Hey Good Vibe Tribe! Happy FriYAY! It's been raining here in Sacramento, CA which is bizarre for the month of May but the sun came out to greet us this morning for a bit. The weather says it won't last long though and it will be rainy and cold again through this weekend. WTH? I've had enough winter thankyouverymuch! I'm ready for SUMMER, aren't you?!... Le Sigh.
Anyhoo! Thankfully we have shifted beyond those difficult energies we encountered mid-week where we felt like we were fighting a losing battle and were pretty emotional. Yesterday I had tears and although they were happy tears, I still felt pretty emo.
For the weekend, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The Scorpio Full Moon is coaxing us to go within the darkest parts of ourselves and look for truth. We can no longer hide the parts of ourselves that are outdated and need an upgrade. This weekend we spend some time reflecting on what no longer serves us, what we need to release and what we want to welcome more of. It's time to get REAL with ourselves babe, in the most intense, passionate and mysterious way. Scorpio's have no tolerance for lies. They HAVE to be able to trust you. If they get a whiff of inauthenticity, you will lose their trust, which also loses their respect. That being said, this Scorpio Full Moon wants you to be honest with yourself. No more hiding, no more running, dive deep into your inner self and expose your shadow to the light.
Your shadow are the parts of you that you don't want to see. Maybe you are emotionally detached and need to learn how to open your heart to love. Maybe you make excuses and need to step up and take back your power. Maybe you play the role of victim so that others will help you. Whatever your shadow, you can't keep it in the dark, as this Scorpio Full Moon is helping you to expose it. Tell yourself the truth. What about your life needs upgraded? What have you outgrown? What's working well for you that you need to implement more of? The Scorpio Full Moon will help you make sense of this and guide you to make new choices for your soul's evolution. It will be intense but yummy at the same time, enjoy the ride.
Now let's chat about the vibes of the day. Today you have a lot on your plate creatively. You need to simplify, so narrow down your choices to whatever helps you evolve as the artist and co-creator that you are. A sacral chakra blockage, imbalance or drain is showing up today which can make it even more difficult for you to decide and create.
So what do you do when you can't make a decision?
"Try it on."
When I'm faced with a decision and I don't know how to choose I always close my eyes and go within. I sit in meditation and "try a scenario on." I imagine what it would look and feel like if I made that choice. I visualize who would be there, what my life would look like, what it would take for me to carry that out. And most importantly HOW IT WOULD FEEL. Pay attention. If you feel expansive, excited, alive, inspired... this is a good choice and a green light. If it makes you feel anxious, worried, contracted, restricted, powerless... this is not a good choice and a red light.
Be careful of taking on too much today. Often we imagine that we can "do it all" but when we are in the middle of it we realize we took on too much so we shut down. We don't have enough life force to complete each project so we run out of gas. As tempting as it might be to say yes to everything, eliminate some of the choices and prioritize.
By the end of the weekend we feel inspired again and get the nudge to start making future plans. Dream about your future and what's possible for you and make your decisions based on how they feel.
In the New Earth we have shifted. We no longer ignore our feelings and turn to the logical mind to make decisions. We have entered into a new era where we consult the HEART to be the guide. Tune in and ask for help, your heart loves to take the lead. To learn how to turn into your heart for guidance head to my IGTV and watch my tutorial called The Heart Space meditation. It will help.
Action Steps for the Weekend:
As I tune into my heart for guidance, I make the best choices for my soul's growth and evolution.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend of healing, transformation and growth. If you need more help processing your emotions and balancing your energy, click the button below to book a healing session.
Sending you Love Light & Positive Energy,
Hey Good Vibe Tribe! Happy Thursday beautiful souls! Today was a very exciting day. I can't say much right now, but I was interviewed to be in a documentary by a company we all know and LOVE! The documentary will be finished by the end of summer and I cannot wait to share it with you! Exciting!!
I hope the middle of your week has been good to you and you did your best to navigate through the intense energies we experienced over the last 24 hours. Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and things are looking up! So, without further ado, let's discuss.
The Daily Vibe:
You've been tempted to throw in the towel because you're frustrated that things aren't going the way you planned. But don't make any sudden moves because we are moving into calmer waters.
You can see in the photo, we pulled the six of swords and "Change Your Focus" in protection mode. Remember, protection mode means there is a blockage, imbalance or guidance warning you against something.
As I looked at these cards today I heard my guides say "Don't change your focus because you are moving into calmer waters. Things are leveling out."
