Anxiety & Panic Attacks; 3 Tips For Happiness & Success
Do you ever suffer with anxiety or panic attacks? I share the Top 3 Tips For Anxiety and Panic… and why there’s a MASSIVE gift waiting for you. Often, the thing we fear most is the thing our heart yearns for more than we can imagine…
It’s early morning, the sun is breaking through the top of the mountain range out of my window and I was instantly called to write this piece as I got a sense of panic in my heart. My heart rate increased and that’s it…. luckily I was able to stop it there.
There was a time when I would go straight into a panic attack, followed by depression, and worse. My mind would come up with all sorts of reasons why it was happening which would only exacerbate the situation. Before I knew it, I’d be off, creating some crazy, dramatic scenario of doom in my life with the crazy monkey mind in control. Often, I wouldn’t even realise my heart was beating fast, and the thoughts had control until it was too late. It was an automatic reaction, starting with a thought, a feeling and then transitioning in warp speed time to the feeling of impending doom, and fear for survival.
Definition of Anxiety
The Oxford English Dictionary definition of ‘anxiety‘ is:
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
A Strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen.
In my opinion, it is an unbearable feeling. It is usually totally out of proportion with the thought, or situation that triggered it, and it makes you feel like you’re going to die! It’s very often linked with depression, which is at the far end of the spectrum to it, a slower vibration, but the feeling can be just as soul destroying. The good news is that it’s just your body giving you a signal; read on….
What To Do?
If you experience any of these symptoms, the short term solutions are:
- Acknowledge it. Don’t fight it. Admit to yourself what is happening… “It is just a panic attack/anxiety, I am not going to die”. Notice that it is just a physical reaction.
- Breathe! When you acknowledge, rather than fight the attack, and the feelings that come with it, you step into your power. You become CONSCIOUS.
- Get Physical. Get clarity on what coping mechanisms work for you. Feel your feet planted on the ground. Shake your hands, run on the spot, or dance! There are some great aromatherapy oils, and rescue remedies (get recommendations from your local health food store) that can give immediate relief. Having clarity on what triggers you so that you have them handy at all times – whether needed or not is great for peace of mind.
“The only difference between fear and excitement, is the breath.”
Anxiety and depression are two of the the most common illnesses worldwide. In the US alone, they cost about $40 billion per year!
Remember to stop and smell the flowers….
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
How To Prevent It?
Long term, many would recommend seeing a healthcare professional (and I guess, as a professional I have to recommend that), but there are other ways to deal with it.
I have worked with a lot of women who suffered from anxiety for many years, and they have transformed into wildly successful businesswomen. Their big dreams are manifesting, and many more are STILL coming true. Their relationships have improved, their self esteem has grown… The anxiety was a BIG prompt for them to change their life… so they could receive more of its magnificence.
Many of these women had been living a life of compromise, they had money worries, they were not happy with their relationships or health – in short and they were unhappy, miserable, and some had almost given up on life….
More often than not, somewhere, deep down, hidden in their heart was a dream. A big dream that simply wouldn’t go away…. no matter how much they tried to squash it back down, and no matter how many years they gained behind them…..
Instead, it bubbled up with all sorts of ailments, unhappiness, and manifested in anxiety and depression. It was a dream that they thought was impossible… Some days they would hide under the duvet, too full of misery, and hatred for themselves… for not taking that big leap. Other days it manifested as anxiety or depression. They simply couldn’t bring themselves to go out the front door…. it was insidious, it crept up like a cold wind bringing fear, and tales of a life half lived. More often than not, they were not even conscious of what was happening… they just drowned in a life half-lived, with a vague smile on their face…. but sadness in their heart and misery in their being. If any of this resonates, remember you CAN manifest your dream and …
You do not need ‘fixing’.
You do not need healing.
You do not need to analyse the situation or yourself.
You do not need to control it.
You do not need to judge it, or judge yourself for having it.
In the moment, you simply need to do NOTHING… nothing which involves FEELING it. It might seem super scary, but there’s a powerful system I use with my clients which allows them to easily, effortlessly, feel and heal whatever is going on with them. Unless you actually FEEL it, it will keep coming up, triggered by anything and everything until you go INTO the feeling.
In that feeling, there is a POWERFUL message!
I have a message for you too – I am here to tell you – YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
You CAN manifest that dream. You are not here to work all the days of your life in a gray office. Whatever your dream is, you CAN manifest it. We are not given dreams and desires, without the ability to manifest them. You ARE here to do work you love, to have a fantastic relationship, to write your book, whatever YOUR dream is. So, throw off the bowlines, push away from the shore and start taking action on manifesting your dream! If you don’t know where to start, contact me and we can have a chat and set up a plan of action… guided by the heart, taking the head along on the journey.
You are here to leave a legacy, you are here to step OUT of your comfort zone (which is really a discomfort zone), there is MUCH more comfort when you are out in the world, shining as you were born to do. Creating what you came here to create!
If you would like clarity on what it is you are really here to do, or you need help dealing with anxiety, depression or the like, then complete the ‘Subscribe’ button at the very bottom of this page, or the popup menu and either myself or one of my team will be in touch with you.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Extra Tip – Acupressure
If you get that anxious feeling, there’s a great acupressure point called “Heart 7” – which is also great for insomnia. Hold it for a few seconds, and your heart will calm down, and your mind will relax.
Click here for information on how to locate it, or simply hold out a hand with the palm up, then with the thumb of the other hand, follow the dip between the bones of the ring and little fingers, up to the wrist crease… you will find a dip, this is Heart 7. Hold it gently, while breathing deeply and relax and enjoy. Some acupressure points are contraindicated if you are pregnant, but this one is okay.
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Wow! What a day.
