Open that throat chakra and speak your truth

Speak the truthHow many times have you stopped short of saying what you really want to say? Maybe you read something interesting or even controversial and you want to tell others. Maybe you have studied something (like energy healing, Law of Attraction, essential oils) and want to share what you learned. Maybe you see an animal who needs help. Maybe you have a belief or testimonial about how something has worked for you. But then you stopped short and did not share, did not speak. The #1 culprit for why we lock up our throat chakra and don’t speak our truth is because we want to be liked/loved/accepted and we’re afraid that speaking up with cause friction, controversy, an argument, or being told no. Is this ringing true for you?

Yesterday, I posted something on my Facebook page written by someone else about why she thinks Young Living is the best essential oil company out there. The article resonated with me so I wanted to give her some support. The author is a chemist and wrote from a scientific perspective (which the geek in me loves). I reposted it on my Facebook page with added commentary about how I tossed out over 30 bottles of oils from other companies because if you cannot ingest the oil, apply it directly to your skin, or use it with animals, then why in the #&$$ would you inhale it (directly or diffusing) which goes directly to your brain and into your blood stream? (This is the sort of cool stuff I’m learning in a Chemistry for Essential Oils class, taught by a chemist, and taking a lot of workshops with medical doctors). A couple of people took issue with the post.

I’m an attorney who has spent the legal-side of her entire career either in front a jury prosecuting criminals or in front of classes teaching (and sometimes to difficult audiences). I have no problem speaking my truth, sharing what I know and believe, and I intentionally tackle the topics that others shy away from. But I see so many people swallowing their words (both in person and online) because they don’t want a problem.

I am blessed in that I’ve not had any negative feedback on social media until that post yesterday. And you know what? I responded back to the posters. I wanted to acknowledge them for speaking their truth (even though it differs from what I know), to share what I know, and let them know that it’s ok to agree to disagree.

So here’s what I want to share with you so that you will begin to share and speak your truth:

  • You are entitled to your opinion. Period. No one lives in your brain, has your experiences or education other than you. Own it, don’t hide it. If you hide it, your throat chakra will get all yucky and clogged (imagine your sink drain full of hair and crap) and then you’ll have to work long and hard with someone like me to open it up (which, for those who I work with, it often involves a really loud screaming rant outdoors when no one is around).
  • If someone does not like what you’re saying, they have the free will to walk away. That does not mean that they disapprove of you; they just have a different opinion. Now if they walk away and disapprove of you, good riddance sweet pea, right? And remember that you have the right to walk away too. Own your space.
  • If someone disagrees with you, go ahead and have a healthy and respectful discussion. I’m an attorney and I do not debate anyone. I give them my opinion (usually backed up with evidence) and they give me their opinion and then it’s done. It’s ok to end it with “it’s ok if we disagree.” With 7 billion people on this glorious planet, we’re not all going to agree. Discuss and move on, but don’t let it stop you from discussing it in the future with others.
  • If someone tries to bully you into their opinion, stop, turn around and walk away. No one has the right to bully you, and likewise you should not bully someone with your opinion. Intellectual bullies in particular drive me bananas because they get mean in pursuing their point which overwhelming has no truth or support to it (hence, why they are a bully).
  • Now a word about opinions online: If you post something online and it results in an onslaught of negative posts, here’s what I recommend:
    • Read what each person says (even if inside you’re thinking I’m not going to agree with them). Read it because you may learn something new, you may be able to give an alternate explanation to them, and then acknowledge to them that you read it. Most people simply want to be heard and acknowledging can significantly reduce tension.
    • If the person continues to rant, bad mouth or get hostile, remember that you own that page (whether it’s a personal or professional social media page, website, newsletter, etc.). You wouldn’t let someone come into your home and do that to you, right? Your online space is your online home. So if someone continues and wants to debate (see prior recommendation on no debates), then consider removing them from your page. I have no problem banning and deleting but I use that as a final you-went-too-far-in-my-online-home-and-now-I’m-getting-a-restraining-order tactic.

