"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
Increased Divine Dreams
In the beginning stages of your Twin Flame Awakening (TFA) You'll begin to communicate with your Twin in the higher realms while you're asleep. You start having what I call "Divine Dreams."
Divine Dreams are when you are given information or are being taught something while you are asleep. You'll wake up knowing that you were speaking with someone or learning something-- but you won't know who you were talking to or what you were taught.
It's a "Twilight" type of sleep... the kind where you aren't passed out drooling, but you aren't quite awake either. You might also wake up from a sexual encounter in your dream... that felt so real you could have sworn you were in a romance novel. This is you and your TF being intimate in the higher realms, where you "meet up" so you can be together.
You are always connected to your TF. You are teaching each other and helping each other grow. When you aren't yet in union in the 3D reality you "meet up" in the higher realms to be together. These meetings feel like "dreams" but different because they feel so real. That's because they ARE real, but it's taking place in a higher dimension. As your union in 3D gets closer and closer, you will feel the intensity of these Divine Dreams increase.
Pay attention. If you can, keep a notebook and pen by your bed. When you wake up from a Divine Dream, write it down immediately. This way, you won't forget. I can't tell you how many times I had a Divine Dream and I didn't write it down because I was snoozing. I told myself I would remember in the morning, rolled over and went back to dreamland. WRONG! You always forget. Because... you're asleep!
So if you wake up from a Divine Dream, write it down. These dreams contain clues to your TF union. If you've been having vivid dreams... where you feel like you've been given some very important information or communicating with someone, get excited! You are awakening to the Twin Flame Union and your TF is on their way to you!
Do you have Divine Dreams? Let me know down below in the comments. Find me on instagram and send me a DM. I can't wait to hear all about it!
Love Shannon Nicole XO
5 Easy Ways to Be More Romantic
"Bottom line? The extra mile isn't long. Doing little things that show her how much you love and care help her feel the depths of your love."
We all know "that girl." You know, the lucky one?? Whos boyfriend sends her flowers, leaves her love notes and surprises her at work for lunch.
You can't help feeling a little jealous when you see her boyfriend doing romantic things for her ALL the time. (Insert eyeroll)
I know-- you LOVE your man... but you've been dropping little hints he's not quite picking up. And although you've made it known you need more love, fire and romance... it seems to go in one ear and out the other.
Now I'm not talking shit about your Boo. I mean... he's amazing. And you're seriously happy. But sometimes you wish he understood that going the extra mile makes you feel special and important.
Like Susan... the one who gets everything she wants because her boyfriend is perfect (insert another eyeroll).
Well, Gorgeous... don't worry. Because I teamed up with my Twin Flame BT, Mr.Wonderful and asked him to share 5 easy ways to be more romantic and make your girlfriend feel special.
So ladies, get ready to click the share button because you definitely want your Boo to read this!
1. Flowers-- I've overheard Brian say this to his friends multiple times, quote: "If you can't spend $12 on some flowers to see your lady smile then you're a dumbass." (He's a Scorpio, they tell it like it is) He explains that in every supermarket there are buckets of flowers by the checkout stand. For $12 you get to surprise your Boo with something beautiful, that smells good and will make her smile every time she looks at them. WORTH IT.
2. Dinner-- BT says take this a step further and make it at home from scratch. It doesn't matter if you don't know how to cook, find a recipe on the internet and bust out the apron. Spoiler alert: Even if you burn it, she'll be over the moon that you TRIED. (Plus wearing an apron makes you 10 times hotter).
3. Love Notes-- One morning leaving the house I reached into my purse to grab my keys and I found a note that said "have a good day, beautiful!" I ran back in the house and jumped into his arms. "Did you leave me a love note in my purse?!" "Maybeeeeee" he says with a smile. And I gave him the biggest kiss. What I didn't know was that he left 4-5 more love notes all over the house. They said things like "Beautiful inside and out" and "You mean the world to me." He even left one from our pup that said "My Dog Mom is really pretty and super nice." It made my heart want to explode! (Heart eye emoji)
4. Make a sack lunch with a secret love note inside-- Again, it doesn't have to cost you much. Make her a yummy lunch and stash a surprise note inside. Not only will it make her day, but all the girls at work will swoon, too. Brownie points with her best friends? Check.
