serving you?

Choosing healing over our own comfort isn’t easy. To show up and own the fact that our insides are what are being projected back to us within our own physical reality can be a tough pill to swallow. You see, it’s never been about the other people or the outside situation, and it’s always been about our own beliefs about ourselves and life. I don’t know about you, but my spirit has been pushing me to evolve out of my old fear-based programming, and out of the patterns and cycles that were constantly repeating and holding me back. I didn’t come here to just live the last life over again, and since you’re here, I don’t think you did either. We’re here to push past our own limiting beliefs and have a fully lit up, sovereign experience as spirits having a human experience. We’re here to tap into our limitless nature as we step more fully into our own power as multidimensional, spiritual beings! 

Is it “easier” to keep repeating the same unhealthy thoughts and behaviors over and over again? Yes, sort of. I mean, you do then get to stay in your familiar, albeit sometimes miserable, comfort zone of old habits and old ways of being and thinking. But I’m telling you, there is a life that exists beyond the current bounds of your comfort zone that have to be experienced to be believed. And we’re all capable of living it. Our own inner peace and alignment has to become a priority. Peace has to become more important than comfort, more important than relationships no longer serving you, more important than the dis-ease that you’ve taken on as your identity, and more important than a pandemic. 

One big way to disconnect from our own spirit is to make decisions from a place of fear. When someone in a reading told me that I had been making a lot of decisions from a place of fear, I had a light bulb go off. I had NEVER thought about it like that before. But I could definitely look back and see how I had often chosen which option to pursue, because I was afraid of something. How have you been allowing fear to make your decisions? That awareness alone is what made it possible to see what I had been doing and begin to change it. When faced with decisions, I began to check in to see what option was from a place of fear and which option was from a place of love. I started choosing love. 

We step away from our spirits in many ways. One way is by doing things that we really don’t want to do, or holding ourselves back and not doing things we want to do. That inner knowing you get that something is meant for you is your spirit guiding you towards something in your highest good. Likewise, the pit you feel in your stomach that develops when someone asks you to something that you really don’t want to do is your spirit guiding you away from something not meant for you. It is up to each of us to learn what our spirit’s guidance feels like, so that we can follow it into our own alignment.

I know that times feel tough right now as much of the world is living in lock down, but I am here to remind you of your immense, innate power even in times like these. If you have the power of thought still intact, you have the ability to imagine and therefore create and align with a new reality of your choosing. We must not get lost in the current moment to the point that we limit ourselves for all that can be. We are meant to fully experience and live fully in this life, but if we’re constantly looking to others or to the current state of the outside world for our information of what’s possible, we will never jump off the hamster wheel long enough to begin thriving. Our beliefs are based on the past that we’ve experienced. When we hold strong beliefs about ourselves, the way the world is and the way the world works, we place severe limitations on ourselves and our ability to experience a reality that’s different from the one we’ve “always known.” 

So, I encourage you to start listening to the guidance of your own spirit that comes in the form of your joy, your passion, and your intuition. Start being who you came here to be by showing up fully as your own, unique version of a spirit having a human experience. Don’t shy away from expressing yourself and your truths in whatever form feels right for you. We always have a choice in this life with everything we do, even the thoughts that we’re having. Today, are you going to choose thoughts and actions that free you, cause you peace, and joy, and align you with your own spirit? Or are you going to fall back on your go-to emotions of fear and worry and lack that keep you trapped in an energetic prison where your spirit’s guidance falls on deaf ears? It doesn’t matter what is going on in the outside world, we always have a choice for how we’re choosing to show up and perceive it. A human in alignment with their own spirit is the most powerful force on the planet. Imagine what the world would be like if we all shifted our focus from the outside to our own alignment! The work we each do to connect with our own spirits is immensely powerful. We each experience our own, personally created reality, so it’s always in our best interest to do things to align with our spirit and to the best possible outcomes for our lives. 

My passion is helping connect others to the guidance of their own spirits. I do this through a powerful healing modality called Holographic Kinetics and also through 1:1 mentoring. You can reach out to me at peacefuljellyfish@gmail.com if you’re interested in working with me. I plan to lead retreats in the future, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me if that’s something you’d be interested in. 