If you wave the white flag now, you'll give up right before your miracle. Everything you've been working on is just under the surface and about to bloom. Hang in there because brighter days are just ahead.
Join me tonight LIVE on Instagram for more guidance and a soundbath!
Love, Light & Positive Energy,
Shannon Nicole Your favorite Spiritual Teacher ;)
And P.S. SOULMATE SCHOOL is now open for enrollment!! For those of you who've been dying to take this course, click the link below to learn more!
Hey Gorgeous! Know what day it is?! HUMP day!! Happy Wednesday beautiful souls. So if you missed the Vibes of the Week video, then you might not know Wednesday-Thursday emotions are running high. We want to tread lightly mid-week and steer clear of any petty dramas or negative energy vortexes that are trying to suck you in and steal your peace. So let's talk about the energies of the day and see what the heck is up!
The Daily Vibe:
Today we are shown that we still have financial healing work to do. The Vibe card for the day is the 5 of Pentacles and the hidden energy behind it is the HEAL card, in protection mode. Protection mode, or reverse, shows us that we have a block or energetic imbalance to straighten out.
When we are experiencing financial difficulties, it stresses us out and trickles over into others areas of our lives. You might argue or fight with your spouse, you might feel fearful and unsure how you will pay your bills, you might feel drained and somber which can leave you feeling sadness and isolation.
When you are strapped for cash, your basic needs suffer. You might go without the things that help you live a comfortable life and your relationships can suffer as well. If you can't afford to go out and have fun, you might feel left out, lonely and depressed because you can't do the things your friends get to do or you might have to turn down invitations which creates distance in your friendships.
If this sounds like you, I know exactly how you feel because I've been there before. But the good news is, that everything can change. You're never stuck no matter how broke you are. You've never abandon or left out in the cold and you're always being helped and guided.
If you need help getting yourself out of a bad situation, you can start right now and ask for help. Ask your higher self for guidance, support, encouragement and love. Ask for brilliant ideas on how to transcend your debt. Ask for miracle healings to your money mindset.
The universe loves to help you, but you have to remember to ASK.
Here's an example of what I do:
I realize that I am experiencing financial imbalance. I am asking you for help. Thank you for sending me a miracle healing to help me transcend this situation. Thank you for helping me to heal my energy, change my mindset and be successful. I am open to healing and support in infinite ways. I trust that you will guide me every step of the way. Thank you so much, I love you. So be it, and so it is! Amen.
Praying, communicating and affirming with the universe costs you nothing and doesn't take up much of your time. But remember... the universe is participatory. This means whatever you decide to do, the universe participates. So, if you wallow in self-pity or depression, the universe will wallow with you. AND, the universe will assume this is what you want so it will send you MORE of these low vibrations. But if you think positive, stay open and optimistic and get out there to take action to create change, the universe will get behind you and participate in THAT!
So at some point we have to ask ourselves, when is enough enough? What can I do differently today that will help me get out of this situation? What do I want the universe to participate in? My growth and expansion? Or my wallowing and destruction?
The choice is YOURS. Remember the choice point... whatever you choose sends the energy ahead of you, laying down the building blocks of your future... Choose wisely.
If you're stuck in a rut and you need help, I've got your back. I highly recommend my 6 week healing program called Release & Rise where we dive deep to help you heal your past and create new habits that will support you in changing your life. You can read all about it here: Healing with Shannon.
In the meantime, you can help yourself balance and harmonize your energy by doing the Gratitude Breath, which is a breathing and meditation practice designed to help bring balance to the Heart, Mind and Energy back into balance once again. I have a tutorial on my IGTV that shows you how to do this, it's called The Heart-Space Meditation.
Action Steps for the Day:
"I am being helped and guided. My finances are healing and I am taking NEW action towards my success."
Join me LIVE today at 3:00PM PST on instagram to see more details about the vibes of the day!
Love, Light & Positive Energy,
P.S. to learn how to bring your energy into harmony and balance through the breath, click below. Have a good day, beautiful!
Hey Good Vibe Tribe!! I hope you are having an amazing Tuesday! I always love Tuesdays, because by Tuesday my head is back in the game!
Let's take a look at The Daily Vibe:
Today, you are being guided to PAUSE. Do not move forward with your plans until you first bring your energy into harmony and balance. Keeping in mind the Vibes of the Week (if you missed it, the video is posted on my IGTV). For Monday and Tuesday we were shown that in order to complete our tasks we have Solar Plexus Chakra work to do.