5. Take her to a place she mentioned when she thought you weren't listening-- He says here in parentheses that (they never think we're listening-- wink wink) So when you pull up to that place she's been wanting to go? She will know that you CARE about the things SHE cares about. Which makes her feel valued and special.
6. Take her somewhere that is meaningful to you-- When BT and I first started dating he was obsessed with taking me to his favorite places. He took me camping where his family camped every year. He took me to his Grandma's house and taught me how to fish in the river he fished at growing up. We went to the annual Fort Bragg trip with his parents and their friends for a seafood cookout. He showed me so many things there like abalone diving, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and all kinds of fun. Taking her places that are meaningful to you will show her that you want to bring her into your world and you want her to experience these special things, too.
And 7? Get her a Puppy-- this one won't be for everyone. But BT is a major dog and animal lover, so I think he threw that one in there just because. LOL.
Bottom line? The "extra mile" isn't long. Doing little things to show her how much you love and care will help her understand the depths of your love. This helps her feels safe and confident in your love, which creates a lot of trust. And when a woman trusts you, it's the best feeling in the world... FOR BOTH OF YOU!
These little acts of service will take your relationship to the next level, deepening and strengthening the bond between you. Your Boo will feel so loved and supported that she will head out take on the world with her Boo by her side.
Head over to my IGTV to watch the video where I speak more about this subject and show how you can "woo your boo" in 5 easy steps. Oh and P.S. If you like the video, share it with everyone you know! ;)
Love Shannon & BT
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Hey Gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm writing you today because I've been in your shoes.
I might not know you, but I do know your hopes, dreams and deepest fears.
I know you're settling for less than you deserve because deep down you feel like you can’t find anything better.
I know you need to make a change, but you're scared because you're afraid of the unknown.
I know you worry about how you'll do it all on your own so you don't take action.
I know that you desperately want love from a committed man who would never hurt you or break your heart.
You long for commitment from a man who gets stars in his eyes when he looks at you.
You want him to give you his WHOLE heart, and be pure, honest open and loyal.
You want someone who has your back, thinks the world of you, shows up for you giving his 100% and above all, you want to FEEL his love.
You want someone you can trust... not just a lover but a LIFE PARTNER. You want a best friend who is also sexy as hell.
You want someone to drive you wild but also handle you with care. But deep inside you, you are very afraid. The fear can be crippling because you're afraid to let down your heart wall and fully give yourself to another.
You say things like : “I'm ready to meet the love of my life." But deep down, you aren't sure if it's really going to happen.
Despite all of this, you still BELIEVE in love. And you want it so bad, your heart aches for it.
I completely understand. Because I was once that girl too.I am here to show you that you CAN have all of those things. Good guys DO exist and they WON'T break your heart. The perfect person is out there right now and he's looking for someone EXACTLY like you. And when he finds you, he will love you to the ends of the Earth. He will do anything to see you smile and keep you happy. And he will have so much gratitude that he finally found you.
There will be work to do on your end... but the work will be worth it.
Women like us... we're different than most. And even though we still struggle with insecurities, deep down we BELIEVE in our own magic.
We know what we bring to the table and we know how valuable we are. Stop holding back. It's time for you to get INTENTIONAL about your live life and CREATE what you want.
SPOILER ALERT: Love isn't a game of chance, it's a game of manifestation. You can't manifest what you don't believe.
Start believing that you deserve love and that your wildest dreams can and WILL come true!!!
XO Love Shannon
We are deep into Day 3 of Soulmate School and things are starting to get REAL JUICY.
I'm not the easiest of teachers, you know. And sometimes a little tough love is just what we need to help us open our eyes a little.
Today for Day 3 of Soulmate School, we had to dig deep and take a look at our pasts to see who we need to forgive. Forgiveness is pretty tough for most people. And... I get it. Believe me. I am one stubborn little thing and sometimes the LAST thing I want to do is forgive someone. Especially when I feel like they don't deserve it.
So I get it... Forgiveness can SUCK.