It’s the 8th of August – 8.8.8 and ‘The Lion’s Gateway’.
This is a POWERFUL number and a very magical portal into the new. I’ve had a wonderful day starting at dawn with a long walk with Napoleon (see below) and a day of flow, synchronicity and mystical, joyful experiences. If you’re interested in finding out more about the significance of ‘888’ and the Lion’s Gateway I attach a link below with great information, especially for empaths & sensitives. I’d just like to remind you to take time out every day, from now on to just BE… breathe, imagine, focus, dream, meditate, whatever it is that allows you to connect with your Sacred Self, your Soul….
I was torn between taking ‘me time’ today, and posting a blog. In the end I was strongly guided to touch base with you. I got a clear message that the past is the past, and we need to leave it behind. The fears, the pain, the worries, the things that happened to us that didn’t feel good. It ALL made us who we are today. Our focus is the magic carpet which will allow us to glide effortlessly into actually living ALL of our dreams. When I got that guidance I was walking along the seafront with the beautiful Napoleon, my Lion (see photo). The very second that I received that message, I saw the numbers ‘444’ on a nearby car… it was hilarious and magical all at the same time.
When I saw the numbers on a number plate, the vision I had was blurry, even though the car was close by; very surreal! It seemed as if the blurriness, was like a mist that had to be parted… that YOU have to part by guiding your focus, using your will in every moment to only focus on what you would love… and then let go.
Meanings & Signifcance of ‘444’ & ‘888″ according to Doreen Virtue, Drunvalo Melchizedek & Joanna – Sacred Scribes.
The angels are surrounding you now, reassuring you of their love and help. Don’t worry because the angels’ help is nearby.
Different stage of development. Mystery schools, the school where you’re in ordinary life and you’ve just stepped into – become aware of the spiritual life and subtle energies, you’re studying, reading books, that’s the mystery school of 444.
It is also an angelic realm number for prosperity and abundance.
Completion (of 444) reading and studying, you’ll see 888 a lot. You’re trying to understand say crystals and one day you get that they’re alive and you understand.
You’ve just completed that lesson.
A phase of your life is about to end, and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you are winding up an emotional career, or relationship phase. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. In addition, it means, “The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them.” In other words, don’t procrastinate making your move or enjoying fruits of your labor.
From Joanna Sacred Scribes – The angels tell me this number is not seen as often. This is because it is what the angels call a true “download” or “code” number. When seen often it is the Higher Realms seeking to flip a switch in your human DNA that allows you to bridge the blocks to inter-dimensional communication, the aging process and deeper esoteric knowledge. This number has a very shamanic energy. In short this number begins or deepens understanding the mystery of the Universe.
The vibration and energy of the number 8 are those of authority, personal power and inner-strength, inner-wisdom, manifesting abundance and prosperity, giving and receiving, self-reliance and dependability and achieving success . Number 8 is also the number of Karma, the Universal Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect – so you sow, so shall you reap.
Financial abundance is on its way to you. You have worked diligently and intelligently towards achieving your goals and aspirations, and your just rewards will be yours. Be grateful for the blessings in your life, and for those yet to come.
The repeating Angel Number 8 may be suggesting that your rewards are being brought to you due to some positive work and past efforts on your behalf. What you put out to the Universe comes back to you, as per the Spiritual Law of Karma.
Have faith and trust in your own abilities, skills and talents, and to use them to their highest potential.
Number 8 relates to the energies and attributes of inner-wisdom, strength, manifesting wealth and abundance, money, finances, power, riches, status, materialism, pragmatism, the ego, provision, aggregation, dictatorship, delegation, multiples, business, investment, employment, appearance, customs, skills, exchange, reality, world transformation, professional, strength, truth, responsibility, true justice, problem-solving, the organizer, achievement, practicality, decisiveness, controlling, constant, ambitious, self-confident, integrity, efficiency, dependability, trustworthiness, the planner, good judgement, sociable, giving and receiving, stability, independence, learning through experience, patience, caution, self-discipline, self-sufficiency, free-will, discernment, insight, spiritual consciousness, a desire for peace and love for humanity, consistency, authority, challenges, caution, efficiency, infinity, material prosperity, self-power, abundance and prosperity, cosmic-consciousness, reward, leadership. Number 8 resonates with karma – the Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect.
Number 8 is the number of power and strength and symbolizes the principles of domination, control and achievement. Number 8 is the number of ‘karma’, and carries within it the Universal Law of Truth that is ’cause and effect’- ‘as you reap, so shall you sow.’
The repeating number 8 is a message for you to keep your finances in check ensuring that you have set solid foundations for yourself and your loved ones. The Universe and your angels will always ensure that you are supported, but it is your responsibility to make sure that you are living up to your full potential in order to tread your ‘right’ life path. Angel Number 88 suggests that past work and effort will be justly rewarded, so continue in this vein in order to maintain the flow of abundance into your life.
Your life purpose is fully supported by the Universe. The Universe is abundant and generous and wishes to reward you. Great financial prosperity is yours, now and in the future. Angel Number 888 means that a phase in your life is about to end and is a sign of forewarning to enable you to prepare yourself and your life accordingly. This number sequence may also indicate that you are winding up an emotional, career or relationship phase in your life.
Spiritual atomic energy in balance, thoughts power with discrimination and responsibility, truth with honest simplicity, initiation, Master Disciple, impeccable discipline, mastery of self control, transmutation of emotional and physical temptation.
For astrological information – For Empaths & Sensitives, information on 888 Lion’s Gateway click here
Happy New World… 888 is the doorway into the new, we are ALL here to live joyful, fun, abundant lives… follow your joy & simply allow 😉
The Top 3 Mistakes that Professional Women in their 30’s Make That Keep Them Depressed & Miserable At Work!
