The New Year

In just a few days, according to the standard calendar we use here in the US, it will be a new year. At this time of year, a lot of people set goals and intentions for the upcoming year. Many coaches encourage their clients to do so. It makes sense. According to our calendar, one…

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Work With Your Whole Self

Too often, when someone is on a healing journey, they’re told to eliminate certain aspects of themselves. To “conquer their shadows” and stop feeling anger toward those who have harmed them. This rhetoric does not lead to healing. In fact, it can hold people back and even worsen their difficulties. When someone is bullied, abused,…

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Working With Darkness

At times, someone who is on a healing journey is told that in order to heal, they have to eliminate their “shadows” and have and project “only love and light.” This is not the case. The parts of you that are sometimes labeled “shadows” are, often, the parts that have been the most damaged by…

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Everything Requires Balance

In some corners of the spiritual community, practitioners claim that in order to heal, you have to think “only positive thoughts” and feel only positive emotions. They preach “love and light” and even go so far as to tell trauma survivors that they have to stop thinking about the past because they’re lowering everyone else’s…

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I Don’t Know Everything

As a practitioner, I am an expert in some things. I’m an expert in Chios Energy Healing, the modality I practice. I’ve continued my studies in it and hold two certifications in it. I’m an expert in channeling, at least the channeling I do. I don’t know if I’d call myself an expert in the…

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“I Don’t Like It, So It’s Wrong”

In a healing journey, it’s totally fine to seek support and guidance from others. Someone who isn’t you might have a clearer view of what’s holding you back and how to progress despite the obstacles. But when you turn to others, just as it’s important to trust yourself when you feel like they’re incorrect, it’s…

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Deep Inside, You Know

As we work to heal from our pasts and progress in our lives, sometimes we seek help and advice from external sources. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing this. Having someone outside ourselves telling us what they see and think can help us determine the best course for our journey. But when we’ve experienced…

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You Have the Answers

Within each of us lies a well of power. The power to determine the course of our life. The power to create the life we want. And the power to know how to make that happen. Many of us have lost touch with that inner power, especially if we’ve experienced abuse or other trauma that…

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“We’re Guides, Not Answer-Bots”

The title of this post is a quote from my guide Shiva when I asked him to help me explain to a client why they wouldn’t just be handed all the answers during a channeling session. Although Shiva chose his phrasing to amuse me, because I was a little frustrated with myself for not being…

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You Know Yourself Best

Finding information and guidance is easy. Just go onto social media and you’ll find dozens of practitioners, coaches, psychics, and others who are happy to tell you what you should do and how you should do it. But how do you know whether they’re right? How can you tell if you should listen to them?…

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