CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Making A Connection With The Energies Of Your Crystals And Stones”

The primary step for knowing how you can work with stones and crystals will be learning to sense their energy. There are a few ways in which you can open the paths of establishing communication between your crystal and you.

However, the most significant thing when it comes to working with stones and crystals would be to have personal experiences with stones and crystals.

In order to start a particular relationship with stones or crystals, you can start rubbing the hands together so that you can awaken the centers of energy in the hands.

In this way, you create a field of energy. You can even become conscious of certain sensations in the hands, and warmth or tingling may also arise.

After that, you should put the hands over your crystal or stone, or you can place it directly in the hands. Then, tune into its frequency and notice if any sensation is there that you can feel. What can you feel from the crystal? That the needed time in order to truly connect or tune into what you sense.

You can begin with the physical body. While you hold the crystal, think of the physical sensations which you pick up. Do you sometimes feel cold or hot, grounded or energized?

Is your heart beating faster or are you feeling lightheaded? You have to check how the physical body feels while you are still holding the stone.

Then, keep holding the stone, while you are tuning into emotional sensations which you can feel. Pay attention to how you actually feel on emotional level.

Do you sometimes feel excited or happy, grateful, calm, relaxed or sad? You have to pay attention to your feelings which you are still holding the stone.

The following step would be tuning into the mental state. So, what are your mental experiences? Are you feeling scattered? Do you experience mental clarity?

Can you feel the anxiety or stress melting away? You just have to tune into everything that happens and be in attendance with this experience for several minutes.

Right now, as you are having this information, or having these experiences with the crystal, you should see whether you may understand how this stone can be helpful for you in life. If this stone provided you with calmness and relaxation, it may be the perfect one you can utilize for relieving stress or sleeping.

Perhaps this stone provided you with awakening and excitement. This may be the ideal crystal you may utilize when you feel the need of being more productive or energized.

There will really be no wrong or right to the interpretations when it comes to using your stone. You should be your personal guide and believe in everything that comes towards you.

You can even hold the crystals at the Heart Center, listening for any message from it. Remember to thank your stone and also sent it some light and love for the connection it had with you.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

EHSIDA BISSET: “The NEW Emerging Divine Masculine”

To feel what is inside builds strength and character. To feel is to heal and embrace new power.

There is a silent, yet robust revolution occurring on earth right now within a soul tribe of masculines who are breaking free from previously approved identities pertaining to what being a man has meant in society.

As young boys these souls felt an explosion inside; a burning yearning passionate fire to become more than a blip in the darkness of time. To transform, to improve, to inspire, heal and restructure the template. They looked out at life and noticed… something is very wrong here. Something is very out of balance. They stood out from the crowd and they were ridiculed for it, eventually succumbing to merge with companions. Yet, within they remained rebels, thinking outside the box, questioning the establishment, dancing to the beat of their own inner drummer… all the while smoldering with the torturous inner pain of shutting off from their own intuitive hearts. This tore them up inside… often leading to inner and outer violence from lack of feeling free to express the smoldering embers of their soul.

These men know something deep within is stirring right now… something they have unconsciously coveted, yet feared. Something they knew its time would come, and, in anticipation and panic, they watch each moment as the stringent mental boundaries they strived to uphold crumble away.

Stepping out of their ancestors shoes, out of the societal ideals and dogmatic rules, out of feeling castrated by clinging karmic relationships and overwhelming responsibilities, moving almost barefoot on new ground… pulled in a difficult direction that topples life as they have known it. Can they trust this liberating volcano brewing inside?

No longer can they run with the crowd, or consort with blathering comrades who continually lure them down an infantile path of self destruction and illusion. They see no audience for their true hearts, they fear ostracization, alienation, desolation and yet, something inside continues to push them forward, away from the old stoic masculine path, the old male lineage that has left them crushed, trapped, empty, alone, judged, and misunderstood.

These men did their best to fit in, to be successful according to the old paradigm, to follow the rules and play the game that sucks their life-force and limits their creative spark with burdens, roles and duties they struggle to fulfill each day.

These emerging masculines are Wayshowers here to break free and lead the way for the rest… to set the example of what the true Divine Masculine looks like; how that effects the world; how that creates more balance, union and harmony for us all… just by trusting what is in their soul instead of thinking their way through life according to the confines of the matrix.