The guidance coming through today is reiterating this. If we are low in life-force energy in the Solar Plexus Chakra, we will have troubles completing tasks and following through to manifestation. It's nothing personal, it's simply that you've run out of energy.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is our personal power center. We tap into this energy to get us moving. When we need motivation, drive, confidence, empowerment... we dip into this beautiful golden sun to propel us forward.
If you are dipping into this chakra for energy and there isn't enough... you will arrive at burnout or feel exhausted which makes you want to quit before you finished, or give up.
Today the Universe says:
"You must rebuild the energy in your power center FIRST, and THEN you can take action toward your goals and dreams. It's like filling up your gas tank so you can drive... you don't drive first and THEN get gas, You get gas FIRST and THEN you drive."
Makes sense doesn't it?
So today, take some time to PAUSE and place one hand on your heart and one on your Solar Plexus Chakra (on the ribcage under the breast bone). FEEL for your heart vibrations. Take a slow, deep breath and then exhale... relax. Repeat this 3 times. Next, activate good vibes by thinking of a time when you felt a lot of gratitude or joy. Remember the feeling while focusing on your heart. FEEL GRATITUDE while you breath slowly, filling your lungs all the way up... and then exhale... breathing all the way out. Feel positive feelings while focusing on your heart for 5-10 minutes. (Click here to learn the Gratitude Breath).
This breathing practice BUILDS your coherence, which means it balances, harmonizes and refills your energy levels, so that you have enough power to head out into the world and accomplish amazing things!
I hope this blog was helpful to you. Have a beautiful day!
Catch me live on instagram today at 8:00PM PST! See you soon!
Love, Light & Positive Energy,
Hey there Gorgeous I hope you had an amazing weekend! I spent my mother's day weekend in Santa Cruz with my family. We went to Westcliff Beach, which also is a dog beach and tons of fun!!! It was nice to soak up the sun and ground with the energy of the ocean with my toes in the sand!
The guidance coming through from the universe this week is all about our emotions. If we can keep them in harmony through awareness, presence and taking a breath, we will navigate through the week in calmer waters.
Heads up! We have solar plexus healing to do this week if we want to be able to receive our manifestations. Otherwise, we might not have enough energy to finish what we started.
Keeping our emotions balanced will help create a smoother ride this week so make sure to do the Gratitude Breath each morning right when you wake up and send the positive energy ahead of yourself to help you have a good day. If you don’t know how to do the gratitude breath, watch my IGTV video that says “The Heart Space Meditation” and learn how to do it! This simple breathing practice will ABSOLUTELY CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!
WATCH OUT midweek for Wednesday-Thursday as emotions are running high. Don’t engage with petty dramas and don’t get sucked into other people negative energy vortexes. Remember, when the shit hits the fan, you are at a CHOICE POINT. How you respond is EVERYTHING as it sends that energy and vibe forward which will come back to you, magnified.
It’s nice to know your hot buttons so that when they’re pushed you'll realize that your temperature is rising. Excusing yourself from the situation to go hit the emergency valve will be a life saver because you can let off that steam that almost made you blow.
Weekend vibes look promising bringing you a light at the end of the tunnel and reigniting that passion and inspiration that escaped you these past few days weeks. Start to make your future plans and allow yourself to dream big.
Action Steps this Week:
Manifestation Tip: you can’t manifest what you want out of thin air, you have to create the energy of it first through visualization, feeling, meditation... and then go TAKE ACTION. That’s when it manifests, my friend!!
Last and final step: SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH ALL OF YOUR SPIRITUAL HIPPIE FRIENDS! We want them in our tribe!
Go forth and create beautiful things, my loves! I love you and I’ve got your back!
Here’s to an amazing week!
Love, Light & Positive Energy,
"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." -Albert Einstein
If you watch my live show on instagram called The Daily Vibe, chances are, you’ve heard me talk about HeartMath. I admit I have a slight obsession... or maybe you could say, they’ve captured my heart.
I actually stumbled upon them during a dark time in my life when I was experiencing obsessive anxiety. I would worry all day, every day. I had these thought patterns doing loops in my head, going round and round and it was effecting every part of my life.
At the time, I didn’t feel “safe” in my life. I didn’t feel a sense of security, so I worried all the time. When you don’t feel safe, it’s hard to relax because you’re in a constant state of fight or flight.
