10 things I learned when I started working with my own energy

Working with energy can be tricky at best, and utterly discouraging at worst. But when I find that connection, the currents of what I feel power all things, the world feels right. I am a bit new to actively working with my own energy/vibrational frequency, like meditation and breathing to figure through ailments or illnesses and even emotional maladies, but I am not new to the feeling of that connection.

It’s what I believe is my drive. What motivates me to try try try until I succeed. So when I truly concentrated on not only feeling and holding that connection to myself, but actively manipulating it, I started to feel stronger, more awake and aware, and more at peace with myself.

I am continuing to learn and develop, as we all do as human souls, but I wanted to see a physical detail of virtues or traits that I believe I have cultivated throughout this journey. So I sat down the other day and wrote out what I felt I have learned through my trials and errors with meditations, dreamwork, journaling, and working with my own energy.

Patience

Being patient with myself, my journey, my emotional and mental processing. Patience in outcomes, being the listener more than the speaker, growing in wisdom by waiting out impasses and learning from failures. Being patient with loved ones and their paths, being patient with time.

Resilience

Resilience and self reliance, learning to bounce back from setbacks, using mistakes as learning tools to help develop better ways of being, living, doing, and thinking. Battling addictions and growing victorious; wiping myself off and standing back up, ignoring and disassociating from judgment. Using constructive criticism to better myself and further my goals.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness for myself and those who have made their own mistakes at my expense, forgiveness in my relationships, my status. Refusing to be a victim, acknowledging and accepting my flaws and not operating in self-deprecation or shame. Empowering myself to learn from my imperfections.

Setting boundaries

Learning to stop when enough is enough, limiting self indulgences, boosting motivation and discipline. Learning when and how to say “no”, how to limit putting others’ needs above my own, recognizing my voice and self advocating. Speaking out to defend myself as necessary, offering council and taking council only when warranted. Learning how to protect myself from coercion, manipulation, guilt trips. Protecting my emotions and mental stability.

Self respect

Learning to respect myself by being impeccable with my word: when I make promises or commitments to myself and carry out, I feel more growth and enlightenment within and I am someone who I can respect. Setting myself up for success and growth, limiting self sabotaging thoughts and actions, directing my intellect and talents to set and achieve goals.

Spiritual hygiene

Taking time to self assess, self reflect and recognize where I am growing spiritually, where I am lacking, and what new things I’ve experienced throughout my day/week/month/year. Keeping journals and logs of prayers, spellings, intonations, meditations, observations and things of interest in growing in spirit.

Grounding + staying grounded

Learning what resonates, speaks to me, helps connect me to earth’s circuitry. Drumming, singing and chanting to achieve harmony and balanced frequencies. Learning how to stay attuned to that frequency more often than being out of tune.

Letting go

Ceasing to perseverate on things beyond my control, learning to be impartial and distanced from things that no longer serve me or will serve me, accepting the flux of change, leaving short term fixes behind to embrace the full range of healing that comes with letting shit go.

Confidence + courage

Finding my stomach, tuning myself into my inner wolf, becoming confident in my abilities, intelligence, wit and humor. Learning to approach all things without fear. Breathing through anxiety, working through obstacles, learning to trust my gut. Being assertive in myself and standing firm in my values.

Trusting in myself

Accepting my strengths and limitations, urging my heart to understand them, opening myself to my intuition, my own vulnerability and learning to fall in love with my own soul and spirit.

 

 

I hope this serves as inspiration to look inward and embrace all that you have learned and all that your spirit has achieved. You’re strong, you’re human, and you’re full of energy just waiting to be harnessed. If ever you would like an energy or plant reading to help you along your unique journey, please feel free to get in touch. I am in my happy place when helping others find that connection to their own energy frequencies.

 

Many blessings, Dear Hearts❤

 

 

Using Acupuncture for Healing

Many people have heard of and have a general idea of what acupuncture is. But contrary to the popular “cure-it-now” belief system of most Westerners, acupuncture is a therapy system used to continuously treat symptoms of various ailments over a period of time. Because of this, acupuncture can be a very effective treatment plan for ongoing therapy of many different conditions.

What is acupuncture?

Quite simply, acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine tradition that has been in practice in the East for around 2500 years. Acupuncture is the practice of releasing patterns of energy flow—called Qi or Chi—found throughout the body with the use of very thin, metallic needles.