CelestiteNow what do you do if you’ve been swallowing your truth? Here’s a few simple things that you can do at home and have fun too:

  • Go outside and scream what you really want to say! This works best when no one else is around (no need for the neighbor to call 911 on you). This gets the throat chakra blasted open. If you’re a runner or can go to the woods or water, go for it and scream!!
  • Then you’ll want to infuse the throat chakra with some gentler energy. Try these:
    • Crystals: Angelite, Blue lace agate, Celestite are my favorites for having an open throat chakra but speaking your truth compassionately and not like a bull dozer. Just lay down and place the crystal on your throat for 10 minutes a day until you notice a change.
    • White angelica1Young Living oils: Chamomile (German and Roman), Frankincense, Harmony, and White Angelica. Smell them, diffuse them in a cold diffuser or apply a drop on your throat (use a carrier oil if you worry about sensitivity).
    • Wear the color blue around your throat area (scarf, etc.) because blue is the color of the throat chakra.
    • Sing! This is especially effective when you’re alone in your car jamming to 80’s music.

There are a lot of opinions out there that are conveyed in a variety of ways (in anger, to educate, etc.). Remember that when you speak your truth, do so compassionately and with the full intention of helping others.

I would love to hear your experiences with speaking your truth or holding in your truth. Post a comment and let’s chat!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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Stop letting others feed on your energy

If you work with vibrational therapies (energy healing, angels, essential oils, crystals, sound, color) or are an intuitive or empath, you may experience the situation of other people are feeding off of your higher vibrational energy. Your energy will naturally raise simply by working with these modalities. Over the years, I have studied and practice the Law of Attraction, lived in synchronicity with Universal Laws, worked with Reiki, angelic healing, crystals, essential oils, color therapy and sound therapy. In doing this, my vibrational energy has increased and made me aware of this feeding.

When someone’s vibrational energy increases, there are certain groups of people who are attracted to that energy. They want to feed off of it to feel better. For some people who feed, it raises their vibrational energy and that is a great thing for our planet. For other people who feed, their vibration remains low but it drains us of our energy. That is an unhealthy relationship and it is these people who often have us feeling badly, uncomfortable and out of sorts. These people have been referred to as energy vampires. They may have no idea what they are doing, but most of us can see them a mile away. But because of our empathetic nature, we want to help them.

So what can you do to maintain your high vibration while helping others? Here are my top five recommendations:

  • An intuitive in Sedona shared a brilliant technique with me last Fall. When you sense that someone is feeding from your energy, call on Archangel Michael and ask him to connect the other person with their own energy source. It’s that simple. It is a kind gesture on your part because when they can connect with their own source energy, they can raise their vibration without draining yours. If they choose not to raise their vibration, the source energy may make them feel uncomfortable and disconnected as a wake up call that they need to shift gears. They will also feel out of sync with you and stop feeding on your energy. It’s a win win for all.
  • il_570xN.557729163_2hfmWear protective crystals, but not crystals that block because blocking crystals will cut you off from helping and sensing (which is contrary to our purpose in life). A great protective crystal that keeps your vibration high is Labradorite! Healingcrystals.com has beautiful Labradorite necklaces and Etsy has loads of jewelry that you can wear and infuse your energy field. Put the bracelet on and you will have an energy field around you that is protective and nurturing at the same time. It’s like Wonder Woman and Hello Kitty meshed together (giggle)!
  • White angelica1Young Living White Angelica is a beautifully scented oil blend that protects your energy field while raising your vibration. It is specifically recommend for those working with energy therapies and warding off negative energy. I spritz my healing room with White Angelica before and after sessions. The vibrational frequency of this blend is 89 MHz. Other high frequency oils from Young Living are Frankincense (147 MHz), Helichrysum (181 MHz), Joy (188 MHz), Rose (320 MHz) and Sacred Mountain (176 MHz).
  • Fill your home and/or workspace with crystals and diffuse the essential oils recommended above.
  • Make sure you have quiet reflective/meditative time everyday. This is the best way to keep yourself connected to source energy.