It’s time to step into your new world and create a life you love? Today is the first day of the rest of the life you CHOOSE.
My passion is guiding wonderful women to create their very own Heaven on Earth. The first step is to get clarity on life purpose and soul purpose.
When we do work we love, you create a powerful foundation, a beautiful new structure to build everything else on.
From 3 – 1, the things that DO NOT assist Women in creating a life they love….
3. Blinkered Focus…
What we put our attention on, we create. Women are often unaware of the beliefs, self talk and opinions that consist of their ‘inner voice’ or ‘gremlin’. Basically their thoughts are not empowering. And the opinions of others don’t inspire. They then lead to emotions which aren’t empowering and uplifting.
Begin to notice your self talk. Replace any negative thoughts and beliefs with positive ones. Become aware of those times when you feel like giving up on your dreams.
Start to become aware of your concerns and worries; 90% fo what we worry about never comes true.
What would be like if you did follow your dreams, your heart, and eventually create the life you love. Use your imagination as the bridge between the here and now, and what you would love to create.
Take my word for it, EVERYTHING is made up. Luckily so are our beliefs …
For instance, a common belief is that we’re not good enough. If this resonates, how about you list all the wonderful things you’ve acheived? You might need to enlist a friend or partner for this exercise, as it often takes someone else to help us to realise our magnificence. Once you do this, and you see the wonderful things you HAVE created, then start imagining what you could create when both your mind, heart AND soul are also playing the game. Sooo start making up what you DO love. Use your imagination to dream up the life you would love, worry is such a ridiculous use of the imagination. Shift your perspective for 2014 and have fun with it!
2. It’s Never Too Late
Know that There IS enough time!
It’s a known fact, that when we take our last breaths, we only regret the things we haven’t done. It’s so common if someone is told they only have a year or a month or whatever to live, they start doing everything they love. Then they go into remission, and become well again! Don’t wait til it’s too late! Live the life you love now. Become aware of the things you’d love to do, but maybe you talk yourself out of them for time reasons, or even for money reasons.
I love the quotation; ‘shoot for the moon, if you miss you’ll end up in the stars.’
You might have invested a lot in the life you’re living now, but is it fulfilling. Is it causing you stress? Louise Hay the famous author, and life changer set up ‘Hay House Publishing’ probably the most successful publishing house for spiritual books in her 50s AFTER she’d been diagnosed with an incurable disease. She simply said NO to that life, and created the life she does love. Think of the amount of people whose lives she’s changed. MORE than millions!
Is it fair that you’re sitting around thinking it’s too late when you could be a future life changer? Is it fair to those people who could do with your assistance, your story, your inspiration to NOT go for the life you love?
1. Get clarity on what you WOULD love….
So many women simply continue on the stressful treadmill, going to a job, working waay more than 9-5 in a job they hate. Then they spend their money on posh clothes and holidays, because they’re simply not happy with the life they’re living.
I did this for many years, although I used to use things that were much more harmful to my health to resolve my tension. I was close to a nervous breakdown before I realised I could kill myself living a miserable life. I was even fooling myself that I was making a difference in the world as I produced a “Jerry Springer” type show 🙁 Back then I didn’t have all the tools and knowledge I have now, the most wonderful one being the ability to tune into my own higher wisdom in an accurate tangible way.
Create the vision, dream about the things you DO like. What direction is your soul calling you to take? Write a list. Design your ‘ideal day’. These are all great ideas and they work! If I ever feel like I’m losing connection with my heart and what I love, I write a list of the things I’d do on my ‘Ideal Day’, it’s sooo liberating, and often they are all things I can do right now, so I do, and it shifts me into a much higher gear, more blissful living.
I remember New Year more than ten years ago, I left the television industry a while before and I did one of those exercises where you write down how you’d love your life to be. I wrote down ‘to be a full time healer’ and instantly I became aware of my ‘inner voice’ or ‘gremlin’ piping up and saying ‘yeah right, you???? Ha! As if!’ So funny.
That was a long time ago, and not only have I already been a full time healer, I’ve become so much more, more happy, fulfilled, confident and real!
Read on as I’m sharing a groovy way to actually visit your version of Heaven on Earth later, so you get clarity on the direction your soul is calling you to take WITHOUT any negativity clouding the way.
The ability to love your work is something that fascinated me for many, many years before I managed to actually DO work I love. I really didn’t think it was possible – isn’t work just something that brings in the pay cheque at the end of the month? Lol. Whenever I met someone who did something they loved I used to put them on a pedestal, as some unbelievable icon of a person living a life I could never have!
When I was a television producer which was a fun, dream job, but it eventually turned into a nightmare. I was super stressed, working 70 hours a week, unhealthy and frequently ill. I really didn’t see any way out so I stuck it out for many years. I’d invested a lot into getting to the top of the career ladder, only to realise that ladder was leaning against the wrong building. It took courage and a leap into the unknown to leave, and I have NEVER looked back. That was over thirteen years ago and I’m pleased to say that I’m now fully on purpose and loving this grand adventure of a life. Having had such a difficult path to creating what I DO love, I now guide others to create a life on purpose, taking not the difficult bus, or even the easy bus, but the MAGIC bus.
I’m fascinated by the state of being ‘in flow’. It’s the space that racing drivers go into when they’re overtaking at ridiculous mph, or athletes, when time and space disappear and their only focus is on winning…. It’s like time slows down to allow them to enter a zone of magic and win the race. The state of consciousness reached when space & time stand still. When you’re totally captivated in what you’re doing. There are no thoughts of time, food or surroundings; there are simply no thoughts! It’s a feeling of being high and it’s a higher state of consciousness.