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Sending you all so much love!

Jammie 

Lit Up

I’m lit up by source energy

Running through me like electricity 

My own spirit is what empowers me

It shines through me when I’m dancing

I’m no longer sitting this one out

And being afraid of what people will think of me

People’s opinions of me are none of my business 

I strive to thrive in my greatness 

Our only duty is to fully show up in our authenticity 

To shed the masks we created in childhood 

And fully be who we came here to be living unapologetically 

Allowing our energy to flow within us freely

Uninhibited by the outside world

Are you taking the time to envision your life in shine?

Have you realized the immense power of your mind?

I urge you to get lost in your imagination and not the fear being spread

Now is not the time to live as though you’re already dead

Meditate 

Spend time in nature 

Connect with your own spirit

Don’t ask others for their opinions because they’re not the ones who hear it

Your spirit is unique to you 

If you follow your joys, passion, and intuition, it will tell you what you are here to do

We’re meant to LIVE in the moment

Not get stuck or hide in it

To light, to flow, to shine

And to realize our power as the divine.

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Sending you all so much love!

Jammie

You Are More Powerful Than You Realize!

picture by Dr. Melissa Sell via FB

Alignment is KEY to everything else. Alignment with our own spirits is where our power lies. Humans have been lied to and made to feel inferior. We’ve been convinced that we will only stay healthy if we get vaccinated, that we’re only worthy if we have the latest, greatest version of everything, and that we’re only safe if we trade our privacy for monitoring and our truth for censorship. And it’s all designed so perfectly that most people don’t even realize that they’re part of a giant experiment.

Instead of reaching for greater awareness and consciousness, people reach for more arguments even if what they’re defending is the very program they’re also enslaved by. People coming to the table telling me that censorship on YouTube is about “fake news” when in actuality most news outlets people cite are owned by the same SIX corporations. There’s a reason why you can visit different news stations on any given day about the “breaking stories” and hear the same damn thing over and over again. The news casters are all being fed a script. It’s all scripted. It’s Hollywood, news-style. People quicker to trust a billionaire than their own intuition. People have their politics blinders on too which isn’t helping the situation. Too many quick to jump on the first sound bite fed to them. I used to fall for it too, so I don’t think I’m above anyone. The program runs deep. But it’s up to each of us to realize that we have the power to free ourselves. 

The answers we seek and the power we have WILL NEVER COME FROM OUTSIDE OF US. Cultivating alignment with our own spirit isn’t just about living our best lives, it’s about developing the relationship with our spirit to the point where we trust it above everything else so that we allow it to guide and maneuver us around all of the information and gimmicks that come our way. They’ve got us so trained to believe falsities that most people don’t know when the actual truth is staring them right in the face. It’s a pretty ingenious set up really. It’s easy to get lost in the maze that has been created, but like I said, you CAN escape it.

Start thinking for yourself. You don’t have to believe me or anyone else for that matter, but start doing your own research. If you REALLY want to have the truth revealed to you, ask your spirit to show you the real truth and then pay attention to what shows up. Remember: knowledge IS power.

The most powerful force on the planet is an awakened, aligned human who realizes his/her power to create the reality of his/her choosing. When we push ourselves past the limits of our programming, we also push our consciousness and that of the collective to the cutting edge. We break ourselves free from the old systems that haven’t been serving us. In our alignment, we tap into our infinite, limitless nature as source energy itself. The cure, the answers, the healing, the leadership comes from us. Align and pay attention to the wisdom of your own spirit.  

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Jammie

Remember

When I left my RN job in the hospital back in May of 2018 to save my own health (again) and to follow the inspiration to create the best year ever and essentially the best life ever, a ginormous shift happened in my life! I could not have foreseen it back then. I became fully aligned with my own spirit.

Quitting my job and putting my own well-being first sent out a giant shockwave of a message to my spirit and the universe. I was ready to have it all. Traveling to Australia after having wanted to go there for my entire adult life is what aligned me completely. During my travels there, I collected important parts of myself and unlocked knowledge of my past. It set me on the trajectory to become a practitioner of Holographic Kinetics. But even more important, it led to the healing that would come from that week of training in May of last year. 