When you are called to work with vibrational energy, it does not mean that you sacrifice your energy at the same time. You do not have to adopt the attitude of blocking and banning other energy; instead, transmute it by protecting yourself and keeping your vibration high which then resonates with all.

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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 plague of deleting people

Have you ever been deleted from someone’s life without a conversation or even a goodbye? I have and it is really disturbing, right? It is baffling when someone simply walks away and deletes you without the courtesy of a conversation (whether in person or online). With the growth of social media, it is beautiful to connect across the globe with friends from the past and to make new friends. But connecting online can be superficial and it sets up a culture that when you are upset or uninterested in maintaining a connection, you simply unfriend and delete the person. I am seeing this happening more and more and it conflicts with the new energy of more compassion and connections.

I’m going to blunt to these deletors … it’s cowardly, it’s low vibrational energy, it’s immature, and we don’t want to share that energy with you. But it is hurtful when it happens.

So what’s a sensitive soul to do when you have been deleted? Here are some tried and true techniques that have helped:

  • Have a conversation with yourself that the other person’s dismissive conduct really has nothing to do with you. If it did, they would not hesitate to have a conversation of throwing blame on you if you really did something wrong. When someone just leaves without notice or conversation, it is wholly about them. And the one thing in life that you cannot control is other people.
  • Recognize that if the person was a close friend, family member or romantic partner, that you likely had a soul contract with them to learn something (and they also had something to learn). Spend quiet time reflecting on what you were supposed to learn and then LEARN IT! Otherwise you will attract another similar energy and have to learn the lesson again and again and again. When you learn the lesson, the person will disappear because the contract is complete.
  • Be grateful that the person came into your life to teach you a lesson and that you learned it and can move on. Thank them in person or write them a letter (and not send it) for the lesson and wish them well. From a true place of genuineness, send them love for their own healing and you will find that forgiveness comes faster.
  • Have a closure ceremony: Light candles, play beautiful music, diffuse essential oils, thank them and say goodbye. Even set the thank you letter on fire outdoors and send it to source energy.
  • ForgivenessThen you need to support yourself through the healing. Let yourself cry, grieve and go through the process. Don’t block it because you will just embed the hurtful energy deeper into your cells. These supportive tools can really help:
      • Essential oils: These are my favorite Young Living oils for support: Forgiveness, Highest Potential, Joy, Release, Valor and White Angelica.
      • Crystals: Lots and lots of pink and green crystals for heart chakra support. Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, Kunzite, Prehnite are my favs.
      • Energy healing: Go for a session or two to get the hurtful energy moving out. Self healing is good, but letting someone else nurture you is even better.
      • KunziteEpsom salt baths with essential oils every day until you feel better. Epsom salts help to remove toxins and essential oils will keep your vibration high.
      • Oracle cards: Work with your favorite deck to focus not on the past, but on the present and future. You will feel better with that focus.
      • Vision boards: Change up your vision board to focus on the new relationship(s) you will attract and stay focused!

There will always be people out there who take the easy way out of a situation and simply delete you without the courtesy of a conversation. Even though it will hurt, just know that their conduct has nothing to do with you and you have tools available to help you quickly recover and attract in people who will nurture and love you.
About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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Allie’s Favorite Things for 2015

Favorite Things 2015Each December, I love to post on my Facebook page one favorite healing/wellness tool each day so that everyone can benefit! I love testing out new products, books, concepts and sharing what has worked for me. So below is the complete listing of Allie’s Favorite Things for 2015! Enjoy!

Ningxia Red(Psst .. some of the links are affiliate links but rest assured that I would never recommend something unless I have personally used it and found a benefit!)