I realised recently that it’s the consciousness of being in oneness, of being connected with the divine. I experienced this ‘aha’ moment while in a Chocolate Ceremony in Spain a couple of weeks ago. As I sat there, totally ‘in the zone’ and blissed out I realised that this state of bliss is our natural state.
When I was sooo scared of leaving my media job, I could never in a gazamillion years that one day I’d be guiding others to GLOW IN THEIR FLOW. Now that’s what lights me up; connecting people with their passion, their flow and their divinity.
What lights you up?
What sparks you into that space of bliss where time and space don’t exist?
What are the doubts you hold that say you can’t do it?
Get clarity and connect with your Magnificence.
This is an invitation to join me between Solstice, Saturday 21st December and January 8th, 2014. There’s a new moon on New Years Day, after that we’ve got a week long portal for powerful intention-setting, and new paradigm creating juiciness! This is a super powerful time to get clarity on the life your soul is calling you to take, and discover what has prevented you from creating the life of your dreams.
Join the call live, or listen to the recording anytime afterwards.
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Aloha 🙂 Updated Mon 17th February 2014
The 13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate – Cacao Ceremony Time! (haga clic aquí para español).
Do you know that chocolate is actually medicine?
How cool is that?
It is one of the most powerful, gentle facilitators, teachers and guides on the planet – and it is delicious too!
The Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used Chocolate for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. In its purest form (unlike much of the chocolate available in the mainstream), it is a powerful assistant for ‘inner work’, creative guidance and so much more.
Read on to discover how this delicious superfood can help you!
The 13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate – Cacao Ceremony Time – And Connecting with ‘The Spirit of Cacao’…
13. HEART OPENER
Chocolate opens the heart and allows for a deeper, authentic love based connection with yourself, others, the world and all of life.
12. SHAMANIC JOURNEYING
It promotes powerful journeying and connection with your spiritual wisdom.
11. THERAPY – SOVEREIGN (RATHER THAN CODEPENDENT)
Helps to bring awareness to anything that has been preventing you from creating the life you love.
It aids in the recognition, and release of repetitive patterns
You will become aware of any beliefs and blocks which could prevent you from creating the life you love.
10. CONNECTION WITH HIGHER SELF
Stronger connection with the higher self (intuition, soul, God, Goddess etc.).
This leads to an enhanced connection with your own power and truth; your divinity.
Chocolate is a powerful facilitator allowing you to delve into your pain.
“You gotta feel it to heal it.”
Once you FEEL your pain (sadness, anger, grief etc. etc.), you won’t keep manifesting situations to feel these feelings.
You will live a freer, happier life, without constantly being triggered.
When you release these emotions, it allows more light, love and magic into your life.
This is ‘Heaven on Earth’.
9. EFFECTIVE MEDITATION
Powerful, otherworldly and deep meditation, enabling you to connect with your spiritual nature, accessing the wisdom within.
Meditation is much easier and more beneficial; silencing the mind becomes easy – hence the space for healing occurs.
‘The healing occurs in the stillness.’
It calms the left brain chatter, and allows us to delve more into that ‘no mind’ space of bliss.
8. ‘GET’ ANY LEARNINGS IN YOUR ENTIRE BEING… NOT JUST YOUR HEAD
Profound embodiment of new learnings. This allows you to feel in your body what you know in your head. The teachings you might already be aware of are ‘understood‘, you suddenly ‘get‘ them on a deeper level.
For instance, the teaching that we are all love, and love is all there is.
You might logically know this, and want to believe it and live it, but you wonder HOW to embody it?
Is it true?
Chocolate aids the pathway to living and FEELING this love, this bliss, the state of being which IS FLOW, ONENESS and LOVE…..
Indigenous Costa Rican Shaman
7. A JOURNEY TO ONENESS LOVE ENLIGHTENMENT
Feelings of oneness, enlightenment and ecstasy.
This results in more love in your life, leading to more effective manifestation and a more powerful, familiar connection with your magnificence and spiritual capacities.
When you access this state; bliss, love, the vortex, the ‘zone’, flow, whatever you want to call it, you can manifest what you love.
You also enter into the state where what you love, comes to you!
Your lover, clients, abundance, vibrant health – you name it.
6. MALE FEMALE ENERGY BALANCE WITHIN
More enhanced, balanced, connected male & female energy.
Male and female energies are within everyone.
When these energies are in balance, you live a harmonious life magnetising all you love TO you.
This integration also leads to enhanced effectiveness as the divine creator and super manifesting machine that you are, in essence.
The balance of male and female energies allows you to receive inspiration (feminine energy) AND act on it (masculine energy).
Chocolate is the ONLY food which
Connects your left brain & your right brain!!!
5. ENHANCED CREATIVITY
Access to the ‘one mind’ or unity consciousness allowing the connection with creative ideas.
You enter a zone where you are receiving ‘aha’ moments, inspiration, ideas. With the enhanced male/female balance, these are made manifest….
4. IMPROVED YOGA, CHI KUNG AND SIMILAR PRACTICES
More effective, deeper, profound, easier yoga and chi kung practice.
Your practice improves on every level; physical, mental, spiritual, emotional.
This is probably the case with other practices too (aikido, kick boxing etc.) but I have yet to try other – so let me know!
3. CONNECTION TO HIGHER DIMENSIONS
A deeper, stronger connection with ‘the light’, the new, higher dimensions, raising your vibration.
Posing with a Chocolate Tree and friend in Costa Rica
2. CAREER GUIDANCE – CROSSROADS CLARITY
More clarity, ideas and connection with your life purpose.
Clarity on your talents, skills and how you are here to serve – you easily connect with your creative abilities; writing, painting, dancing, music or whatever floats your boat really.
Flow is the one thing that those who are successful in business experience. Whether ‘spiritual’ or not. From this state creation, and abundance…. FLOWS!