I found Holographic Kinetics after realizing during my time in Australia that I had likely lived a past life there. I was guided to read and research about aboriginal healing when I returned. As if guided with breadcrumbs, I landed on the Holographic Kinetics website. I knew in an instant that I was meant to become a practitioner.

The changes that I have experienced since having issues cleared with Holographic Kinetics have been profound. I have fully realized my innate power as a spiritual being having a human experience. I need only to rely on my own spirit to make changes to my reality.

This is why it’s so important to follow our passions and take the trips we’ve been dreaming of for as long as we can remember. Those nudges are from our spirit, guiding us towards the life we came here to live. Guiding us towards places, people, and things that will remind us of who we are at the core. Are you following your spirit’s guidance? What inspired action have you taken this year? What inspired action is stirring up in you during this lockdown? 

With every endeavor I try, I gain more clarity on what it is that I truly love doing, and what I want to do next. You tap into your own spirit’s guidance when you follow your joy, show up authentically regardless of what people around you think, and follow your intuition about everything. We all have he ability to align with our spirits and live our best lives. You’ve just got to want it more than you want the status quo, more than you want to people please, and more than you want to stay snuggled up in your own comfort zone. Trust me, it’s worth the discomfort to experience life as what it was always meant to be, an adventure!

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Return to Myself

I’m ready to heal the stories and stop pretending reality away

I’m not waiting for other people anymore to go on adventures with me upon this expansive earth

Out of my comfort zone, I find you

I see you there, through the lush, crisp trees, and my jovial spirit begins to awaken

We empathize with one another as humans who have experienced health crises

We are there, next to the rushing river, pushing past physical disability 

Testing our bodies to see how far they can travel, how much they can carry

Testing my heart, I felt so much release learning to love you without expectation 

My life has come full circle, and I come down to earth to live again, wild and free

Feeling my skin so cold and alive, my heart feels like it might explode with joy

I’ve stopped taking life for granted and I bask in the moments of hot soaks, cold dips, and a starry dome overhead as we sleep outside

As I feel my wet, cold face against yours warm and dry, I find myself and choose to live with love

Bit by bit, I remove the compartments I created as an attempt to control the chaos around me

I am supposed to write, so I release my words from the dam I had built and I feel a rush back to my authentic self 

I find myself naked with my heart wide open, ready to be the light that I came here to be

More consciously aware in this life than ever before, I realized the beauty as it happened

The exhilarating plunges into cold water collided me with my own spirit

After a tiresome vertical swim up from the depths of the outside world, I return to myself

My face breaks through the surface of the water in a splash and I inhale deeply as if I’m breathing air for the first time

My life will never be the same.

About this poem: I wrote the majority of this poem on multiple paper strips years ago as part of an online writing workshop I took part in. This past winter, I found the strips, and added to them to create this poem. It represents the critically important time in my life when I literally returned to myself by following my joy. It was the year I realized that my health was back and that I could again hike as far as I wanted to without worry of my pericarditis coming back. I’ve cried with gratitude on many hikes, in complete awe that I was given a second chance to fully enjoy nature and this life again.

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Jammie

“Proof”

The war has very little to do with the virus. The virus is the method, not the point. We’ve long been driven towards a police state with wars waged and tragedies staged to get us to fight each other and accept stricter laws and increased surveillance into our personal lives. The viral pandemic was leading the way to a great depopulation of humanity followed by mandatory vaccines with microchips (ID2020) for all the survivors. After much research, that pattern is obvious. Vaccines (all or many) surely tainted with the very virus that they would be said to guard us from. I don’t believe we’re heading that way anymore. I believe that there’s been a shift. A gigantic shift. But it’s still in process. 

The only true “proof” that exists in the world is what resonates with us at our core, our spirit/higher self. It’s what I’ve come to know from my own alignment with my spirit. We’ve got to be able to discern how various thoughts we have/things we hear make us feel. Our feelings are the gateways to our internal guidance system, which is one way that our spirit communicates with us.

I most definitely feel that this is all moving in a positive direction to my core. I don’t need more proof than that. So I release the exact outcome knowing that time will tell and no amount of fear about it will help my current experience or that of the collective. Everything is energy and I choose to keep my energy elevated for all of us.