But let me tell you why they say forgiveness sets you free. Because energy in motion stays in motion. What this means is, the energy that was running between you and your ex is still running no matter how far apart you are or how long has passed. And it will continue to run in the same energy pattern until an outside force creates a change.
When I first realized this I almost choked on my coffee. I knew immediately I had to change the energy of my past so that I could REALLY be free once and for all.
I don't know about you, but I DO NOT want anything to do with my ex, and I especially don't want the energy of our relationship following me around like a black cloud.
So I took action and applied higher energies to the lower energies so I was able to transcend the past and let it go.
I know that sounds tricky, but it's actually very simple.
So today in Soulmate School, whether my students liked it or not, they had to forgive. Kicking, screaming and dragging their feet.... forgiveness... FOR THE WIN!! My students received special worksheets and exercises that help make the process simple and easy.
I made it easy on purpose.. because the process isn't meant to get you all worked up about the past. It's designed to help you gently let go of the ENERGY of it, so that you can finally be free.
This is Self-Love and this is HEALING. And I don't care what anyone says... we ALL need healing.
I never said Soulmate School would be easy, I just promised it would be worth it.
Love Shannon Nicole XO
“An object in motion will not change it's velocity unless an external force acts upon it.” -Newton's First Law of Motion
Here’s the thing about breakups that most people don’t realize. You’re not really broken up because of Newton’s first Law of Motion.
Do I have your attention yet?
Newton’s first Law of Motion states:
“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.”
What that means is that something that is sitting there will continue to sit there unless moved. And something moving will keep moving unless something stops it.
How does this apply to a breakup you ask? Because the energy that was running between you and your ex will stay running until you consciously create an energy SHIFT.
This is also why most of the time therapy or counseling doesn’t work. Why? Because you’re TALKING about what happened… why it hurt you, how you feel about it and blah blah blah! Further ADDING energy to the energy that was already active and running in your VIBE!
So… for those of you who thought you could just bail on your past, try to push this person out of your heart and mind and move forward… SURPRISE! You are still very much attached to this person on an energetic level.
This will create all kinds of fuckery for you in the most subtle ways. You might not notice it at first…
But those energetic cords that linked you together are still very much there and active af.
That “ol’ ball and chain”... yea… it’s still shackled to your ankle and you’ve been lugging it around unknowingly.
How does this create a problem for you?
Well, simply put.. You can’t move forward. You can’t truly let go. You cannot fully give yourself to another because that person who did you wrong? Is STILL there.
Hello darkness my old friend.. I just can’t seem to shake you. Well, DUH.
You can’t start a new chapter of your life until you close the old one.
Most people don’t know how to do that. They think leaving the situation is enough. They think time will heal old wounds. They think meeting someone else will do the trick. But again, NOPE.
If you desire to detach, release, clear, heal and let go so that you can move forward to create something new-- I want you to know that, you CAN.
But in order to fully disconnect from the past, release the past, create an energetic shift and let go you have to actually TAKE ACTION.
The Breakup Package is my most popular coaching package for a reason. Because without an outside force… nothing truly changes. Energy in motion stays in motion. You’ll still be running that same energy that was attached to your ex and it will continue to create turmoil for you on a subconscious level.
Not to mention your new partner will FEEL it. And how can you fully give yourself to another if you haven’t closed the last chapter of your book?
Let’s start writing a new story… here’s the deets:
The Break Up Package:
1 Hour Session per Week either Phone or Video-Chat
Each session includes:
1 Cord Cutting Session
1 Reading with Tarot & Oracle
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1 Soundbath for Balancing and Harmonizing Energy
Weekly Action Steps to Keep You on the Right Path
Space is limited and books up quick. Don’t wait, start today. Click below to reserve your space. Take action to help yourself once and for all. So you can finally heal and let go and fully give your whole self to the person who actually deserves you. #energycoach #healer #vibewithme
"Existence is vibration. When we separate something into its smallest parts, we always enter into a strange world where all that exists is particles and waves. The fact that everything is in a state of vibration means that everything is creating sound." Masaru Emoto
I bet you didn't realize that you are a sound healer. You might think that sound healing is for those who have studied with a guru or who have taken classes and have special certifications. But what if I told you that you that you are a natural born sound healer and that you are using sound to help realign your energy daily without even knowing it?