Yes, it is this group who in fear may have run for cover at times. Escape was their modus operandi. Alcohol, drugs, overwork or avoiding work through sheer defiance of the system. Constant travel, extreme sports, overspending to influence, juggling frivolous affairs and inappropriate options, seeking sexual release instead of true intimate connections; denying the tenderness extended. Suppressing emotions, cold behavior, dominating, commanding, and in some cases bullying, heartlessness and cruelty… diving deeply into the taste of discontent that leaves a man empty, yet falsely proud of his conquests. The bitterness and emptiness haunts them. Is this it? Is this the best it gets? They know it’s the end of the old cycle they used to represent, yet they know not who they are… to begin again as a man who allows himself to feel the true needs of his soul, instead of rationalizing behavior that leaves him vacant and unfulfilled.

Now… gently… deep within they are “feeling”… sensing the invisible support they have craved… a slight shift in the atmosphere, an opening within themselves and life all around. Higher realms are calling to them, it’s time, take off the mask and stand tall as the Divine Masculine you are.You can feel now. You can live from your heart and soul instead of the mental programming that has run you into the ground.

“Sell your soul for money, compromise your body for deadlines, buy more things, impress, be strong, dominate, be someone of importance so you get love,” no longer drives them. Love is not what they got, as much as it might be around them, their hearts were shut down unable to receive. Living lives of quiet desperation, they may still try to be dutiful to the old system, but a higher duty calls.

In their silent brooding, in the eye of the storm of confusion, they sense that thrilling excitement from childhood yet again; to explode with creative energy; to paint the world with a life force unique unto themselves. Spirit is calling. Their drive is increasing, their passion accelerating, their potential expanding… but for something they don’t quite understand. It’s a new masculine identity, a more empowering reality, a new reason for being, a new kind of strength that comes from the soul.

The rational logical mind has been detrimental on this particular adventure, berating them, judging them, stalling them, silencing them and leading them down the wrong path time and time again. There is inner guidance now, there is support, there is love from higher forces protecting and guiding this journey. They are not alone and they will succeed, because this is the mission for the emerging Divine Masculines here on earth, creating balance once again between the true masculine and feminine within. Without embracing their heart and soul, life remains pointless, empty and desolate… an ongoing disaster of mistakes, defeats, betrayals, confusion and false pride.

You are needed dear Divine Masculines. You are important. You are leaders on this bridge toward greater balance on earth between the masculine and feminine. As you embrace and reveal your heart and soul to yourself and those who align, you will realize all along you have been loved, you have been seen, you have been acknowledged, you are worthy. You did not receive before because that would have meant feeling. It is safe to feel now and you must feel to heal. You are the future balance of our world.

I applaud you. Standing ovation.

Ehsida

 

~via In5D.com

CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “3 Things That Indicate Your Vibration Is On The Rise”

As we proceed on our spiritual path, our vibrations reach higher levels. But there are no sure-shot means of tracking this growth. As a result, you might start doubting your progress and may get stuck in a state of confusion.

Though there is no definite way to pinpoint the level of your spiritual progress, the key to mapping it lies in paying attention to flows of energy. They call it your aura or Ki, the state of our energy reflects our vibrations and hence the level of our ascent.

The following are the three signals from our aura that we are on the right path:

 

1. Awareness of Energies of Others

Spiritual growth bolsters our power of intuition. As our frequencies become higher, we can feel the subtle differences between our and other energy fields more deeply. Thus, we become more aware of and sensitive to the aura of other people.

Due to our sensitivity to the aura of others, we tend to create powerful soul-connections with them, often resulting in forms of communication like telepathy. However, it also makes us receptive to the emotions associated with the people whose aura we come in contact with.

On the path to spiritual awakening, we all tend to become empaths and identify deeply with the sentiments of the people who cross our path. While this can leave us prone to depression when we meet negative people, it allows us to feel abundance and love in a more wholesome manner as our heart-chakra is open to positive energy.

2. Our Energies Grow Strong

As we evolve spiritually, our auras grow stronger and bigger. Our energies become full of love, for ourselves, and the universe.

Since the energy of love is exceedingly attractive, you will find people are naturally drawn to you, eager to listen to what you have to say. Children and animals, who can also sense your aura of love, also become comfortable and friendly in your presence.

3. You Learn to Let Go

When our vibrations rise, we also feel relieved and lighter. This is because of the energy of love helps us to cleanse our soul of past wounds and patterns.