I was desperate to find something that could heal my anxiety because I couldn’t go on living like this any longer. I went to see a doctor who prescribed me an antidepressant. The pills ended up making me feel worse and when I returned to the doctor, she told me that these new “side effects” I was experiencing was my anxiety manifesting itself as new symptoms.
I was stunned. She was basically telling me that it was all in my head. She blamed the side effects on my anxiety but I knew in my heart it was from the medication. I stopped taking them and the side effects subsided but I was back to square one with racing thoughts and not having anything that could help me.
From there I started searching for natural and holistic remedies. I stumbled upon HeartMath one day, and when I tried their heart-breathing technique, I could immediately feel a difference. I closed my eyes and felt into my heart-space. I began to breathe slowly and feel a calmness begin to wash over me. Next, they ask you to activate “higher feelings” such as gratitude, compassion or appreciation. This brings your energy from a state of “dissonance” into a state of “coherence” which shifts your energy into harmony and balance. Learning this changed my life.
Before Heart Coherence, I was living in a state of constant dissonance. Dissonance means imbalance or disharmony. When you’re in this state, you are most likely in a state of fight or flight, so your body can’t relax. Your body is busy trying to fight off a bad guy or get the heck outta there. So as you can imagine, daily anxiety can wreak havoc on your life and you mental, physical and emotional health as well.
When I look back on pictures of myself during that time for my life I am almost unrecognizable. I wasn’t healthy. My skin looked awful, I had bags and dark circles under my eyes, and my hair had thinned out and become brittle. All of the stress and anxiety was prematurely aging me and you could actually see sadness and distress in my eyes.
HeartMath was a game changer. In these quiet moments when I would channel my breath and tune into my heart… I had glimpses of relief. This was a start! I had finally found SOMETHING that could help me, and the best part was, it’s natural and FREE.
I began to make HeartMath a part of my day to day life. Anytime I was feeling anxious, I would find a place where I could be quiet and still and focus on my breath. I would place my hand on my heart and tune into the heart-space. Next, I would take some slow, deep breaths and activate higher feelings. I would begin to think about my daughters and FEEL all the love and appreciation I had for them in my heart. I would think of all the ways that I am GRATEFUL for them and how happy I am to be their Mommy. Next, I would feel feelings of compassion for them and their journey on this planet… and after about 5 minutes I would notice myself feeling more calm, centered, harmonized and balanced.
I loved the way that felt so I kept it going to see how euphoric I could become. As you go deeper and deeper into a state of coherence, you feel better and better. But you have to remember to set aside time to practice this and be diligent about it every day, because this practice works best when you do it consistently.
Each day as you bring your energy into harmony and balance your energy builds stronger and gain a more powerful momentum. And eventually you UPLEVEL into a new higher state of vibration. Your “baseline” shifts, from a dominant low vibration into a higher vibration and your life starts to flow better. Each day as you bring yourself into harmony, you are operating from a state of alignment and when you are in alignment, everything you want starts to flow with ease.
I am forever grateful that I found my way to HeartMath and eventually HeartMath found its way to me, too. I recently had the honor of taking HeartMath’s online course called “The Add Heart Facilitator Program.” In this course, you learn all about Heart Coherence and how the brain and heart interact and affect your energy in your day to day life. You are guided to journal about different ways you can "Add More Heart" to your life.
I can’t wait to share more ways that HeartMath and the Add Heart Facilitator have helped me and have been a blessing, so look for my next blog when I share with you real stories on how HeartMath and the Add Heart Facilitator Program is changing my life.
Special thanks to my friends at HeartMath for sending me the Add Heart Facilitator Course!
Love, Light & Positive Energy,
"A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses." — E. Leventhal
There are tons of healers walking around on this planet unaware of their true power. If you've been feeling deep down that you are here to make a difference, but you aren't exactly sure HOW, you might be one of them. I felt that way for a very long time until I found the healer's path. If you think this is you, here are 5 signs that you might be a healer, too.
1. You naturally want to help people.
Healers have the ability to pick up on and tune into others people’s feelings. We know deep down if someone has something on their mind so we naturally gravitate toward those who need help. We love to help others feel good about themselves so we will offer advice or share stories of things we’ve overcome in our own lives. You might find that people are also drawn to you. Strangers or people you just met confide in you, because they can feel your vibes and know they can safely open up to you. You take on the role of a life coach or spiritual teacher almost anywhere you are, encouraging others and lifting their spirits. This comes natural to you so it happens all the time... work, social situations, vacation- you’re helping people everywhere you go.