1. FUN – The Reason We Are Here!
Chocolate is a gentle, powerful feminine force. It is the force for the new world. In fact ‘power’ is a better word than ‘force’.
By surrendering to the essence and energy of Chocolate, you can step into the higher dimensions. It facilitates a deep Shamanic experience of ‘being in the world but not of it’ or ‘having a foot in both worlds’.
You become the Ascended Master on earth… bringing Heaven TO Earth. It shows you how you can shift your perception so life can be fun.
That is what we are here for, to have fun!
This was the learning I got when I lived in Hawaii and I swam with the wild dolphins almost every day. They kept telling me (telepathically), FUN FUN FUN. However, it took me about 5 years to master the teaching… in fact I’m still getting my head around it.
We’re here to have fun, if it’s not fun, don’t do it, or MAKE IT FUN!
Is Chocolate A Drug?
Well, if you think that tobacco, coffee and alcohol are drugs, then I guess so.
Chocolate wasn’t popular as a psychoactive in the 60’s because it’s not actually psychedelic (although many experience visions and powerful journeys in my ceremonies).
It is is gaining a lot of popularity now, because of all the shifts on the planet and people recognise its power.
We have come to a tipping point. As chocolate connects you with your heart, it also connects you with something bigger…. God, the Universe, Spirit, your higher self… whatever you want to call it.
It’s the magical space you enter when you appreciate a phenomenal sunset… before the mind chips in and goes;
‘Oooheee – look, she’s having one of ‘those’ experiences!’ Lol..
Do you know what I mean?
Anyway, I digress, I discovered this magic a few years ago on a trip round the world and it totally changed my life. Below, I share my journey and 13 Spiritual benefits of using chocolate for ceremonial and spiritual purposes.
Most of the chocolate available in the marketplace is full of sugar and additives. The beans are often hybridised, or low quality, so it doesn’t have a powerful effect. The chocolate that I work with facilitates a deeper journey, and intense feelings of BLISS.
Messages From The Dolphins (the most intelligent of mammals).
The messages that the dolphins deliver, and the basis of Hawaiian Shamanism… It’s all about FUN, LOVE, BREATHING (consciously) and CONNECTION 🙂 I spent many months swimming with wild dolphins in Hawaii, they communicated with me daily, and eventually we had a very sovereign relationship (once I stopped depending on them for healing lol). They continually reminded me:
BREATHE … HAVE FUN … LOVE … CONNECT … FLOW!
The importance of these messages has been communicated to me recently in my own work and through witnessing what others gain in ceremonies and one to one sessions. It facilitates the clearing of deep psychological, emotional, and spiritual blocks. It allows one to get to the root of any emotion or even any physical ailment, to discover why they have it and in turn feeling the emotion related to it; subsequently healing the original dis-ease and releasing it.
The number thirteen is a powerful number; the number of the Goddess. During the patriarchy, we were led to believe that 13 is unlucky as it is the number attributed to the power – the gentle power of the feminine.
When the patriarchy came to the fore, it was ruled as ‘unlucky’ because they wanted us to fear the power of the Goddess and women in general. It represents the new world of love and peace which is being created right now.
Back Story – How I discovered the magical, spiritual, medicinal qualities of chocolate!
I arrived in Guatemala at 11.11 on 11/11/12 feeling VERY curious, and a little afraid.
It was very synchronistic that I landed at those times, the flight was delayed and as I flew in, I was greeted not only by these (very significant) numbers but also by 4/5 bolts of lightning – at eye level!
This was a sure sign that this was probably not going to be an ordinary adventure!!
The numbers have many meanings (click here to check them out).
My visit was also timed with the important dates which would occur the month after (12/12/12 and 21/12/12), the dates famed as being the end of the Mayan calendar, time as we know it, and a 26,00 year cycle. This was much celebrated and talked about worldwide, with some even thinking the world would end on 21 December 2012! What resonated for me, was that it would be the end of the world … as we know it, and the beginning of a new one. The world of LOVE…
After arriving in Guatemala and spending some time in Antigua, a really beautiful city, and World Heritage centre, intuition, and a very dear friend guided me to buy a ticket to Lake Atitlan. I did so, and travelled the very next day. I arrived in San Marcos, a haven of healing portals in the Highlands of Guatemala. I still felt the fear. I had no idea why I was there and as I acknowledged my fear, and total submersion into the unknown, it was soon transmuted after I asked my favourite question; ‘What would I love?’ I actually can’t remember my answer, but I have a few ideas. Anyway, soon after (minutes), I met a wonderful lady who told me about ‘The Chocolate Shaman’ and his ceremonies. That was day one in San Marcos, day two I attended my first ceremony!
I had no idea about the magical properties of chocolate and that the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used it for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes. People from all over the world gathered in circle, to drink cacao, and drop from their head to their heart. They experienced healing, while having fun and journeyed deep within to a place where all their answers lay.
The Chocolate Shaman initially connected with the Spirit of Cacao nearly 10 years ago. She told him that Cacao would be ‘The Food for the Shift’. This started his journey of discovery, and ended up with him using Chocolate in its purest form as a medicine, to open others hearts, and return people to their innate power & magnificence.
I spent some months going to Ceremonies and learning about chocolate and surrendering to the ‘stuff” that I needed to let go of. It was totally life-transforming for me, and the path that I ‘thought’ I was going to take from then on, totally changed. I chose to add Sacred Chocolate to my Shaman’s Toolbag and hold ceremonies – well actually it was all totally intuitively guided. I invited a friend to come to my first one – and I loved it. From then on, people asked me to hold them, they got the people to come, they got the venues, all I needed to do was turn up! Now THAT is flow!