Those of us who are very sensitive grew up thinking that our sensitivity and psychic abilities were a curse, because we could feel everyone else’s pain, including the planet’s. But, we were mistaken and misled. Our intuitive abilities and sensitivity are what give us great power. It is my opinion that we are meant to fine tune our abilities, to fine tune our own inner guidance system that is led by our own spirit. In fully stepping into and owning our innate gifts, we become the fully free and sovereign beings that we came here to be! 

It is time to stop relying on things outside of ourselves for our “proof” and answers about what we are here to do and what will help us most on our journeys. We hold all the answers that we seek. We simply forgot.

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Jammie

Goodbye Old, Hello New!

I’ve been purging. I finally threw out all of my cards and letters from people that I had collected over the last 2 decades of my life. I’m a very sentimental person and I hang onto things that have been meaningful to me. I have been one to write a LOT of letters in my life. A LOT. But I keep being left with the same thought. If having so many things stored in my closet is bothering me, is holding onto these keepsakes to look at once a year (MAX) really serving my highest good? For me, that answer is no. When I picture my closet nearly bare, I feel more free and happy.

I spent part of my time today, OK maybe a large part, reading through some of my most valued cards and letters before saying goodbye. I came across words in a letter, from one of my best friends back in 2006, that made a huge impact on my life. I was struggling really badly with severe depression at the time and this friend was one of the very few people I had opened up to about it. It turns out that they had experienced depression in their own life and their words in this letter really soothed my then broken heart at the time.

Referring to lyrics from an Iron and Wine song, they write, “in song #6, he writes, “so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten, sons are like birds flying upwards I’ve the mountain,” that hit home.

The sunrise gives us all a new day and hope for a different experience than the day before when we’re really down in the trenches of depression. The fact that my friend responded with compassion when I told him I was depressed made all the difference to me. In fact, I credit him with being one of the people who saved my life in this lifetime. It feels sad to get rid of this important part of my history, but it’s really just a relic reminding me of things I’ve already assimilated. My memories of it live on. Every moment, every letter, every person, every place, every job is etched into the fabric of the life I have led this time around. Things can remind us of the good times, but the moments are ours whether or not we keep the things we associate with them.

The letters. I moved out of state for college, I then attended 3 different schools for my undergrad, and I traveled the country and lived away from loved ones, often in remotely wild and beautiful places. Sometimes snail mail was the only way I could consistently communicate with my friends and family. I had kept every letter I had received from people when I spent a summer in the backcountry of Alaska nearly 19 years ago now! I had all cards and letters including ones from the Mom of one of my best high school friends who died in our early twenties, I had letters from a friend’s Mom whom I adored who also died, I had letters from my high school sweetheart, cards and letters from my family, and best friends. At one point many years ago, I had just thrown all the letters in a container together and thought of them more as one item. I always thought about it as I’d get rid of or keep all of them. Every year, I open the box, read a few, and decide to close it and keep it all. Not this year.

My bedroom closet is pretty big. It stores my clothes, my camping gear, my sewing machine (I never use), photos/albums, Christmas decorations and a few small things from other holidays, a filing cabinet with loads of papers sorted, and a few containers of my son’s schoolwork starting with preschool, his awards, and a tote of photo albums and pictures. My spirit has been nagging me for the last few years to throw out everything except for my clothes, furniture and things I use regularly. Now I see why.

I really dug into this purge with a purpose to eliminate most of what’s in my closet. Wow. I was holding onto to so many things from my past. Like today, I found a binder in the filing cabinet with ALL of my dog’s paperwork. The adoption papers from the shelter where I got him, his paper collar that listed his supposed breed and age, vet bills. Wow. My Gus dog died in January of 2016! I didn’t even realize that I had kept all of that. I discovered all sorts of things of that nature, whole folders filled with things I no longer need from anywhere from about 10-20 years ago!!!

Here I have been consciously working to usher new energies into my life, without realizing how much I was clinging to the old. Energetically, our space only has room for so much energy, so when we cling to old energies and ones no longer serving us, we unwittingly prevent new energies from coming in. So this week, I have been releasing the old thoroughly. I am ready for all the new that this Universe has waiting for me!