2. You feel energy on an intense level.
When I first had my spiritual awakening, I also was awakened to the Life-Force Energy all around me. Suddenly I felt energy pulsing through my hands when I would meditate or when I was connecting to nature. When I would in contact with crystals, I could feel their vibrations and frequencies and I became almost overly-sensitive to energy. My world began to change, and I started getting over stimulated by low-vibrational things. I can’t watch the news or violent shows. I can’t handle gossip. I can’t be in harsh environments. Instead I gravitate toward things that give me peace, harmony, balance and good vibes.
3. You might feel different or like you don’t fit in.
Healers have the ability to sense and read energy. In truth we are ALL reading energy and gathering information from the field, but healers are conscious and aware of what they pick up. This might make you feel weird or “different” because you notice things that others don’t and you know more than most around you. This is called being Awake, Woke or Conscious when others are Asleep, or Unconscious. A lot of your friends and family won’t understand your path and might try to talk you out of the life you want to live. You might long to find other souls who understand you and who can be supportive of your path.
4. You are an “extroverted introvert.”
When you don’t yet realize you’re a healer you might get overwhelmed in social situations or large crowds with a lot of different energies. This is because you are picking up on everyone's energies all at once. We become overwhelmed because we have not yet learned how to ground, shield and protect our energy. When you can feel other people's thoughts, feelings and energies yet you are not aware that you’ve taken on this energy so you do not know how to properly discharge and protect yourself. You’re basically living your life with your energy open and exposed. Once you realize how to work with energy, you won't feel the need to shut out the world as often. However, most healers do need time to discharge and recharge. So even though you love people, your “me time” is non-negotiable.
5. You can see energy or auras.
I was born with the ability to see energy and I believe we all are, but we lose it as we get older because we aren't taught that we are energy beings. I could see the auras surrounding humans, plants, trees and animals and I didn’t know that others couldn't until I was in my late teens. As a child I could also meditate and would see colors, clouds, cosmos and galaxies when I would close my eyes at night. I would “fly” out into space and float around. You may have had similar experiences as a child and even as an adult. Our ability to see energy and meditate might have dissipated as an adult due to the non-believers in the environment around you.
If you’re reading this and saying OMG that’s ME!!!! Get in contact with me ASAP! Your time has come and the universe is ready for you to live your life’s purpose! You will arrive to a point when the signs and synchronicities are too loud to ignore and you will know deep down that you are destined to be a healer.
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"He said "The moment I saw you, I knew you were the girl I'd been seeing in my dreams."
I talk all the time about how I manifested my soulmate Brian. But I realized today
that I never talk about how he was manifesting me, too. And he was calling in his soulmate or his “dream girl,” at the very same time I was manifesting HIM.
He said he starting having visions of a girl with dark hair & blue eyes when he was a teen. He would paint her & draw her all the time.
He had dated a couple of girls before me and nothing seemed to work out so he was wondering if he would ever meet “the one.”He went to a psychic & she told him he would date a blonde girl and it would fizzle out because of no chemistry. And then after her, he would meet a girl with dark hair & blue eyes... and SHE was the one.
And surly, he met a blonde shortly after. Went on a few dates. He said they both weren’t really connecting so they decided to be friends. They had plans to hang out one more time but he said he just wasn’t feeling it and couldn’t force himself to go. He went to hang with his buddy instead. That was the day he met me.
He said as soon as he saw me he knew I was the girl he had seen in his dreams. When we spoke he told me he had been painting & drawing me his whole life. We had instant chemistry and fell head over heels immediately and we haven’t been apart since.
And his “dream girl” that he manifested? Well, she’s a badass healer and spiritual teacher.
She loves him with her whole heart AND soul. She’s focused on her goals & building an empire, and she helps him build his too. She got a rockin little body & a pretty face, but it’s her HEART that’s the prettiest of all.
She helps him stay positive, clears his energy and gives him healing sessions all the time. She plays the Singing Bowls for him and caresses him to sleep every night. She’s the only thing that knows how to calm him, and he gives his 100% to her, because that’s what she gives to him, too.
So how do you manifest the love of your life?
1. Heal yourself and fall in love with yourself FIRST. The Universe is a hologram and we are creating everything within and projecting it outward. Healing your baggage and loving yourself is SO crucial to manifest a quality relationship. Otherwise, you'll attract crappy relationships that are matching your lower vibe.
2. DECIDE what you WANT to experience. You have to be very clear about how that will LOOK and FEEl. You have to lose yourself in the fantasy of what's possible to get into the vibe and allow it to become ONE with your energy.