The Spirit of Cacao spoke to me – gently, yet powerfully and showed me this was my true path. In fact when I did a Shamanic Journey before I went to Guatemala, I had a vision of myself running what seemed to be Ayahuasca ceremonies – and I was a little surprised. As much as I respect Aya, and I have attended ceremonies it did not resonate as my path. Of course, it wasn’t long before I realised the similarities in a Cacao Ceremony and an Ayahuasca Ceremony. You sit in circle, drink an elixir and have a powerful, (fun with Chocolate), profound experience. The difference being that chocolate will show you the door, it will not push you through. Intention is the key …
I was honoured to have been invited by The Spirit of Cacao to share her magic – her gentle, yet powerful guiding ways all over the planet. Since then, I have continued to build a strong connection with The Spirit of Cacao as the powerful teacher, facilitator and guide that she is.
“Chocolate; The Food For The Shift!”
My experiences since then confirm that Chocolate truly IS the food for the shift.
I have seen so many transformations, and people discovering their purpose, joy, confidence and walking the path their soul called them to take. In my ceremonies I use my Healing, Intuitive Coaching & Shamanic tools from a 16 year professional adventure into the unknown, raising the mists of my own beliefs and assumptions and becoming more of who I was born to be. I’ve been creating more and more of the life I love. Through that, I’ve been guiding others so that they not only create a life THEY love, but also go on to teach others to do so too. Sharing the magical secrets of alchemy and the elixirs of life worldwide!
“We must be the change we wish to see.”
The use of Chocolate has taken my work and the results in others lives to another level. It creates a beautiful cauldron of love, allowing what needs to be released to transmute – thus allowing more room for extra doses of light, love and magic.
During Chocolate Ceremonies, people connect with deep feelings of bliss, love and joy – their FLOW!
They sometimes journey through a variety of emotions which are stuck – these may have caused illness, repetitive patterns, conflict, confusion, lack of abundance, love and basic lack of joy and fulfilment in their lives. They gain deep realisations about their purpose, the meaning of life and the direction their soul is calling them to take.
There’s often wondrous ‘aha’ moments on why certain things have been a perceived ‘problem’ and how, in fact, now they can see that it’s their greatest gift. With this knowledge, the journey forward is more empowered without the old ‘story’ but with a renewed awareness of the gifts they’ve been granted, even through the story! This fresh start empowers them to step into their power in a way they’ve never before experienced (often with them using Chocolate in their work).
The planet is changing, WE are changing and there’s a need for a great number of teachers to become guides for the rest of the planet. There are a lot of pain bodies to be soothed and transmuted, and I’m working with the next wave of teachers. As Eckhart Tolle said, dealing with the pain body is one of the most important, and much needed jobs of the current years.
Chocolate The Superfood
Apart from the fact that Chocolate is a magical medicine, it also has a lot of positive health benefits. It is a superfood, it’s delicious and it’s also an aphrodisiac!
Since my discovery about the magical uses for Chocolate I journeyed to Hawaii & Canada where I held Ceremony, but I also journeyed to Costa Rica and I met tribes who still use Chocolate for these purposes. They also use it for initiations for new born babies, teenagers and pregnant women.
The Spirit of Cacao was one of the most revered of the ancient Mayan Deities. They called Cacao ‘The water that runs through the heart’. Chocolate is a Sacred, Medicinal, Psychoactive, Plant and Theobroma or cacao actually means “Food of the Gods”.
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My smoothie inventions….
Sitting at a desk with my computer and catching up!
My friends, sovereign connections.
I LOVE Hawaii, especially The Big Island.
My family, the dogs I love and the dogs I’ve yet to love!
The men in my life, my friends, my potentials, my exes, my brothers and my dad.
Freediving, snorkelling and dolphins.
I love chi kung on the beach.
I love my home.
I love trees, especially Yew trees, Banyan trees, Willows and Horse Chestnut trees.
I love my Goddessness… I love your Goddessness… and your Godliness.
I love the force and gentleness of nature. I love nature as my greatest teacher.
I love manifesting my Land of Plenty.
I love big round tables covered with food and surrounded by my friends and family.
I LOVE running Chocolate Ceremonies.
I LOVE the new world…. 🙂
I love sunshine.
I love Ireland.
I love my mum.
I love mysteries, especially the mysteries of Shamanism.
I love beetroot, spinach and great wine.
I love massaging my kale salad for 5 meditative minutes…… then sharing it with leftovers for days!
I love books and I ADORE my Kindle.
I really, really love my sisters, family and girlfriends, and all those friends I have yet to meet.
And today… I really love me!
[Update… December 27, 2014, see bottom of post for a GREAT YouTube piece Celebrities talk “The Law of Attraction]
As I slowly, gleefully sip a ceremonial does of cacao, with tingles all over my body from a powerful download of wisdom and guidance, I share some magic with you.
Life is good. Life is good, because of the learnings. Those learnings that continually come from some really, really painful, tough times and clearing my ‘stuff’; i.e my negative emotions and beliefs.
We’re all on an interesting journey as we come into our power and connect with our divinity (blog on what “A Woman in Our Power” is click here). As we experience tough times, it’s sooo important to keep that in mind – that we are Divine Magnificent Beings, or spiritual beings having a human experience.
Anyway, I digress; I’m writing about the Law of Attraction right? What’s the LoA got to do with tough times? Well, when we move through our tough times, we get light infusions (light = wisdom), so as we learn, and grow, we become lighter. We attract more of what we love. We do this by simply FEELING the emotions, whatever they might be. That clears them, leaving us to manifest what we love.
There’s often a lot of fear around actually being real and feeling our stuff; fear, pain, anger and other emotions.
