Draw a line in the sand

How are your boundaries? Are you good at drawing a line in the sand to let people know what you will and will not accept? Or do you allow armies of toxic people trample all over you?

This weekend, I was watching two of Oprah’s Life Class segments and both dealt with toxic and mean people who infiltrate our lives. (If you have the OWN Network on cable, I highly recommend checking these out!) One of the shows featured Dr. Phil’s new book Life Code that identifies these personalities as toxic in our life as BAITER’s:

B (Backstabbers)

A (Abusers)

I (Imposters)

T (Takers)

E (Exploiters)

R (Reckless)

At one time, we have all allowed a BAITER into our life and for many, we allow them to stay and wreak havoc. And some people have acted like a BAITER.

So what do you do when you assess the people in your life (family, friends, coworkers, etc.) and determine that you have a BAITER or two?  Simply put, you must draw a line in the sand of what you will tolerate. If someone is consistently mean, rude, dismissive, calls names, puts you down, ignores you, takes from you, or treats you in a way that leaves you feeling depressed, then you need to decide whether drawing a line in the sane is appropriate, or whether kicking them out of your life is warranted.

Most people feel that they cannot set boundaries or give a kick in the keester to some people (especially family). Who made that rule? I don’t know who made that rule. We are living in a different energetic age and time, so the old rule book has been tossed out. If you allow people to behave badly in your life, then you are not living your life to its fullest potential. Period! Only YOU can allow someone to make you feel bad; so why have that person in your life? It’s your choice. So decide!!!!!!

I see far too many people acting weak in the knees around BAITERs and then in the wake of engagement with a BAITER they waste their time complaining, crying and feeling sad for themselves. What sort of energy do you think that sends out? It’s negative energy that will draw more negative energy to you. You are better than that sweet pea!

So now is the time for you to reclaim your life, draw a line in the sand of what is not acceptable, and stand up for yourself. People who truly love you would stand between you and a bully and declare “Back off!” You need to love yourself enough to say the same thing.

I recommend getting a copy of “Life Code” or contact me about coaching where I will help you recognize the BAITERs in your life, acknowledge your strength and help you draw only positive people into your life.

I would love to hear from you if you have a BAITER in your life and what you did (or are doing) to protect yourself!

Stay strong and positive!!

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor), award-winnign author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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3 reasons to take energy healing classes

I am a natural-born teacher and I love to share information with people. Whether it’s a crowded room of over 1000 people, or a small class of two people, I love to watch people’s eyes open wide when teaching resonates deep within. I especially love to create interesting classes and share innovative ideas.

So I want to share with you 3 reasons why I think you would benefit greatly from taking the energy healing classes that I offer through Manifested Harmony:

  1. When you learn about how energy works to positively and negatively impact our body (or the body of your companion animal), you can take steps to make sure that you are living in a way to help your body thrive. And when your body is healthy and vital, the rest of your life goes smoothly.
  2. When you learn a energy healing method, whether it’s Reiki, Crystal therapy, Integrated Energy Therapy, or even the teachings of the Law of Attraction, you can begin to work on yourself, your family, friends, and companion animals. You will learn techniques that you can immediately put to use!
  3. Once you open yourself to energy healing techniques, you will notice that things begin to positively shift in your life. You may feel more emotionally balanced, you will have less fear and doubt, you will see the good in people/situations, and you will appreciate all that you have with more gratitude (which will then bring more to you to be grateful about). Life will be better!

So to help everyone take a small teensy weensy step into the world that I like to call vibrational healing, I have created an afternoon class called Introduction to Vibrational Healing. For only $49 (a small investment in your well-being), you can learn about different energy healing techniques. The class is being held in Alexandria, VA on June 15th! If you don’t live in the area, don’t worry because I will also offer the class online later in the summer.

Or if you’re ready to dive in, these classes are already on the calendar:

May 5 = Basic Integrated Energy Therapy (deadline to register is this Sunday!!!)