Allie’s Favorite Thing #1: Ningxia Red is my daily health drink. I cannot go a day without it. If your health is struggling, this is worth everyday penny! http://ow.ly/F4yOY

Allie’s Favorite Thing #2: This crystal bowl music sampler will help you concentrate, sleep and heal. Simply amazing! http://ow.ly/F4Bk9

Allie’s Favorite Thing #3: Is 2015 the year of balance for you? Then this is a must read! Humorous and practical tips! And the Oola guys have a line of Young Living essential oils that you should check out! Love it! http://ow.ly/F4Hp4

Intentions braceletsAllie’s Favorite Thing #4: A bracelet for every issue and situation and I can attest that these REALLY WORK! I’m loving the Chamuel bracelet right now. http://ow.ly/F4BEG

Allie’s Favorite Thing #5: Every year I use these workbooks. They help you get clear so that you can manifest what you want! Gift this to yourself for 2015. http://ow.ly/F4DI3

Allie’s Favorite Thing #6: If trauma/fear are preventing good sleep, if you need to release those emotions, this kit is worth every penny. Become a YL member and it takes $100 off. Used it & love it! http://ow.ly/F4CfS

Allie’s Favorite Thing #7: Going to local gem and mineral shows. You can find some amazing deals on crystals! http://ow.ly/F4Cze

8142Y--PILLAllie’s Favorite Thing #8: Currently my favorite deck to work with. Ask a question and select cards for some eye opening answers. http://ow.ly/F4CGH

Allie’s Favorite Thing #9: If you are struggling to find “the one”, this book takes you through 49 practical tasks to end old patterns. It’s really amazing! http://ow.ly/F4CQb

Allie’s Favorite Thing #10: Brandberg crystals are amazing to help you through transformation. A must have for 2015! http://ow.ly/Fyse0

Allie’s Favorite Thing #11: I cannot live without my cold oil diffuser. It’s a great way for pets to benefit from oils and your house will smell great! http://ow.ly/F4D2P

Allie’s Favorite Thing #12: These handmade chakra pillows by my friend Paula are fantastic for healing sessions (and you can lay crystals on the pillow so that they don’t fall). Love them! http://ow.ly/F4DgE

pixy_shower_mousse_tub_lime_sorbetAllie’s Favorite Thing #13: I discovered this Lime Sorbet while in Ireland. All natural and it smells good enough to eat. Worth the shipping price, too! http://ow.ly/F4Dt5

Allie’s Favorite Thing #14: Everything fairy! Create a fairy garden in your backyard to welcome fairies; visit a fairy fort (I found one in Ireland that was so peaceful); or get a Fairy Quartz to connect with the fairy world.

Allie’s Favorite Thing #15: This book features 35 goddesses and how you can draw in their help in work, health, finances, love and more! Practical exercises too! http://ow.ly/F4DT8

Allie’s Favorite Thing #16: Thieves toothpaste and oral care products… can’t live without! A healthy mouth is a healthy body! http://ow.ly/F4Efl

Anchi_SMAllie’s Favorite Thing #17: Crystal singing bowls are so healing and soothing, for people and pets. I cannot get enough of these bowls! Worth every penny. http://ow.ly/F4ErU

Allie’s Favorite Thing #18: Go back to a magical fairy-like time and attend a Renaissance Festival! I love getting dressed up for these events! http://ow.ly/F4EIj

Allie’s Favorite Thing #19: If you are ready for strong guidance, this is your deck! The imagery is beautiful and the messages are clear. Great way to start 2015! http://ow.ly/F4EUH

Allie’s Favorite Thing #20: There is no reason to purchase products tested on animals. So many varieties are now widely available. This is where to start! http://ow.ly/FSt1l

Allie’s Favorite Thing #21: I consult this guide everyday. It has transformed the health of my pets, clients and myself. A must have if you want to have a healthy 2015! http://tinyurl.com/na887kq

