Dance it out: Instantly raise your vibration!

Want an instant stress reliever that raises your vibration? Then prepare to shake your groove thing! I have been an avid dancer ever since I was 4 years old. And while I progressed from the ballet studio to the ballroom, what I have discovered is that you do not have to be a trained dancer to enjoy the benefits.

Dancing is a great way to get a depleted, tired, stiff and cranky body moving. Dancing releases endorphins (the happy hormones), gets your cardio-vascular system pumping, and releases stress to rebalance your exhausted adrenals (your fight-flight glands that pump far too much stress-producing cortisol leaving you like a walking shell of a person). And researchers have studied the health benefits of dancing! Check out “Shall we dance? An exploration of the perceived benefits of dancing on well-being.

You just need to do these 5 things:

  • Don’t worry about how you look
  • Don’t think about whether you know how to dance (this is not Dancing with the Stars, my friend)
  • Find a private location in your home, or be bold and go to a dance club
  • Select a song that takes you back to a joyful time in the past, one that gets your feet naturally grooving to the rhythm
  • And then in the immortal words of Prince … Let’s Go Crazy and Party like it’s 1999!

I have my favorite Bust-A-Move 80’s Songs that I crank up whenever I’m stressed, upset, angry, depleted, or just need an instant pick-me-up. When you dance it out, don’t worry about holding proper posture or stepping with a ball-heel. This is a time to find your inner Flash Dance and spaz out. I have been known to grab a cat for a funky Salsa. Just do whatever comes to mind. The goal is to groove until you forget why you started.

I guarantee you that after one song, you will forget why you needed to dance it out. After three songs, you will be on a dancing high. And after six songs, your legs will burn with pain and you will collapse in ecstasy.

Dancing is an excellent way to raise your vibration and pull yourself out of a negative downward spiral. While you may think this is silly or that you don’t have the moves to dance, just do it and I can guarantee that you will feel amazing!

About Allie Phillips:

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Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically 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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Conversations are Changing

There has been a lot of conversation in recent years about the energy shift and how this process of moving into the Age of Aquarius is helping us to evolve as a society. The shift is slow and has likely been happening since the late 1980’s. Although it feels in past few years that it has picked up speed. Many people panicked when December 21, 2012 (the end of the Mayan calendar) approached; yet the feared Armageddon did not happen.

So how do we know that this shift is really happening? I know without a doubt that it is happening simply by watching present conversations that were not happening in the past. For example:

  • In 2005, the movie “The Secret” discussed the ancient Law of Attraction and became a popular movie thus making this little-known Law known to most people and spun off countless books, training programs and even Law of Attraction coaches (like me!).
  • In July 2013, Dr. Oz featured crystal sonic therapy on his daily show and discussed the numerous benefits of sound healing through crystal singing bowls which was experienced by Dr. Oz and several audience participants.
  • On April 14, 2014, national news outlets covered the Blood Moon, full moon lunar eclipse because people were fascinated by the appearance and the spiritual meaning of the event.
  • On April 16, 2014, Valerie Harper announced that she was cancer-free. She shared that she does not let other people’s opinions (such as a doctor telling her that she has “terminal” cancer) impact how she lives her life. Although she later admitted that she is not fully cancer-free, her cancer stopped growing and she is living her life as if she is cancer-free. She credits her positive outlook on life. That concept is one of the teachings in the Law of Attraction.
  • As a society we are much more aware of how we treat animals, the plight of food/farm animals, and including pets during disaster plans and evacuations. When I think back 10, 15 and 20 years ago, issues about the welfare of animals was not a common occurrence on national news and not on the consciousness of mainstream America. Now it is a daily occurrence. This is part of the shift into oneness and compassion for all living beings.
  • Just last week, ABC ‘s Nightline featured a story about a goat who was despondent when he was rescued from a hoarding situation and his donkey friend was sent to a different rescue. Isn’t that amazing that national news is now featuring prime time stories about the feelings of animals? Check out the story!
  • When I share that I am an energy healer, most people respond by saying “like Reiki?” Moreover, Reiki is now mainstream in many hospitals, particularly in oncology departments and is even helping wounded warriors.