May 19 = Integrated Energy Therapy for Pets (Basic is a pre-requisite)

June 8 = Intermediation Integrated Energy Therapy (Basic is a pre-requisite)

July 13 = Reiki Level One

July 14 = Reiki for Animals (Reiki Level One is a pre-requisite)

August 24 = Crystal Healing Basics & Grids

September 8 = Crystal Healing for Animals

If you work or volunteer with animals, you can receive 20% of your registration fee. With each class, you will receive practical hands-on session experience, a detailed workbook and a certification of completion. Each class is really fun, packed with information, and you will feel amazing spending a day with healing energy.

Taking an energy healing class is a wonderful investment in your well-being and those around you. I hope to see you in class soon!!

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor), award-winnign author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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Shine your Light into Darkness

Bombs exploding … adults and young children killed … people disfigured as the bomb severs off body parts … people running for their lives in panic. You would think that I’m talking about war zones in the Middle East. But this actually occurred on Monday in Boston at the finish line of the world famous Boston Marathon.

Terrible things happen in the world and it can be very defeating for those of us who actively engage the Law of Attraction (like attracts like). After the Aurora movie theater shooting, I wrote an article called “Why do good things happen to good people?” (You can get a copy of this free, insightful article when you sign up to be an Energy Emissary on my website homepage). So how are we supposed to go through life working towards joy and having a fulfilled life when unexpected tragedies can land directly in front of us and destroy everything we hold dear? My answer is simple …. Light.

Have you heard of the term “lightworker”? It is often used to reference those of us who are here on planet Earth at this time to bring healing, awareness and evolvement. There are countless lightworkers on this planet, and I am one of them (I did not know that until a few years ago). But I like to use the term lightworker in an even broader sense. You do not need to be certified or trained in an energy healing technique, or have one of the claires (clairaudient, clairvoyant, clairsentient, claircognizant), or have a special spiritual gift, or even be doing anything that is, per se, spiritual. To me, a lightworker is someone who naturally brings light into this world.

A lightworker brings light through a positivity, an attitude of gratitude, seeing the good in people, situations and things, and always believing and conveying, “all will be fine.” These are people who uplift us when we feel down, who calm us when we are sad or angry, who support us when we are beaten down. They literally bring light and clarity into our worlds during our darkest moments.

I absolutely believe with my whole lightworker heart that there are more lightworkers than darkworkers. This is a Universe of opposites, so where there is goodness and light, there must be evil and dark. It’s just the way the Universe operates. And the more we are faced with this darkness, the more went send a vibrational wish to the Universe for “I don’t like the dark, send me more light.”

I am here to tell you that there is far more light in the world than dark. So when we experience days like the Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook and Aurora mass killings, 9/11, wars and even the Titanic, we need to shine our individual light. Here’s 3 simple steps on how to do that:

  1. Do not dwell on the negative news stories about the latest tragedy. Once you learn of it, turn the TV off and refocus your energy on love, light and joy. Spend time doing whatever brings you the most joy. Maybe it’s spending time with your family, your pets, enjoying the outdoors, going for a walk or run, dancing, singing, painting, writing, spending time with crystals, getting an energy healing session, anything that brings out the best in you. Whatever it is … DO IT!
  2. After you have refocused your energy, send out your light to others by interacting with people, being uplifting, reassuring them, redirecting their attention away from the tragedy, sending energy healing (if you know how), or praying.
  3. Then share with others what you know about being a lightworker. Tell them how you are able to focus on the light during dark times and encourage them to do the same.

Collectively, when we do anything together it sends a power vibrational message out into the Universe. Collectively, we can take our individual light and join together with others to shine an unending bright light.  This is why people form together in candle light vigils …. they come together to shine a collective light. The students at Hogwarts did this with their wands pointed to the sky after Professor Dumbledore was killed; the light from their collective wands banished the Dark Mark.

Remember, we cannot permanently eliminate the dark from this world; but we can banish it by shining a light. So shine your light and be a lightworker.

Want to learn more about how to be a lightworker? Check out my training classes coming up this summer!

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor), award-winnign author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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What you didn’t know about me

Playing to the paparazzi in Venice

I have a detailed write up on my website about how I went from prosecuting trial attorney to national speaker to published author to becoming certified in the Law of Attraction and several energy healing techniques.

But did you know these wild and crazy things about me?