This helps us escape from the emotional hell-hole where we get stuck when we hold on to our scars, fears and pains. Instead of holding on to clutter in our soul, we let go and make room for more positive energy to enter.

If you see these changes in your energy pattern, be assured that you are on the right track. Enlightenment is not far away!

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

BARRIE DAVENPORT: “17 Reasons Why Being An Intuitive Empath Is A Gift”

Do you ever feel like you have a heightened sense of understanding and emotion for other people’s feelings?

Maybe you feel like you are really good at reading people or you simply have an inclination toward being empathic.

If so, you might be an intuitive empath.

Being an intuitive empath means you have a high sensory perception and can actually be impacted by other people’s energies.

You have an innate ability to perceive those around you. But, being an empath is more than just being an especially sensitive person, and it isn’t limited to simply feeling and expressing emotions.

It is often said that empaths are naturally intuitive, and while this is true for some empaths, it is not true for all. But, if someone is intuitive, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have a lot of empathy. Some believe the words are interchangeable, but the two abilities are actually quite different.

Empathy is one’s concern with things other than oneself — the external world. It is the ability to sense the feelings and energy of other people and one’s surroundings.

However, intuition is the internal feelings one has to evaluate and understand a situation. While it still involves absorbing the outside world, the final component is very internal.

When empathy and intuition come together, a very unique ability is born, and those who hold this trait have a special gift.

What is a true empath?

A true empath is one who can feel the pain of other people as their own. They can also feel the joy that other people feel.

Because of this, a true empath often likes to help people in order to make those around them happy and therefore be able to feel that happiness themselves.

Empaths are great listeners who never ignore people and refuse to be fake or put on a facade.

These traits probably sound like they could apply to a lot of good people, but a true empath helps other people to the point of exhaustion and is very sensitive– not only to people’s emotions but also to external factors in the environment, such as light, noise, and motion.

Intuitive Empath Traits

There are many traits that intuitive empaths share. For example, they strongly dislike seeing other people suffer and often avoid watching the news or even sad movies because of this.

After feeling strong negative emotions, intuitive empaths are then likely to feel physical symptoms in addition to their emotional despair, such as a headache and fatigue.

Intuitive empaths have a tendency to remain attached to people who are in need, even if it is not in their own best interest.

This may be a stranger or could be a partner, which puts intuitive empaths at risk for being in toxic relationships.

Some of these traits may sound like negative things, but being an empath is a gift in many ways. Here are 17 reasons why this capacity to understand other people is actually a good thing.

 

17 Reasons Why Intuitive Empaths Have A Gift

 

1. Empaths surround themselves with positive things.

When an empath sees something bad, they instinctively turn away so they don’t feel the negativity. Because of this, they try to surround themselves with only positive things.
This leads to empaths having positive friends who are aiming to live a happy and satisfying life.

Happiness is contagious, so one of the most effective ways to find happiness is to surround yourself with those who can create their own happiness and share it with others.

2. Empaths typically have meaningful careers.

Empathic people can often be found working as mentors, life coaches, and teachers. Because of their compassion for nature, they often either do volunteer work for the environment or make a career out of environmental activism.

Due to their acute senses, empaths love to spend countless hours going through nature and enjoying the songs of birds, the sounds of the ocean, and the smell of flowers.

Having a meaningful career or giving back to the community is a fulfilling way to lead a happy life.

3. They bring other people together.

People who are empathic find it deeply uncomfortable to watch other people be mean or hostile towards each other.

Due to their peaceful and easy-going nature, empaths often act as intermediaries to bring harmony between others who are at odds.

They have a gift of being peacemakers and reducing the stress of other people by decreasing any resentment that is being held.

4. They don’t rush into making decisions.

They seek a deep authenticity before making decisions. Empaths find it bothersome to settle with a solution if they feel it may have been influenced in any way.

Because they like to stay true to themselves, they will take the necessary time to come to informed decisions.

This is a gift because having the ability to resist making last-minute decisions helps people avoid having regret in the long run.

5. They can experience the emotions of their loved ones, even if they are not with that person.

It is common when an empath is in a strong relationship with someone to experience sudden surges of emotion or pain to later learn that their loved one was feeling the same emotions or pains at the same time.

Often, empaths describe this feeling as being “blindsided” by emotions when they are not expecting them.

6. They like to stay focused.

While many people may believe that having the ability to multi-task is a strength in life, this is usually not true because none of the tasks are completed at a high-quality level.