3. Activate your inner manifesting powers. Once you access the Quantum Field, where all possibilities exist, you can draw fourth ANYTHING that you want (as long as it's for your highest good and the highest good of all involved)
4. Break old patterns by taking NEW action. This throws your subconscious mind for a loop because it's a creature of HABIT. To create change, you have to implement NEW action consistently until your subconscious makes that switch and picks up your new habitual way of being.
Manifesting the love of your life isn't difficult, but it does take work. But knowing what I know now, I'm SO GLAD I committed to doing the work. Because when love is left to CHANCE you get what you get and it's not always great. But when love is INTENTIONAL, you find yourself getting everything you ever wanted and more!
So there's the story of how Brian manifested me. If you want to learn more about manifesting come see me in Soulmate School February 11th. Your Dream Boy is out there somewhere, trying to manifest YOU, too!
"The highest form of Self-Care is Energy Management."
When it comes to self-care, most babes completely vibe with the idea. We intuitively understand that in this busy world we live in self-care is a must. But life happens and we don't make time to give ourselves the care that we need.
We all experience stress, no way around it. We get bombarded with tons of information each day. We feel pressured by our environment and we are exposed to things that constantly drain our energy. Work stuff, family stuff, relationship stuff, social media stuff. At the end of the day, we're burnt out.
But if you're on top of your self-care game, it doesn't have to be that way. When our energy tank is full, we will have enough energy to handle any task that comes our way. At the end of the day you will find yourself with more than enough energy to do the things you love.
You'll have more energy for working out, reading a book, walking the dog, going for a run and meditating.
Having the time and energy for the things you love helps you to feel more fulfilled. Which gives you MORE energy and a positive sense of well being.
Here are my top 10 tips for easy self-care:
1. Take a Salt Bath
There is something very magical about taking a salt bath. Salt cleanses and detoxes your energy field or your Human Biofield (HBF).
Draw a hot bath and fill the tub all the way up. Grab your favorite bath salts, epsom, sea salt or himalayan. Pour a generous amount of salt into the tub. I like to pour about a cup of to make sure I get the water nice and salty. You can add other things to make it pretty so you feel like a queen. Sometimes I will add a couple drops of essential oil or flower petals. Next, grab your phone and open YOUTUBE. Type 'soundbath' into the search bar and select a soundbath that will help with whatever you're experiencing. I like the soundbath for tissue repair, to give my body extra self-care. You can find my favorite soundbath here: youtu.be/h3ajZu6YQ50. Play the soundbath WHILE you're in the bath to enjoy the relaxing sounds and harmonize your energy. It's SO lovely! Grab your own tub of my favorite bath salts here:
2. Heart Breathing
Heart breathing is a game changer. Straight up life changing stuff, period. I began my journey of Heart Breathing in 2014 during a tough time in my life. I was experiencing daily anxiety that was preventing me from living my best life. I searched everywhere for something that could help me naturally, to no avail. Until I found Heartmath.org. The Heart Math Institute has developed positive emotion-focused techniques, that can help individuals effectively replace stressful thoughts and emotional patterns with more positive perceptions and emotions. Through a technique called Heart Breathing, I was able to overcome my anxiety and live an anxiety-free life. This is HUGE considering anxiety ruled every minute of my day for years and I lived in a prison of my own mind.
Here is how Heart Breathing can change your life: Sit or lay somewhere quiet where you won't be disturbed for 3-20 minutes. Focus your attention to the heart. Begin to draw in a slow, deep breath. Activate feelings of gratitude and joy. If you're having trouble, think of someone who makes you feel LOVE. Breathe... and feel waves love and gratitude swirling around in your heart. Exhale, send this love out into the universe. Inhale, feeling waves of love and gratitude swirling around in your heart and exhale, send it out to the universe. Inhale, feeling waves of love and gratitude swirling around in your heart, exhale, send it out to the universe. And keep this gratitude breath going for at least 3 minutes and go for as long as you can.