  1. I am obsessed with Blue Moon icecream. Yes, it is robin’s egg blue and if blue had a flavor, this icecream would taste like blue. Not blueberry …. Blue! Whenever I go home to Michigan, my first stop is typically the Michigan State University (my alma mater) Dairy Store to gorge in blue moon and sport a bright blue tongue!
  2. I watched “All My Children” from about age 8 (when I was home for several months with pneumonia) until it went off the air about 18 months ago. (Psssttt … it’s coming back on Hulu at the end of this month!!!) It was my guilty pleasure to escape from the realities of life. And I embarrassingly admit that while I don’t watch a lot of TV, I love The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Dancing with the Stars (I give a really good critique of the dances) and American Idol. 
  3. Hanging out in the Great Hall

    I am a Harry Potter fanatic and I can take on any tween when it comes to Harry Potter trivia. Go ahead … quiz me! I’ve read the books countless times and I can recite all of the movies verbatim. In Summer 2009, I visited the movie set in London when they were filming the final two movies. I met all of the animal actors (loved the cats that played Crookshanks), walked through all of the scenes, met some of the actors (love the Weasley twins) and learned that very little in the movie was computer generated. I could write an entire blog on that experience (oooo …. I shall do that). And I will be going back to visit the exhibit at the movie studio later this summer! And yes, I have several Harry Potter wands, clothing, and have even enjoyed a Butterbeer or two.

  4. Is that Flo from Progressive?

    I love Halloween, dress up every year and used to make my office staff dress up on Halloween (mandatory Halloween dress up IS a condition of your employment!!). I dressed many times as Harry Potter characters and can pull off an incredible Flo from Progressive! And yes, I even dress up my cats!

  5. When I a child, I would walk down the street to my paternal grandparents house and would select a rock along the way and give it to my grandfather. After ten or so years of doing this, one day he showed me a huge container that housed all of the rocks. It’s no wonder that I’m drawn to crystals.
  6. My dream growing up was to be a choreographer. I grew up dancing and playing instruments and was gifted at choreography.  A knee injury ended that and I still scratch my head on how I then became a lawyer! But, I still ballroom dance (specifically, West Coast Swing) and a few years ago I actually competed and won my category. You can’t take the dancer out of me (now play Dancing Queen by Abba in your head). And I confess that I dressed up for Halloween a few years ago as Jennifer Beals from Flashdance! Do you see a theme here with Halloween costumes invading my other passions?!?!?!?
  7. I have been to two Inaugural Balls (from the past 2 elections) and wow are those loads of fun! It may even make me forget for an evening about the terrible traffic in the DC area.
  8. Monte & Mona in Zurich, Switzerland!

    I have the best collection of stuffed animals! Everywhere I go, I get one that represents the state or the country. I also just collect the ones that yell my name from the store shelf! I even travel sometimes with my two sock monkeys: Mona Munchen and Monte Schiammo. If you ever join in on one of my online classes, just look in the background and you will see a wall shelf of stuffed animals!

  9. The only music that I will really listen to is 80’s music …. 80’s hard rock, 80’s ballads, 80’s pop, 80’s new age …. you name it in the 80’s, and I can tell you where I was when I first heard the song. Don’t be jealous … it’s a gift. 🙂 And above all, I love Barry Manilow!
  10. Half of my closet is filled with pink and lime green clothes, mostly from Lilly Pulitzer. When I wear these colors, I feel that I’m back in Nantucket (a frequent vacation destination thanks to my good friend Kristen living there). So I proudly wear the Nantucket island colors and try to emulate being a Lilly Pulitzer spokesmodel.

I hope you enjoyed this crazy little run down of interesting things about me. All of these things help keep me balanced and well. I’d love to hear from you if you resonate with any of these passions!

Gelato anyone?

 

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor), award-winnign author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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When the body dies, the soul soars

I have written a very special article entitled When the body dies, the soul soars. Recently, two of my feline clients passed away and it took me to a very contemplative place. I want to share what I learned with you. At some point in our lives, a loved one (whether human or animal) will pass away. My hope is that this article will provide answers and peace.

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Allie and Oscar (who is now one of my Angels)

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor), award-winnign author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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