91wHkkNOFML._SL1500_Allie’s Favorite Thing #22: Become your own boss! This book explains how to do it and I’m doing this through Young Living’s amazing products! http://ow.ly/F4FEM

Allie’s Favorite Thing #23: Check out Faerie Con if you’re near one! This is such a fun event and it gives you a reason to put on fairy wings! http://ow.ly/FStiE

Allie’s Favorite Thing #24: This is a concise way to help you plan and stay on target with personal and professional goals. I love this! http://ow.ly/F4Gf5

Allie’s Favorite Thing #25: Such a simple yet powerful book. A must have to kick off 2015 on a positive note. http://ow.ly/F4Gp4

Allie’s Favorite Thing #26: The full kit or just the oil kit is a must-have for anyone who has pets or works with shelter/rescue animals. Truly amazing results! http://ow.ly/F4GAf

Earthing and groundAllie’s Favorite Thing #27: My favorite activity … put your bare feet on the ground (preferably wet sand) and earth yourself! Instant way to feel healthy. And rock hound while you’re at it.

Allie’s Favorite Thing #28: Seems like the world has gone mad, eh? Gregg Braden explains how peace is coming. This is a must read! http://ow.ly/F4Has

Allie’s Favorite Thing #29: Get your oil on and join me at the Thrive conference Feb 6-8 in Nashville or the 2015 Young Living Convention in Dallas this August! https://thethriveconference.com

1888832_912630665422808_8398983688183840928_oAllie’s Favorite Thing #30: Start a gratitude and dream jar for 2015! Everyday, add gratitude and dreams. Then open them 12-31-15 and see how many blessings you really had!

Allie’s Favorite Thing #31: And my last favorite thing is a combo of my favorite oils to jumpstart 2015 onto the right path! I’ve used these and seen the results. Message me if you want to know more!

I wish you the most amazing, joyous, vibrant and abundant year! And remember to check out my in-person training classes and online workshops!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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Finding Holiday Sanity

Jacob Xmas 2014Are you someone who loves the holidays … from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, decorates early, has presents all tied up and ready to hand out, cooks and bakes for parties, hosts parties, and is filled with the glee the entire season? Or are you someone who is filled with a little sadness or loneliness, dreads holiday shopping, would love to say no to all of the holiday parties, struggle with family gatherings, and simply wants to stay buried under the warm covers until the season is over? No matter which holiday camp you fall into, both types can suffer from holiday physical and emotional stress. So how do you maintain Holiday Sanity?

Admittedly, I am someone who loves the holiday season (I’ve been on a cookie and candy making frenzy for a few weeks!), but I’ve had my fair share of years where I was melancholy and just wanted to hold my breath until it passed. Here’s a few tricks that are tried and tested by moi and have worked to keep me balanced and sane!

For physical wellness:

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  • Drink Young Living Ningxia Red everyday. I started doing this about 4 months ago and I now cannot imagine a day without it. You will have energy and your body will feel great. When you’re not eating right or having long and busy days, this can keep you balanced.
  • Young Living DiGize and Peppermint oils are great after a big meal. Apply to your abdomen or ingest a few drops in a capsule.
  • Young Living Thieves and R.C. oils will help you stay strong during winter. And Thieves cleaner will keep your home naturally clean without toxins!
  • Put a Clear Quartz crystal in a glass of water, sit it in a window sill and let the sun infuse the water with the crystal’s energy. At the end of the day, or first thing in the morning, drink the water. Then refill the glass everyday. Clear Quartz is known as the Master Healer!
  • Take a good probiotic to help keep your internal system balanced. I love Young Living’s Life 5 probiotic.
  • Try on a green smoothie for breakfast that is filled with green vegetables! This will help you after too much eating the day before.
  • If you have less time for exercise, make sure that you at least do a little more walking during the day (take the stairs rather than the elevator) and do some stretching/yoga before bed.