Heart Breathing brings your unbalanced energy back into a state of harmony. This affects your mind-body-spirit in a positive way. You will increase your energy and intuition. You will handle stressful situation easier. People begin to treat you better. Things fall into alignment and start to flow. What you'll find with consistent practice is that your life unfolds into a miracle before your eyes. Learn more about Heart Breathing here:
3. Drink "LOVE" Water
It's a 'no-brainer' to realize that we all need more water. Being hydrated is important for the health of our bodies and our minds. Without water, you get fatigued, a headache and you start to feel gross. Why? Because water in necessary for detoxing our bodies by flushing out toxins. Without enough water toxins build up and your body doesn't feel it's best. But what if I told you that you can supercharge your water and it won't cost you extra. How? By infusing it with LOVE. Before you drink your water place both hands around the cup and tune into your heart. Begin to feel love and gratitude in your heart and then send it from your heart, through your hands and into the water. This will raise the vibrational frequency of your water to that of love and light. You can also speak your intentions into your water for an added bonus. I like to say things like "This water is charged with high vibe love and light. It gives me positive energy, inspiration and happiness. And so it is!" If you want to take your Love Water with you try this awesome water bottle which has a crystal inside of it to charge your water with positive vibes.
Declutter Your Space
This tip is super effective but often underestimated. Clutter takes up two precious things, space and energy. Most people don't realize it but everything you own has its own energy field. If you have a lot of things in your home that you don't use, the energy of it becomes very dense. Think of the term "dead weight." It's hard for something new to come into your experience when you don't have the space for it. I suggest doing a scan of your home and taking note of where you can declutter. Write down the places that need to be decluttered from 1-10. 1 needing the most attention, 10 not needing as much. Start with the lowest numbers first. You don't have to get it all done at once, just work on it little by little. Donate, organize and toss the things that no longer bring you joy. A good rule of thumb, if you haven't used it in a year-- get rid of it. You'll feel lighter and energized having less clutter in your home because you shifted the energy. And might just manifest things you'll actually use, too!
5. Less Screen Time, More Presence
We are so attached to technology these days our phones rarely leave our hands. Our phones have become mini computers that seem to be attached to our noses. We are so distracted by our virtual world-- social media, emails, text messages, videos-- that we don't spend a lot of time in our physical world. Here's what this does to you energetically: When you're scrolling in your virtual world your energy is going to whatever you're putting your attention on. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc. This is an energy drain. Being present keeps your energy focused in the NOW, which helps to build your energy instead of drain it. When your energy reserves are filled, you feel better and you have more energy to draw from to channel into the things you want to do. So instead of draining your energy on things that really don't matter, build your energy up and do something nice for yourself that serves you. Like taking a yoga class for the first time or relaxing in the park feeding the ducks. The peace that you feel will have your mind-body and spirit saying THANK YOU.
6. Trade One Bad Habit for One Good One
We are all guilty of doing things that don't serve us like watching a trashy TV show or drinking a venti starbucks latte. I'm am an advocate for "enjoying the human experience" but we still need to try our best to live a healthy life. Care for yourself a little more by switching one bad habit for one good one. If you drink a venti starbucks every morning on your way to work, try switching it for a venti tea instead. If you watch trash TV each night when you get home, switch 1 hour of TV for 1 hour of personal development. Watching Tony Robbins or Oprah is sure to inspire you and light that fire under your ass to create positive change. Who knows, this one simple switch might change your whole life. Try it and see what happens! If you did this weekly, eventually all your old bad habits will be gone and replaced with habits that help you live your best life.
7. Go On an Unfriending Spree
This is true for social media and real life. Sometimes it's necessary to "break up" with the people that steal your joy. If you have feelings deep down that a friendship or relationship isn't for your highest good, it's time to let it go. Life is so much better when it's filled with positive people who truly care about you, not people who are toxic, had bad intentions or drain your energy. If they don't make your heart feel sparkly, then they are dulling your shine. Love yourself enough to walk away.
8. Stop Complaining
Complaining is a a common way that people drain their energy without realizing it. Our voices create energy through movement. Non-physical energy begins to move through vibration. Every time you speak, your voice vibrates and the energy begins to move. This is important because energy in motion creates matter. Simply put, you are MANIFESTING energy into physical reality through your voice. So being mindful of the way we're communicating is key. Complaining drains your energy and creates MORE of what you don't want. Instead, channel that energy into something positive by speaking about what you DO WANT. Replace complaining with affirmations and watch your life transform before your eyes. I love Louise Hay because her affirmations helped me change my life. I love her daily affirmation card decks. You pull one card a day and practice the affirmation you received. Each time you catch yourself complaining, stop and replace the complaint with the affirmation. Check out my favorite deck here:
9. Get Out in Nature
Nature cleans, balances and harmonizes your energy. This is why after a walk you feel so refreshed. We become very disconnected to the Earth because we don't get out into nature to ground as often as we should. Wearing rubber soles on our shoes doesn't allow us to discharge our energy. They energy has no outlet. Which can leave you feel ungrounded, frazzled and spacy. Increase your self-care by making time to get into nature regularly. Take off your shoes and place your bare feet on the Earth. Close your eyes and see a large beam of energy coming down from above and into your crown chakra. See this energy traveling down your body, down your legs and out your feet into the Earth. Sit under a tree or lay in the grass and ask Mother Earth to ground and clear your energy. You will feel more centered, balanced and grounded which is good for your well-being.