In fact, multitasking divides one’s attention into many different things at once, leading to confusion and feelings of being scattered.

Intuitive empaths feel more comfortable and do more effective work when they do their tasks one at a time and in a certain order.
Focusing on one thing at a time and doing it to the best of one’s ability can be an empath’s source of personal energy that can lead to great success.

7. They have a knack for listening to other people’s stories.

One distinctive characteristic of this population is that they offer a trustworthy and treasured sense of companionship to other people.

Other people gravitate to them and feel comfortable confiding with empaths about their own personal struggles. Even strangers may approach an empath and open up to them about their problems.

This is good because empaths know that other people feel relieved when they are done talking about their feelings.

Empaths can then feel this sense of relief themselves because they have helped someone who is having a hard time.

8. Empaths are quick to spot someone who is being deceitful.

People who are empathic can easily spot a lie.

They pick up on even subtle hints of deception, which allows them to be very trusting of those who they choose to be close to because they know the people surrounding them are not deceitful people.

However, this also means that empaths know when someone is hiding something when they say they are “fine”.

Empaths know when these people are actually crying on the inside and putting up a false front.

9. They pick up on non-verbal cues.

One of the greatest gifts that an empath has is the ability to read other people. This allows them to quickly decide if someone they meet will end up being a part of their life for the long-term or not.

In addition to non-verbal cues, empaths can pick up on even slight indications of others’ physical needs and emotions.

This gives them a specific talent for being able to pick up on the needs of those who cannot speak, like animals, babies, and the human body.

10. They are able to see the big picture.

Having a sense of synchronicity allows empathic people to grasp the grand scheme of things because they can recognize the interconnectedness of each individual organism in the world.

Being able to see the big picture allows people to feel a sense of meaning in what they do and work towards a final goal, which ends up being more fulfilling.

11. Empaths have great imaginations.

When an empath finds themselves stuck in a mundane daily routine, they tend to drift off using their great imagination.

If their surroundings are not providing any emotional stimuli, empaths can easily lose interest in what is going on around them and get into their own world of imagination and creativity.

12. They are creative and artistic.

Empaths can convey a message in ways that other people can’t. They are able to use their feelings to project their artistic and creative talents.

This could come out in many forms, such as dancing, painting, writing poetry, or playing music.

Empaths have a special talent for creativity in life with not only art, but also their experiences, situations, and various conditions that arise.

Because empaths think in a unique way, they are able to see certain things that other people can’t quite conceptualize as easily. This thoughtful creativity and ability to process information in a distinct way is a notable capacity.

13. Empaths can see everyone’s point of view.

One of the reasons that empaths are such good friends to other people is because they are willing to listen to and understand everyone’s point of view.

This also makes them be able to be life-long learners as they cross paths with many different types of people.

14. They are natural healers.

Empaths are natural healers and can actually give their healing energy to other people through their senses.

They possess a healing energy that can help those around them and help themselves as well.

15. They have a huge enthusiasm for life.

Because empaths feel everything with such strength, they are prone to feeling greater highs than other people.

Therefore, most empaths are very enthusiastic about life and they are able to experience joy with a greater intensity, which leads them to be more kind, caring, and compassionate towards other people.

16. Empaths are comfortable being alone.

A lot of people who are not empathic feel uncomfortable being alone, but empaths crave time alone and actually need it in order to balance themselves and de-stress.

They value this time to have a chance to recuperate and are able to increase their self-awareness because of this.

17. They are able to contribute to other people’s lives like no one else can.

Because empaths truly care about other people, they are able to touch the lives of those who feel like they have no one to turn to.

This means they can make a huge difference in people’s lives and leave a positive impact on those who are possibly suffering.

Final Thoughts

While being intuitively empathic may seem draining because you are taking on the feelings, burdens, and emotions of other people, it is actually a great gift to have.

It is important to learn how to protect yourself from becoming dragged down by negative energies and find a way to practice self-care to release the negativity.

Empaths understand very clearly that the problems in the world won’t be solved by hate, instead, they need to be addressed with love and understanding.

It is important to people who are empathic to use their energy in a positive way for the world, even if it is through small actions like donating to a food bank or volunteering their time.

Being able to positively impact the world can help anyone feel positive about their empathic and intuitive feelings.