Sunset, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
The Law of Attraction made big news nearly ten years ago when the movie ‘The Secret’ was launched. I remember watching it and jumping & dancing around my home celebrating at the message it conveyed. My partner had been telling me about all this magic for years; how your thoughts and words create your reality. I must admit, there was a part of me that doubted him, could it really be that simple, and how does it work? I wondered.
When I watched the film I truly celebrated – I was SO happy it was true and this information was now in the mainstream.
As great as ‘The Secret’ was though, it also brought up a lot of confusion, doubt and fear. Many people thought that you had to feel amazing all the time. They thought that if you felt any negative emotions, you would attract negativity.
This is not true. It’s SO important to bear this in mind as we create the new paradigm. We MUST feel our feelings to clear them. Alchemise them. Otherwise they’re lurking around under the surface in your subconscious creating again, what you don’t love.
Your Magnificence comes from those feelings, as does enlightenment. There’s no quick route to a blissful life, it’s the journey and it’s through continually allowing yourself to feel your feelings that you get to bliss. I don’t suggest you wallow in them, just be real and allow yourself to feel them. Neither do I recommend drowning them with things like alcohol, drugs, smoking and busy-ness, but just start being conscious of them, allow.
As Joseph Campbell says;
‘Pain is inherent,
Suffering is optional.’
There’s SUCH peace underneath those feelings if you simply allow yourself to sit with them, and I can’t speak highly enough of the Attitude of Gratitude….
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
And creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
If you look at my blog Beliefs & The Power of The Subconscious Mind you’ll see that it’s the subconscious that creates our reality. So if our negative emotions are tucked away there, if we’re ignoring them, or we’re afraid to simply FEEL them, we create more situations where we HAVE to feel them. For instance the same relationship patterns with partners, bosses, etc. etc. That’s why those that push our buttons are our best teachers.
As one of my Shamanic teacher used to say; ‘There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself’. When we fear something, we’re giving our power away, we give power to whatever we fear… therefore that’s what we manifest (see below for many celebrities’ view on this.) When we shift the fear, we have all that power we’ve been channelling (subconsciously) into the fear, we take the hand of fear, and walk with it… shifting the power towards what we love, walking the path our soul is calling us to take… in love.
We’re all Masters of the Law of Attraction, because we’re constantly creating.
Are you creating what you love OR what you don’t love? Look at your life now for instant feedback. It’s a reflection of your past thoughts. We’re all manifesting things we DON’T want as well as those we DO want.
When you clear your negative emotions, you have room for the juicy high vibrations to create what you DO love.
The Law of Clarity
When you’re clear of the negative emotions (anger, frustration, grief, sadness etc.) that recreate unwanted situations and patterns in your life, you’re a clear vessel. You vibrate with feelings of joy, love, happiness, peace and THEN you create that magic in your life, attracting what you love.
Use gratitude for where you are now and what you have; this is the bridge to even more magical outcomes. Let me know how you get on with The Law of Clarity and please feel free to share this post.
I love you!
For information on a FREE consultation and how it will put you on the path of your soul, of clarity, and attracting what you love click here.
December 27, 2014 – Watch this 8 min YouTube video Celebrities Talk ‘The Law of Attraction” click here…
With Richard Gere, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon & Jim Carrey
They seem to be talking about ‘The Law of Clarity’.. Enjoy creating lovelies, and feel free to share this blog on your social networks and with friends. Aloha x
Remember your power!
In any moment, in any situation, you have the power of choice.
Choose who you spend time with.
Choose how you feel.
Choose your dreams.
Choose your state of being.
Choose what action to take.
Choose how you interpret anything.
Choose whether, or how you react to someone or a situation.
The more you choose to be in love, the more you are being the change you wish to see in the world.
This DOES mean speaking your truth, and being courageous enough to be real with others.
In fact, it’s all about being real; from the motivation of love, rather than fear.
Good luck & I love you!
I’m so very excited because this is…
The first day of the life I choose…
It’s also the first day I’m using the tools from a wonderful course called ‘Blogging from the Heart’ with Susannah Conway. I LOVE writing, but I have a juicy little inner critic who always asks me ‘is this the way it’s meant to be done?’ About my inner gremlin; after spending most of my life not conscious of it, then conscious, then berating it, now I love it, we’re friends and I love its little tricks 🙂 As I’ve become conscious of it, I’ve taken the power out of its negativity. I LOVE blogging because there’s actually no ‘right way’ to do it. We’re all unique, and blogging gives us a chance to shine and share our ways; there is no right or wrong.
I was drawn to this course because I know that when I speak from the heart it’s truthful communication sometimes with joy, sadness, passion and raw vulnerablity. At least now, it’s becoming clear to me that that’s my current focus.
So what would I like to share today?
I’d like to offer a gentle stroke of your forehead. Y’know, we’re experiencing a time on this planet like never before. Everything is shifting and changing. What isn’t of light, beauty and love is coming up to be released.
Please be gentle with yourself dear soul, and remember the journey we’re on is like a spiral.
Old patterns WILL come up, but like the spiral of a fern unfurling its fronds towards the light, the spiral gets less and less until all of the fern is in the light. When you’re in a dark place, know that it’s all part of the process of showing your beauty to the sun and welcome it in. Darkness doesn’t exist in the sunshine, so shine, baby shine!
I love you Divine Wonder Full Being 😉
Love, light & magic,
Gerri (Geraldine) McMahon
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Like fertile soil, the subconscious takes everything in; it doesn’t discriminate in terms of what’s good or bad; everything goes in! I’ve always been intrigued by the power and capacity of the subconscious. It takes in 20 million bits of information every second, whereas the conscious mind can only process 40 bits of information a second. The subconscious can process 500 thousand times more than the conscious mind!