Would you believe me?
Most people are unaware that we born with the ability to heal ourselves. We know that when we get a cut our body creates a scab and heals it up. We know that when we catch a cold our immune system fights it off. But what we don't realize is that, when our energy falls out of balance, we naturally do things to help bring ourselves back into harmony.
Here are ten ways that we can naturally and easily use sound in our day to day lives to bring our energy into a more peaceful state.
Music is a gift from the Divine. We can use music to help calm or soothe us and help bring our energy into a harmonized state of being. We can also use music to inspire us, motivate us and get us up and moving! We can use music to help us “wake up” and “snap out of it” when we are feeling tired and we need a pick-me-up. We can also use music to help us fall asleep. It all depends on the tones and style of music that we choose to listen to. To use music to help shift your mood, choose music that resonates with how you want to feel.
When you feel pain, tension or resistance in your body, try “humming” to that area, softly. You can use sound from your own body, to break up energy blocks or release pent up energy that is creating imbalance in your body. Begin by slowing your breathing and feeling love inside of your heart. Next, draw in a big deep breath while “humming” and sending the love and sound toward the part of your body that needs to relax. Do this until you feel the energy shift.
There are many ways that we can use Listening to help us heal. When you’re feeling out of balance, you can put on music to help bring your energy back into alignment. There are many beautiful meditations and ambient music available on Youtube. Sometimes just listening to the sounds of your favorite spiritual teacher lead you through a guided meditation is all that you need to help bring your energy back into a harmonious state.
Throughout your day, pay attention to the words you are speaking. Words have power, as the throat creates vibration as you speak. This invisible vibration is sending energy into motion and shaping energy into matter creating your physical reality. So, pay attention to the words that you speak and ask yourself if they are worthy of what you’re trying to create. If not, change your vocabulary. Choose to speak words that support what you are creating in this world.
There is power in silence. Silence has so many answers to our questions that we struggle with each day. Your silence has a story to tell you. Each day take at least 5 minutes to close your eyes and be quiet. Turn your attention to the third eye and begin to breathe while feeling gratitude in your heart. As you feel your consciousness begin to shift… ask a question to your higher self and be silent until the answer arrives. As you feel your mind wander, gently bring your attention back to your silence and feel for the wisdom that exists inside of you.
The ability to sing is the most wonderful gift from the universe! In my house, we wake up and start the day singing to each other. We make up songs that we sing to our dog and get the day off to a fun start by being silly. Singing is helpful to express emotion no matter what you may be feeling at the time. If you’re feeling happy, you can sing happy songs. If you are feeling sad, you can sing a sad song. Song helps us to express the feelings and the energy of emotions that we are creating from the inside out.
If you watch my live show on Instagram called The Daily Vibe, then you are already familiar with how sound can assist in healing. In Shamanic traditions, they use the drum to release negative energy and emotion that is stuck in the energy field. The vibration of the soundwave from beating the drum introduces a dissonant wave that breaks up any stuck energy in the energy field that needs to be released. I also use the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls to re-tune the frequency of our chakras to bring our energy back into harmony and balance.
Nature is the Universe’s own personal sound healer. If you go out into nature and close your eyes you will begin to notice all of the soothing sounds that natures offers us. The leaves rustle in the wind… the creek babbles as the water flows. The birds sing and the waves crash. The frequencies of nature help to bring your energy back into balance and cleanse your energy.
Believe it or not, you already know how to heal yourself with sound. Think back to a time when you have been frustrated in the past. Did you let out a loud “urrrgh!” Or, think back to when you took a bite of some tasty food, did you immediately say “mmmm”? We express the emotions that we are feeling inside naturally through sound. So the next time you’re irritated, take a minute to go someplace where you can let out a big sigh… or if you’re feeling happiness, let out a nice laugh! Laughter is the best medicine because we are encouraging the flow of positive emotion through sound.
Observing or listening to the breath has many positive qualities. This is why in meditation we focus on the breath. When you bring awareness to the breath, which is life, and infuse the breath with positive feeling or intentions, you lift and raise your vibration and mood. This helps bring your energy into a state of balance and helps you to feel deep feelings of happiness and wellbeing. You can also use the sound of your breath for relaxation and releasing negative emotion such as stress and feelings of unease.