Elestial soul pathThe energy shift is causing more people to grow curious about acupuncture, angels, astrology, crystals, near death experiences, past lives, psychics, spirit guides, tarot, and so on. People are hungry for information about things that are non-physical and cannot be seen. If you search on Facebook, you can find hundreds of pages that are spiritual/healing in nature with extensive followers.

Another result of the energy shift is that more people are finding passion in these subjects and even starting businesses that are spiritual or healing. When people embrace the spiritual/healing side of their nature, take action, and share what they know, they shine a light out to the Universe that benefits all. The more people that shine their light, the more the energy shift will continue to unfold in a positive way.  I believe this is why the energy shift has not been the cataclysmic event that many people predicted. When more people are shining their spiritual light, it shifts the energy in a more positive way. This particular issue was discussed in Gregg Braden’s book called Fractal Time (which is really worth reading)!

I encourage you to take notice of how conversations on the national scene and even in your own life are shifting. It is really a beautiful thing to watch when you take a moment to notice and see how far we have come.

About Allie Phillips:

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Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically 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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Are we spiritually bankrupt?

I felt the need to write this post after the U.S. experienced its 74th school shooting since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school in December 2012. That’s 1 school shooting a week that is only happening in the U.S. Did you know that in addition to Manifested Harmony, I have worked for over 20 years in the field of helping crime victims? Although I’m not a prosecuting attorney in the courtroom anymore, I work to educate criminal justice professionals and communities about preventing violence and protecting our most vulnerable (particularly animals and children). I also offer energy healing to those who are suffering (both people and animals).

We cannot turn on the news anymore without the lead story being a mass shooting, an unexpected violent situation, or some other shocking disaster. We’re simply surrounded by it to where many people wonder, Is this the new reality? I have been looking deeper to identify why there is an increase (or an appearance in an increase) in mass violence and even one-on-violence. It’s like the whole world has gone berserk! Particularly in the U.S., we live in a world where we are bombarded with violent images (news, movies, video games, images on the internet) and we are numb to violence. So when the violence happens again and again, we do not have the energy to be outraged. It’s frankly common. The U.S. right now is no different than the war zones in the Middle East. And we are tolerating it.

I have the honor of working with the most respected and knowledgeable national organizations and leaders on preventing violence towards people and animals. And we are doing the best job that we can (through education, resources), prevention of violence efforts in the U.S. are failing. Just yesterday I had a conversation with an organization about how we are preaching to the choir and those people who need to hear messages about compassion, non-violence and peace will tune out. And while there are great theories on what we need to do to combat everyday violence, there’s one aspect missing in these discussions.

My answer … yes. I don’t mean spiritually bankrupt in that they need to do more yoga or spend more time in meditation. These people appear to have nothing “higher” or bigger than themselves that they belief in, have faith in, or can rely on when they are struggling. This is not a religions belief; it’s a faith that there is an overall plan to the Universe and how our world plays out; an energy that we can tap into to either live a life of joy or a bankrupt energy where we feel the world and everyone in it is out to get us. It is why we have a population of people who live in love and see the beauty in everything and therefore experience peace; and where we have a population of people who live in fear, harm each other (and animals) and believe that the world is a scary place.

We all know people who have suffered a trauma (whether small or large) and there’s one of two reactions that occur:

  • First: the person victimized is so traumatized that they shut down to where others wonder if part of their soul severed off for protection and they simply become a shell of a person wandering and drifting through life in extreme pain; they lose their faith in God/higher power; they fear/feel that the world is out to get them; or
  • Second: the person victimized is resilient and rises above the trauma due to their belief that their experience happened for a reason, and they turn that experience into something positive to benefit others (think Oprah, Elizabeth Smart, the 3 ladies who were held captive for a decade in Cleveland); they have faith and a deep knowing that there is a higher power that helped them survive.

It is the people in the first category that we need to worry about and locate. It is the people in the first category that you need to identify in your life, in your community and get them re-connect to the spiritual nature of our world. Why is this important?

Are these violent people spiritually bankrupt?  When someone has a spiritual connection, they have an innate understanding and faith in how the World works, the energy that comprises everything that is, that there is a greater Universal consciousness that governs everything (whether you call this God or some other deity), and that when you have faith in these unseen powers you are protected, guided and held safe. You have faith that everything will work out, that there are lessons even in painful situations, and that you are powerful because spiritual beings are immortal (it is only our human body that dies).