10. Get More Rest
It's so tempting to stay up late and finish that movie or scroll a little longer even though our bodies are telling us it's time to go to bed. We ignore the signals our bodies send us and before you know it, it's super late and you're just now going to bed. This creates a snowball effect in a negative way. When we're sleep deprived, we are grumpy and that affects our relationships. We might snap at a coworker creating more disharmony in our day. When we're tired we reach for a quick fix and downing that sugary coffee isn't going to make you feel better. Instead, it brings you up only to come crashing down and you feel worse than you did before. When you don't feel good you usually don't feel like exercising so you skip your workout because you "just don't have the energy tonight." When you aren't working out, you don't feel good about yourself so you reach for comfort food to feel better. Which creates more and more bad feelings.
If you go to bed a few minutes earlier you will wake up feeling good because your body had the proper amount of time to fill up your energy tanks. The next morning, you'll have plenty of energy to draw from to power you throughout your day. You'll feel vibrant so you'll reach for emotions and thoughts that match that feeling. When you get home, you won't be drained so you'll have plenty of energy to workout. And when you workout you feel so good, you'll reach for foods that give you even MORE energy. Which snowball effect do you want? The choice is yours.
The highest form of Self-Care is Energy management. When we are mindful of the things that steal our energy, we can make better choices. We can trade things that drain our energy for things that give us LIFE! The better quality energy you have the better your life becomes.
Self-Care is nothing more than making good choices for your well-being. When faced with a choice, take a minute to pause and ask yourself, "is this choice the best choice for my highest good?" if the answer is no, make a better choice. Once you get this going, it becomes easier and easier.
What are your favorite ways to care for yourself? I want to hear from you. Share your best self-care tips down below in the comments! And if you know someone who needs more self-care, please share this blog with them, too!
Shannon Nicole XO
I realized this, this morning while I was poking around in the kitchen lookin for something warm to make.
I used to get SO excited about the holidays. Warm fires, shopping and seasonal coffee.
But this morning as I made myself a minty mocha, I took a sip and realize that I don’t love peppermint like I used to.
Flashback to my teachings yesterday, I was preaching about how we have to evolve, and leave our old selves behind.
And it made me think about how things change.
Sometimes we outgrow things and fall out of love. Friendships can change, your favorite boots get old and the show you watched religiously turns weird.
Nothing ever stays the same. We fall out of harmony with things we’ve outgrown. We have no problem leaving most things behind... we donate old clothes, ditch the friend who’s always drama and switch peppermint mochas for praline lattes.
But why don’t we toss our old beliefs? We outgrow them just like anything else. But we cling to them and let them hang around even when they are outdated.
Its like wearing white after Labor Day or a spring handbag in the winter. Some things you just shouldn’t do.
So why aren’t we leaving our old selves behind? We spend time visualizing a new life, see ourselves having new experiences and strive every day to better ourselves.
And just when things get moving in the right direction, we default to old thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions.
Because our old programming hasn’t been updated.
Just like software on your desktop, it’s not gonna update itself. You have that pesky “pop-up” getting in your way saying “your software is expired and needs updating” but you keep X’ing out of it instead of installing an update.
Same with your beliefs. They need an update. But instead of doing the work, you X out of your thoughts and push them aside.
But that doesn’t make them go away. Nope. They’re still running in the background because they haven’t been cleared.
Clearing out the things that no longer serve isn’t an option in life. It’s mandatory.
If we never let go of the things we’ve outgrown we wouldn’t have room for anything NEW. If you kept everything you had since you were young, you would run out of storage eventually.
It's time to clean house, Babe. Those old beliefs need updating just like your shoe collection. Your old actions won’t work anymore. Old thoughts and fears? SO 2015.
Just like the peppermint mocha. We are moving on to better things. These days, we drink Mate Lattes, with our pinkies out, duh. ;)
R E L E A S E the things that no longer serve. So you have space for something NEW.
I believe in you!
Love Shannon Nicole XO