"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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