It would drive you crazy if everything was consciously experienced. What I find fascinating is that one of the filters consists of your beliefs and assumptions. Being aware of our beliefs is really important because they colour our world. If we’re subconsciously focused on a negative belief like ‘I’m powerless’, or ‘I’m not good enough’, that’s what we expect and that’s what shows up in our world because focus creates reality. Because the subconscious remembers everything; hypnotists and shamanic pracitioners can access it to clear deep problems, blocks, patterns and addictions. The root of every problem is held there; all of your memories; even down to the colour of the curtains in your bedroom when you were 2 years old (which hopefully wasn’t too much of a problem) is stored therein! 🙂
I’d like to share an example of a client, I have her permission, but let’s call her Rebecca anyway. She wanted to get to the root of her lack of success in relationships and the deep pain she constantly felt when she got close to someone. During a ‘Soul Discovery’ process we remembered an incident when she was 3 and she witnessed her mother and father having an argument after which her father left the house. She ‘made up’ that the row was directly related to her (when we’re children we believe the entire world revolves around us and everything relates to us). She believed that her father had rejected and abandoned her which resulted in her having the belief of being unworthy and unlovable; her assumption was that she’d be abandoned and rejected by the masculine.
Consequently, this is what happened over and over in her life. Either she’d attract men who would reject and abandon her, she’d believe so much that it was going to happen that in the end it did, or even when it wasn’t happening she believed that she was being abandoned and rejected. This had happened over and over again with men in her life. You see this is actually a gift, because those we love WILL push our buttons so we grow and learn and release the memory. This is especially the case with relationships which are forming now; the ‘new paradigm’ relationships.
We can’t create have a sovereign relationship with our old baggage and old world ways of being. This doesn’t mean we have to be perfect, but the old destructive patterns of control, blame, manipulation etc. are being gently (and sometimes not so gently lol) washed away. We’re been given the opportunity to see that whatever is showing up in our reality has to do with US and no one else.
So during this very powerful, deep process we explored this incident from the perspective of her higher self (her soul or the spiritual aspect of her). She realised that the argument between her parents was nothing to do with her. It was a random disagreement and her father had actually just left the house for a few hours to prevent the row from escalating. This gave her mother time to get out of her ‘pain body’ (to use an Eckhart Tolle phrase) and calm down. What dawned on Rebecca was that her mother and father loved each other deeply, but they weren’t very good at feeling it and expressing it. It was almost as if arguing was their unconscious way of ‘trying’ to connect and get love from the other. This pattern is showing up a lot in my sessions over the last few years, our parents inability to express love which leads to all sorts of chaos.
Rebecca had had an awareness of her beliefs and patterns before this session, but seeing it from the higher perspective allowed her to feel deep sadness at having held onto the belief for so long, this was then transmuted into love. With that awareness she was able to really feel it on the physical level. She could literally feel, in her body how she had continually created feelings of rejection and abandonment. Before she’d just been aware of it in her head, but she got it on a deep, cellular level. Once she had this realization, it stopped the pattern, because it was all made up. She could also see how it was all divinely planned so she could learn this lesson. Rebecca is now in a wonderful, sovereign relationship with the man of her dreams and coaches others. This man may at some point abandon or reject her (before even if her partner went away for a day she’d feel deep pain, rejection & abandonment), but now, she doesn’t have the same buttons, so she won’t react and subsequently feel the pain she felt before.
I think I know my pattern, now what?
Having an awareness of your beliefs and assumptions is really important because that allows you to take the power out of them. We attract our reality depending on what we’re making up. I don’t recommend trying to change your beliefs. When we try to change our beliefs, the focus is still on them. For instance, someone with an ‘I’m not good enough’ belief might be a perpetual student, or a high flyer to try and prove that they ARE good enough. By trying to change that belief, the focus is still on the belief so they try and try, and still they feel ‘not good enough’. It’s like the flowerbed, we’re still focusing on the weeds and giving them energy.
Where’s The Power?
If you use the example of shareholders in a company, if you’ve got 51% of the shares, you’ve got power in the company. The same with our focus, if 51% (or more) of your focus is on a belief, then that’s got the power and you manifest the belief, rather than what you love.
I used to use affirmations for years but the more I said “I love and approve of myself” or words to that effect I was actually still focusing on being unworthy and of not loving myself so I’d end up totally depressed! You don’t see Richard Branson or the like saying ‘Each and every day I’m getting better and better’, he just does! I’d also like to add here that Richard’s favourite pastime is daydreaming, he doesn’t just dream though, he takes action on his dreams (rather than on his beliefs). His power and focus are not on his beliefs.
This is the key… it’s what you take ACTION on that creates your reality, if you take action after your thoughts of ‘I’m not worthy’ then that’s what you manifest………
The Key Is….. CREATE!
Focus your attention on a higher vibration and CREATE, CREATE, CREATE what you love! Focus on your life purpose. When you’re doing what you love, this automatically results in making a difference in the world. Whether you’re an artist, a teacher, a therapist or whatever, when you’re doing what you love, you’re focusing on a higher structure, you’re creating and your focus is on your heart; your treasure. Rather than seeking outside of you like the character in ‘The Alchemist’ you realise that your treasure is within.
Even More Magic
Something magical happens when you’re not trying to change your belief and you’re focussing on creating what you love, fulfilling your life purpose. You realise you ARE powerful, you are capable; lovable and worthy of everything you love. Whatever your belief was, you realise it’s absolute codswollop, it’s sooo not true! It takes will to focus on what you would love, the higher and lower vibrations are always competing but the highest vibration will always win. When you’re in service to a higher purpose, the higher wins. It takes will to stay focussed on what you’d love, rather than your beliefs. It’s like going to the gym, you don’t go once and think that’s it for the rest of your life, it’s like a muscle, it takes practice and exercising it over and over again.
I love you, you delicious, worthy wonderful human being 😉