According to Eastern tradition, these energies within the body fall along fourteen points and are responsible for overall health. Acupuncture seeks to alternate or reverse certain energies within the body when dis-ease is present or if there are symptoms that can be connected to these points within the Chi.

What is acupuncture used to treat?

Here in the Western world ‘alternative’ or ‘traditional’ healthcare practices are proving themselves effective as treatments for a variety of ailments. Acupuncture is one of them. To be sure, medical providers should always be consulted when considering an alternative treatment to any condition. Some commonly treated conditions include:

  • Chemotherapy side-effects such as nausea and vomiting
  • Post-operative: including dental, routine and sometimes invasive surgeries
  • Tobacco use, illicit drug addiction and alcohol addiction
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Headaches, migraines, pain relief
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sometimes used for bodily traumas like spinal injuries, concussions, and muscle spasms

How does acupuncture work within the body?

According to extensive medical research, acupuncture is linked to several different biological responses within the body. These responses are generally found right around, on, or in the area of skin that the therapy is applied. It is also reported that opioid peptides are released during acupuncture therapy. Opioid peptides are chains of amino acids behaving generally alike to endorphins. These peptides are released during an acupuncture session, and have a direct effect on controlling symptoms such as emotion, motivation, attachment behavior (such as that seen in addictions), the body’s response to stress and pain, and even food intake.

Acupuncture has been proven to be a most effective treatment option for many ailments. Check with a your PCP for advice on whether acupuncture is the right choice for you.

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CBD Essential Oils? They make those?!

I’ve always been a sucker for essential oils…so naturally my very first order from Kannaway included the essential oils trio set. And I’ve been using them often lately, coming up with different simple ways in which to incorporate them in my routine.

The pack came with 3 blends: Energize (citrus, eucalyptus, cinnamon blends), Tranquility (Ylang Ylang, lavender blends), and Defense (like a CBD Thieves’ Oil). I am not quite sure that using them in a diffuser realizes the full potential of the cannabinoids in them, but when I use them with my aromatherapy bracelet or implement the pressure points therapeutic approach, I get a better sense of absorption. Maybe it’s a placebo effect with all essential oils, including ones with cannabinoids, but I really don’t think so. Science has gone both ways. But for me, these are heavenly additions to my oils in the herb cabinet.

Some of the simple ways I’ve been using the trio pack lately:

Tranquility:

*in a carrier oil for massage: achy joints, sore/cramped/tense muscles, general relaxation; applied to temple pressure points for headache relief

*in a diffuser for aromatherapy/promote better sleep

*drop on finger and rub on inner wrist pressure points for stress & anxiety comfort

Energize:

*in a diffuser in the morning, during a workout, during general activity (I even use my diffuser in class!)

*in a carrier oil or drop on finger and rub on pressure points located between thumb and index finger

*drop on finger, stimulate top of forehead pressure point for a quick pick-me-up

Immunity:

*in a diffuser to promote air purification (and a lovely air freshener)

*homemade cleaners and disinfectants

*small amount of oil blend (Immunity in carrier oil) just under the nose to inhibit environmental pollutants/germs

All in all, I would recommend adding essential oils to your own home medicine cabinet. Utilizing essential oils in general is a positive practice, and can offer a natural alternative for many healing and even household products. Just avoid oils that are not 100% natural, or have artificial fragrances or additives. Food grade is usually safe. More to come with recipes and blends using these wonderful oils!

Kannaway Life

So I started taking a CBD supplement 2 days ago. I want to say I already feel a difference, but it’s such a subtle undercurrent that I’ve ended up second guessing myself. But going into the third day, I am experiencing a fresher feeling inside…like a bit more energy, but with a contented vibration.

I started taking CBD in hopes of helping ease the depressive states I frequently experience. That’s a bit of another story, for another time. But in some moments, I have definitely felt more motivated intrinsically, and I’ve felt more energetic at tackling the mundane things that I’ve neglected here and there.

It has only been 3 days, but I’m hoping I’ve found something that can help that isn’t a commercial drug for depression. I’ve been working with healing plants for some time now, and have truly become a believer in the healing power of cannabis.

So I’ve started the CBD supplements, and am looking into some other CBD products that can also be beneficial, now not just for me, but my family as well. More on this journey to come. 🙂

Does anyone else have experience with CBD oils and supplements? If so, kindly leave a comment; I would love to hear!