Here it is, nighttime again and I STILL have things strewn about my bed and room. I have made so much progress today. I feel accomplished and lighter. I’ve dropped pounds of literal weight and who knows how much energy that was tied to it. I have more to do, but I feel more ready than ever for my next chapter.

My son opted to get rid of things that were no longer serving him last week too. He really lightened his load. His determination to clear the old was inspirational. And I was proud of myself for not going through the things he was parting with to see if there was anything I could hand down to my nieces (or keep.) I didn’t even look through the books he had outgrown and decided to donate! Now that’s growth! And genuine desire to release the old to make way for the new.

Clearing all of that old energy is palpable. You may have never thought about it that way before: that getting rid of stuff changes the energy of a space, but it does. Think of a time when you’ve purged a bunch of stuff from a room in your house or even from a dresser or cabinet. Did you keep going back to look at the cleared space? It’s because you could feel the shift in energy. It’s more light and free. Sure, we love to see organized space where there was once chaos, but I believe it’s the way the new space FEELS that keeps us wanting more of it. We are, after all, energetic beings surrounded by energy. The nuances affect us whether or not we are consciously aware.

Have you been feeling the same need to purge your belongings lately? How are you doing? How do you feel?

You can listen to Iron and Wine’s song “Upward Over the Mountain” HERE.

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Animal Messenger: Peacock

FD2FB651-AAE1-446D-A040-F574255795A5You ever have something keep showing up for you repeatedly, yet completely miss it?

Yeah, that’s been my relationship with peacocks. I realized recently that peacock might have a message for me. I laughed as I thought of the peacock earrings I’ve been wearing daily for probably a year or more, the peacock Halloween costume I have worn several times over the last 7 years. The long skirt I had gotten even before that costume that looked like peacock feathers. Among many other times I reflected that peacock has made an appearance in my life! And as I was laughing with one of my best friends about it recently, I looked up and saw this tiny Polaroid of a peacock I’ve had on my mantel since my friend, Avi, gave it to me last year! Not only that, but they just. keep. appearing.

It’s funny because I was once told that one of my spirit guides is Quan Yin. I have been seeing that name pop up a lot lately and now I see that the peacock has been associated with her.

I have been guided, over the last several years especially, to lead with my heart and show up fully without regards to what people will think of me. I know that when we give ourselves permission to step fully into our power as bright explosions of ourselves, we give others the permission to do the same. Authenticity is a KEY to getting into alignment with our own spirit, and alignment is KEY to experiencing all the magic that life has to offer!

Peacocks don’t give a shit. They’re confident in themselves regardless of what’s going on around them. They are fearless in their expression. They don’t hide their true colors, they flaunt them. And they definitely don’t hold back their truth for fear of what others will think of them. Not everyone is going to like their bright feathers, and they’re OK with that. They don’t need anyone else to like or understand them, because they like and understand themselves and they’re just doing them. I have been learning to do the same. The peacock moves through the world just doing what peacocks do. They don’t doubt, they don’t question, they don’t hold back. Peacocks trust. They know they’re going to find their path/mate/tribe as long as they keep showing up just as they are. They know that the things/other peacocks meant for them will be drawn to them like a magnet. It’s what they experience over and over again. Show their full beauty and attract all that they desire. Wow, such wise beings, right?!

I have never been as confident in myself as I am right now. I was building it and gained so much confidence following my training in Holographic Kinetics. It was a noticeable shift right away. It feels electric and grounding simultaneously. I feel myself stepping more into my power all the time. Learning to fully recognize and embody the energy of my spirit while setting healthy energetic boundaries for myself. Working with and feeling my shift internally, cocooning to integrate the lessons and allow myself to adjust myself to the new levels of energy, and then seeing the shift in my outer world. My word for 2020 is empowered. I can see that peacock has been sharing its flamboyant energy with me to help propel me into my full empowerment. Thank you, peacock.

I am very synced with animals and find that I’ve had so many beautiful animal messengers land on my path throughout my lifetime. The animals shift as I move along my path. They always carry the message I need at the time. Jellyfish is my spirit animal, but I am so grateful for all of  animals who have touched my life.

What animal(s) hold messages for you? Do you know what your spirit animal is? Is there a repeating animal showing up for you right now?

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Jammie