Monthly Archives: August 2015

High Vibrations: The Law of Resonance

I have some amazing people in my life. I have people who love me and support me, people who encourage me and look to me for guidance. And, of course, there are some people in my life that I am sure are here to challenge me. (Chances are pretty good that if you are reading this, I don’t think of you in that category.)

albert-einstein-on-energy-physics-and-the-law-of-attractionMy technology has been challenging me, too. My computer has been crashing far more regularly than I would like. Then my phone was acting up. I will admit, there were some strong words used. 🙂

I was talking with a good friend, who also happens to do Akashic Record Clearing for me. As I was telling her about the various challenges I’ve been experiencing recently (and she was helping me clear it), I had a huge realization. The Law of Resonance was working in my life, and not to my benefit.

The Law of Resonance is something I talk about with my coaching clients quite a bit. Everything is energy, and energy is vibration or frequency. Some things vibrate at a higher or lower frequency than other things. The same goes for people. Some people operate at a higher or lower vibration than others.

Let’s talk about people. When two people who are living at different vibrations come into contact with each other for any appreciable length of time, one of three things will happen:

  1. The lower vibration will increase to meet the higher vibration.
  2. The higher vibration will decrease to meet the lower vibration.
  3. Both vibrations will change to meet in the middle.

All three options have the same effect – the two begin to resonate at the same frequency.

I had a huge aha moment during our conversation. I haven’t been holding my vibration. I’ve been allowing the others I come into contact with to affect me. I’ve been letting the challenges drag me down.

I am bigger than any of the challenges I face. I can handle it. Not only that, I can handle it with grace and integrity. I only need to keep my vibration high.

Only. That can be easier said than done.

I’m focusing on getting back to basics. I’m working on raising my vibration through my meditation practice. I’ve started writing in my journal again. I’ve cleansed my space with sage. And I’m wearing crystals like rose quartz to stay focused on coming from my heart.

I can be the eye of the storm. Challenges and obstacles can rage around me, and I don’t need to get swept up by them. I can hold the higher vibration and by doing so, allow others to raise their vibration as well.

Blessings,

Mary

 

Keep Your Commitments!

One of the values I hold pretty highly is integrity. The Oxford English Dictionary defines integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. To me, part of integrity is doing what you say you are going to do, in other words, keeping your commitments.

Your Word is Law in the UniverseWhen someone in my life drops the ball and does not do what they say they are going to do, it drives me crazy. The quickest way to upset me is to tell me you are going to do something and then not do it. I’m not talking about little things like taking out the garbage or making the bed (although if that became a pattern, then we might have to have words). I’m talking about big commitments like community projects, work assignments, or roles where other people are depending on me and you.

It seems to run in cycles. All is well, and then I’ll encounter several instances in a row. Of course, whenever something irritates me about someone else, it is never about the other person. It is always about me.

Time for some self reflection and examination.

Are there commitments I have made that I am not following through on? I tend to take on a lot of commitments, so this isn’t out of the question. While there are a few things that I have not completed, I have made sure to either de-commit or update the other person or people involved on the progress. I can’t really think of anything that I have left undone. So if that’s it, I’ve completely forgotten. (Please let me know if I’ve made a commitment to you that I haven’t completed!)

I’m pretty hard on myself when I don’t complete something. That’s part of why I don’t like to back out of anything. However, I would rather formally de-commit myself than just not do it. My word is law in the Universe. If I can’t keep my commitments to myself and others, why would the Universe support me to keep my goals and life purpose?

So if it’s not about commitments that I have not kept, what is this lesson about for me?

Thinking about the most recent occurrences, I think my responsibility lies in not being clear about the expectations related to the commitment. It is really difficult for the other person to complete a project if they don’t understand all of the pieces involved. OK, so I need to work on clear communication, perhaps putting agreements in writing.

And sometimes, it just means that the other person is not someone I can rely on.

Thank you, Universe, for the opportunity to learn and grow.

Blessings,

Mary

Making a Mala

I’ve been wanting a mala for several months now. If you haven’t heard the term before, a mala is a meditation tool, a set of beads that is used for counting prayers or repeating mantras, somewhat like a rosary, except that a mala is favored by Hindus and Buddhists.

Mary's MalaQuite some time ago I saw a video that talked about 6 power words that could transform your life. It was a sales pitch for the man’s program, however, he offered a lot of information in his introductory video, which I really appreciate. (For anyone interested in checking it out, here’s the link. You do have to sign up for his newsletter, and I can not vouch for the quality of his training.)

The six power words are a mantra: “Aum gum shreem maha lakshmi yei namaha”. Aum means pure force. Gum means removal of obstacles. Shreem is the sound of abundance. Maha symbolizes the increase of energy. Lakshmi yei represents purpose. And Namaha represents completion. The vibration of the words can, as the vibration of any words can and does, affect you on a deep and cellular level. (Which is why negative self-talk is so harmful!)

When I have used this mantra in the past, I have definitely noticed positive things – opportunities for abundance – come into my life.