 

 

~via LiveBoldAndBloom.com

ALETHEIA LUNA: “4 Popular Myths About Being An Empath”

Thin-skinned, hyper-sensitive, sooky, wimpy, spineless, wussy, feeble, weak, fragile, melodramatic, temperamental…

If you can relate to, or have been called a combination of any of these words, chances are you’re part of a unique group of people: the Empaths.

Occurring in an estimated 5% of the population, Empaths are known for their highly developed ability to sense the emotions and thoughts of the people around them. As author and empath Christel Broederlow put it “empaths often possess the ability to sense others on many different levels”, this includes the abilities to intimately understand what a person desires, yearns for, and is currently feeling, suffering or thinking, as well as the ability to feel other people’s bodily illnesses. These occurrences manifest themselves as energy vibrations that the finely tuned empath can pick up on, or “tune into”.

Commonly identifying as clairsentients and HSP’s, Empaths possess an ability that is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the empath is an excellent listener and counselor, knowing the best way to comfort and assist those around them. On the other, being an empath can be painful and tiring. It’s common for the empath to be weighed down and constantly congested with the negative emotional energy of others, often creating physical and psychological disharmony.

Although the empath has a wonderful gift, and is often greatly cherished by those around them, they are often challenged and confronted by a variety of misguided perceptions towards their innate gift.

Myths & Misunderstandings

“You need to grow some thicker skin! Stop being so overly sensitive.” I wish I could tell you how many times I heard that in my childhood! Growing up as an empath, you may have experienced similar insults from your parents, friends or peers, and perhaps even worse.

It’s not at all trendy or popular to be sensitive or feeling in our society that values efficiency, cold calculation and industrial resilience. Therefore, you may have experienced and still experience, a lot of antagonism towards your behavior as an Empath. I will explore 4 of these main misconceptions below.

Myth #1 – Empaths are navel-gazing and self-absorbed.

Truth – We often focus more on others than on ourselves.

It’s true that Empaths are often unexplainably moody and quiet on the outside. However, this isn’t because they’re excessively absorbed thinking too much about themselves and their feelings. Rather, the empath is often deeply affected by the exterior emotions of others that he experiences as his own. The empath’s ability to intuitively feel the feelings of others is what weighs him down so much. In fact, it’s characteristic of the empath to pay more attention to others needs than his own.

Myth #2 – Empaths are mentally ill.

Truth – We are magnets for negative energy. This often creates psychological disbalance within us.

Empaths are excellent listeners, confidants and counselors. For this reason, it’s common for people to be drawn towards their sincere and caring natures, almost like magnets. Therefore, empaths often experience a lot of “emotional baggage dumping” from other people, and have difficult releasing themselves from the negative energy that remains in their minds and bodies afterwards.

Unfortunately, this can lead to a lot of lingering depressive emotions that the empath is left with. Thus, the empath can appear to be mentally ill and depressed, and in some cases legitimately is. However, in most cases the empath is congested with remnants of harmful emotional energy, like sinuses are congested with mucus during a flu virus.

The root of the problem doesn’t lie with the empath , it’s a result of their outer emotional climate.

Myth #3 – Empaths are psychologically frail.

Truth – We are biologically programmed to be more sensitive and in tune with our surrounding environment.

As empath Nicole Lawler wrote, Empaths are essentially “walking around in this world with all the accumulated karma, emotions, and energy from others”. Understandably, this results in a lot of inner emotional tension for the empath who is more prone to crying and exhibiting other signs of “weakness”.

Additionally, the empath finds it extremely difficult to partake in many “normal” activities. For instance, watching a movie about Nazi concentration camps is extremely emotionally upsetting for the empath , and getting a job in an office is overwhelming and tiring for the empath who is bombarded with other people’s emotions constantly. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the empath is often perceived as “wussy”, “frail” or “weak minded” to the person who fails to comprehend the constant pressure the empath lives under.

The fact that most empaths aren’t driven clinically insane by the constant emotional flux they experience is testimony enough to their mental strength.

Myth #4 – Empaths are lazy.

Truth – We often lack mental, emotional and physical energy due to our intense empathetic ability to understand others.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) amongst other physical issues like headaches, insomnia and Fibromyalgia, have all been commonly attributed to Empaths.

If our minds are constantly overloaded with stress, tension and pressure, it therefore translates that our bodies are as well. This often results in sicknesses such as the ones mentioned above. Thus empaths often lack the energy and therefore desire to do many things, preferring to relax (including taking naps) instead.

 

 

~via LonerWolf.com