These are just a few of my favorite ways to use sound for creating harmony and balance in your daily life, and the best part about it is that everything listed here is free! Your energy is in your hands and the Universe provides us with everything that we need to heal and manifest within our own bodies and minds. I hope you use some or all of these techniques to bring more peace, flow and happiness into your own life!
Big hugs and lots of love,
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My life didn't always look like this. No no. My life looked very different not too long ago. I was restless and unsettled inside because deep down I wasn't happy and fulfilled. I felt like something was missing. And I had this burning knowing inside of me that I was destined to be more. I knew that life was meant to be fun. And I knew I still had a lot of exploring to do. Deep down I wanted to travel and get away. I wanted to head out to explore what the big world had to offer.
I started to allow myself to dream as big as the feelings that I had cultivating within me
I knew I wanted to meet someone who had a wild passionate energy running through them so that being with them would make me feel alive. I made a dream board and cut out pictures of couples strolling on the beach. I pasted together images that expressed the FEELING that I wanted to have.
I would look at it at night before bed and then close my eyes... and begin to FEEL what it would feel like to have those things.
Before I knew it, my life started to shift and change
I wasn't sure where I was going or what was coming my way but I decided to stay optimistic and excited that my life was unfolding in such unpredictable ways.
I kept saying to myself "I don't know what's coming.. but I KNOW it's going to be really good!" because "the universe knows exactly what I want and the universe has something really good up her sleeve."
Now my life looks like those photos you see. I met the Wild Spirit Dream boy that I wanted... only he isn't a dream anymore. I made it my reality.
You can create a brand new life. All you have to do is this:
The key is to stay consistent
You have to FEEL it on the daily. If you want it bad enough you will commit to creating it. Energy can be shaped into anything but you have to be consistent. Don't give up right before it happens. You have to BECOME THE ENERGY OF IT, daily. You have to see it, feel it, hear it, taste it, smell it, EMBODY it. You have to go within and cultivate the energy of it. And then, it's like the energetic template of it has been created so it's manifested. Then the universe brings it to you through the Law of Attraction.
Be determined and stay on the path
When you start to change your life like this sometimes other things have to change too. You are shifting and expanding. The old has to fall away as the new begins to take shape and form.
The people who knew you might not vibe with you anymore. The might look at all of the magic you've created and they say "she's so different now" or they cast judgement because they don't believe in your dream. When really you're not different at all. You just stopped holding back and playing small. You stepped into the highest expression of you, the one who was there all along.
During times like this you have to ask yourself
Do I really give a fuck about what they think? If I allow the opinions or judgments of others to stop you, everything you have worked for begins to shrink away. And that power and momentum you've built will dwindle back down right where you used to be.
I say fuck that
Keep going no matter what kind of fear you feel. You have to show up for your new self every single day and keep being the ENERGY of what you're trying to become. Eventually in unexpected hours, you aren't trying anymore... it's just become manifest and you are the brand new you that you were dreaming about before.
This week on The Daily Vibe we will focus on creating a new reality
Each day we will spend some time becoming the energy of our new reality. We will feel how we want our lives to FEEL. I will remind you that you are a powerful creator and that creating a new life is like changing the channel. You tune into a new frequency by becoming the energy from the inside out. I can't wait to see what we create together.
See you tomorrow on The Daily Vibe. XO Love Shannon
One of my favorite things to do is be outdoors. Nature helps to keep us grounded, clear and energized.
Trees, plants, sunshine and prana are so important for our health and well being. The sun recharges our energy when we feel drained. We are solar powered beings. Deep breaths of fresh prana will clear your energy if you have absorbed negativity. We are responsible for keeping our energy clear, energy does not clear itself. And walking with our feet on the Earth grounds us, which helps us to live from a more centered place.
If you're feeling down, low or fatigued... try getting outdoors to rejuvenate and recharge. Nature is our helper and we need to be connected to live our best lives.
After time spent outside it always helps me to feel more at peace and inspired. Nature gives us exactly what we need, every time.