Repetition is also powerful. The mantra is most effective repeated 108 times daily. Do you know how hard it is to keep track of how many times you’ve said a mantra WITHOUT the help of a mala? I do. Let’s just say I haven’t been very effective at creating a habit of saying this mantra.

I’ve had a couple of friends who had offered to make me one. For one reason or another, it hasn’t happened. (And there are absolutely no hard feelings, friends!) I even saw a woman at the Market who was selling some. Unfortunately, they were WAY out of my price range. Apparently, I needed to make it myself.

The first hurdle was what to make it from. Traditional malas are made of seeds, wood or bone. Malas made of crystals are quite popular now, and that is what I wanted. But what crystals to use?

I had a strand of emeralds, though there weren’t enough to make a mala on their own. So what to put with them? I headed to my favorite crystal guide, Love is in the Earth.

Emeralds are good for combining “intelligence with discernment, allowing for the choice of “right” action to be the only choice available. … It can be used to open, activate and to stimulate the heart chakra… [and] bring harmony to all areas of one’s life. … It can be used to eliminate negativity from one’s life and to bring forth the positive actions required to assist one in remaining centered in the practicality of one’s lifework. … It can help one to maintain the rhythmic breathing conducive to entering and attaining a meditative state. After the meditative state, it helps one to maintain the cool brilliance of the deliberate reflection and to emit the radiance of the light.”

The stones I ultimately chose to go with the emerald were kunzite and ruby.

Kunzite “activates the heart chakra and aligns the heart chakra with the throat chakra and third-eye chakra. It synthesizes the energies to produce loving thoughts and loving communication. … Kunzite can be used to remove obstacles from one’s path… and acts asa facilitator in the physical, emotional and intellectual realms. … It assists one in attaining deep meditative states and provides for centering in all situations; it helps one to mentally retire when in the midst of a crowd, to remain calm in the midst of distraction, and to sustain wisdom in the midst of folly. Kunzite also stimulates intuition and creativity during the meditative state.”

Ruby “stimulates the heart chakra and assists one in the selection and attainment of one’s ultimate values. It further stimulates the loving emotional side toward nurturing, bringing spiritual wisdom, health, knowledge and wealth. … It has been used to induce a stability in one’s economic status; it has been said that as long as one retains a bit of ruby, wealth will never depart. … The ruby encourages one to follow bliss. … The energy can assist one in changing one’s world, promoting creativity and expansiveness in awareness and manifestation.”

All together, the three stones help keep me heart-centered, promote meditation and aid abundance – very much in line with the mantra.

As I said, traditional malas have 108 beads, which is four rounds of 27 (3x3x3). When I looked at visual examples online, some showed just the 108 beads in a single loop, while others had a different bead that divided the four sections. I chose to divide mine, and because I had three different types of beads, mine actually has 112 beads, because of the dividers. I’m good with that. 🙂 And yes, I made the tassel, too!

I chanted the mantra with each bead as I placed it on the string. By the end, I was definitely in a bit of an altered state! I am looking forward to seeing what regular practice with the mala and the mantra brings me!

Blessings,

Mary

All quotes are from Love is in the Earth: A Kaleidoscope of Crystals – The Reference Book Describing the Metaphysical Properties of the Mineral Kingdom by Melody.

Is This What “Relaxed” Feels Like?

I really don’t want to jinx myself. I think I may be starting to relax. De-stress. I’m not feeling as frantic as I have for the past… longer than I care to admit.

frog-on-back-relaxThis past week has been wonderfully therapeutic. I gave myself a ginger foot bath; the rash and scaliness on my feet that has been present since sometime in June is gone. I had an epsom salt bath. I’ve done yoga in the back yard several times.

I have slept in until the luxurious hour of 8 am, or even 9 am! I’ve gone to bed when I’m tired, and a couple of times stayed up late just because I could.

I spent a day and a half (or two days?) reading ElfQuest online. I have to refresh my memory so I understand what’s going on in the Final Quest!

I completed a sweater coat, so I finally have one to sell. Maybe one day I’ll be as fast as Katwise at making them. Or maybe not.

And I’ve still had things on my schedule. I’m working on coordinating (with the help of several others) Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day. I’ve been reading tarot at the Pier Street Market, and I’ll be trying out a new Market in Black Creek tonight. I’m teaching classes online. And I work one shift a week.

I am, however, not scheduled to the max. I have time to sit, to read, to decide how *I* choose to use my time, in this moment, rather than having chosen that a week or more ahead. I can decide, today, as I wake up, what I want to do today. Which goal do I choose to move toward?

Today, I think I will do a little work for Pagan Pride, perhaps take some sweaters apart, read some more ElfQuest, do a little writing, and prepare for a great Market this evening. That sounds about right.

It’s taken a month for the frantic-feeling to wear off, for the tension to begin to release. And it is SO refreshing!

It suddenly occurred to me – this is what TIME-FREEDOM feels like. This, this is what I’ve been working towards. This is what I have been craving. And I really appreciate it! (I feel a little like William Wallace right now – FREEDOM!)

How long does it take you to relax? And what do you find relaxing?

Blessings,

Mary