When you think about these violent people, do you think they fall into the first or second category? I think the overwhelming response is that they fall into the first category. You never hear news reports that these mass murderers were spiritually connected; instead, we hear how they were isolated, fearful, and on the fringe of society. The first person is often backwards thinking, obsessed with perceived wrongs, afraid of the world, other people, circumstances of our current society, they feel victimized (whether true or not) and isolated to where they feel that lashing out (often resulting in their own death) is the only option. The second person is more forward thinking, they see meaning in every experience (whether good or bad), they have faith that there is a greater power who will lift them up and protect them, they see that they can make a positive difference based on their experiences, and they take positive action to benefit humanity.

The difference between these two people, who could have had similar traumatic situations, is that the first person has no faith, no hope, no connectedness to all that is and other living beings, and cannot feel the invisible yet powerful energy from those who guide and protect us (angels, ascended masters, God/universal power). They have no problem taking a human or animal life because they have no empathy. When you have no empathy, you are spiritually bankrupt.

So what do we do? Identify these people in your life or community and begin to draw them back to their spiritual foundation. Give them a book that helps them to reconnect, invite them to a meetup where these topics are discussed, have a one-on-one conversation. This may seem simplistic when it comes to stopping someone who is hell bent on taking a machine gun to a movie theater, but you never know what you could prevent.

We cannot leave the safety of our planet to national or world leaders, or organizations working on prevention. It starts at home and in our community. We all have a responsibility to share our spiritual light. After all, we are spiritual beings having a human experience, right? We need to ensure that as a human we do not forgot the spiritual foundation of who we are and to help those who have lost that connection.

I would love to hear your ideas on what else we can all do to help. Please post a comment and let’s keep the conversation alive.

About Allie Phillips:

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Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically 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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The Joy of Essential Oils

Essential oil storageI have been fascinated by essential oils for over 15 years; but it’s only been in the past year or so that I have studied them, worked extensively with them (on myself, my cats and my clients) and seen the amazing healing power they hold. Over the years I have enjoyed many different brands of essential oils: oils that are intended to scent a home, oils that are intended to be inhaled or mixed with a carrier oil for placement on the skin, and oils that are 100% pure therapeutic-grade.

Currently I am working exclusively with Young Living oils because of the purity of the oils and the education that they have provided me about the science and art of working with oils. Here’s what I have learned about Young Living oils that I love:

  • Essential oils do not accumulate in the body
  • Essential oils are more potent than herbs and travel through the body quickly
  • Essential oils have an energy frequency that can raise or lower your vibration (Rose is the highest frequency at 320 MHz)
  • 100% pure therapeutic-grade oils can be placed directly on the skin, can be used with animals, can be ingested, and do not expire
  • Essential oils help to reduce stress, to calm the body, and even help you balance/grow emotionally and spiritually

My favorite way to work with the oils is to diffuse them. As I write this, I am diffusing Clarity to help me think clearly as I write. Here are some of my other favorite oils to diffuse:

  • Bergamot, Grapefruit & Lime – excellent spring/summer scent
  • Envision & Highest Potential – when I am creating
  • Grounding – when I feel antsy
  • Joy – when I feel blue
  • Peace & Calming – when I need to relax
  • RC – when I need to support my immune system
  • Release – when I need to let the day go

Diffuser - spring oilsWhen I was on extensive travel in March and April, I ingested Thieves oil to support my immune system during an exhausting time. I also like to place oils in a spritzer bottle with water to spray work places and hotel rooms to clear the energy.

With animals, a drop of oil can be rubbed on the fur down their spine or on the bottom of their paws. When my cat Jacob first came to me two years ago, he was afraid of certain noises. After a few month of rubbing Valor (an oil of courage) down his back, his fear disappeared and has not returned.

I will be sharing more information about essential in the weeks and months to come as I will be attending the Young Living 20th Anniversary Annual Convention at the end of this month!! If you want to learn more about essential oils and how they can help your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and how they help animals, check out my Facebook page on weekends where I discuss essential oils! And if you are interested in becoming a Young Living distributor where you can purchase oils at reduced cost regardless of whether you sell them, I would be happy to sign you up!

About Allie Phillips:

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Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically 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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