For emotional wellness:

Believe

  • These essential oils are uplifting, inspiring and help you stay balanced during chaos: Young Living’s BelieveJoy, Neroli, Oola Balance, and Transformation are a few of my favorites.
  • Wear or carry citrine crystals for a pick-me-up vibration. Citrine exudes happiness and carries the sunny energy of the sun! These are also excellent to place in a glass of water and let the sun infuse the crystal into the water for drinking.
  • Put it in your calendar that you absolutely will, without exception, find quiet time (aka meditation) for at least 5 minutes everyday. This will absolutely keep you grounded and centered.
  • Schedule an energy healing or massage session for yourself to help work out the physical kinks and emotionally energize your spirit.
  • Focus on the good that is around you. Whenever you begin to feel stressed, stop and think of 5 things that you’re grateful to have in your life.
  • Play music that inspires you. This could be classical music or 80’s punk rock! And if the music moves you, dance it out! You will feel amazing afterwards.

And do not forget that your pets can struggle during the holidays too. Check out my blog about how to have a Happy Healthy Holiday Pet. And remember, whether you are surrounded by a big crazy eccentric family or living alone, a daily practice of gratitude (when you wake up and before you fall asleep) will help you enjoy the the season.

Happy Holidays to all of you and I look forward to connecting even more in 2015!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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Higher Self Early Warning System

Panic! At one point (or more) in our lives, we will experience a panic attack. Shortness of breath, gripping fear, overwhelming worry, and a physical signal that something isn’t right! Think back to the last time you had a panic attack. What thoughts were whirling through your mind? Were they thoughts of “don’t do this, don’t go there, turn around”? Did you stay the course and move forward or did you take a different path?

Panic is our body’s way of giving us an early warning to change direction. It may not need to be a huge directional change, but your higher self is sending you an urgent text message that what lies ahead is not in your best interest. Some people suffer from chronic panic attacks, sometimes occurring everyday; while others suffer only a few in their lifetime. If you suffer from frequent or chronic panic attacks, have you ever spent the time analyzing them to find a common theme? You might find that your higher self is trying to get a message through to you.

I remember having a significant panic attack in October 2003 as I was driving from Michigan to Virginia to finalize my move for a new job. This was not a move that I wanted to make, but a move that I had to make for employment. I was on the I-70 expressway in Maryland near Frederick and I could not breathe. My mind was racing, I broke out in hysterical tears, I was consumed with fear, and every cell in my body was telling me to turn around and go home. I had to pull over on the side of the road and it took about 30 minutes to compose myself. I did not want to move, I knew that it was the right path for me to take, but I felt compelled to accept this national level job given that I could not find work in Michigan in my chosen field.

Eleven years later, things have turned out fine but it was a difficult road for the first 3 years and the path has always had some underlying struggle. I did not listen to that inner voice giving me a physical signal to stop and so my path from that point on was not a smooth path.

If you ignore a panic attack, it does not necessarily mean that your life will fall apart. You can certainly make the path the best that it can be like I did, but it doesn’t mean that it’s the right path at that time. What it does mean is that you are taking a more difficult route, a route that is not the best for you at that time. In the Law of Attraction, our emotions and our body send us signals when we are out of alignment with our true path. The messages start as a little voice in our head, then signals to change course, and then a full on physical panic attack to finally get our attention. We ignore these signs because often we feel that the path we are on is the only path. There is always more than one path.

Lavender1What should you do if you’re in the middle of a panic attack? Place some Lavender or Peace & Calming essential oil in your palm and inhale, or put a drop or two of Grounding oil on the bottom of your feet. Hold a grounding crystal such as Black Tourmaline or a calming crystal like Blue Lace Agate. Lie down and listen to calming music. Then listen to what your body and inner voice are trying to tell you. Do not block the messages; instead, write down what comes to you.

My panic attack taught me that I could plow through the panic and make a good life, but it was difficult and I would choose differently in the future. My panic attack taught me that there are always forks in the road, every single day. My panic attack taught me that when we ignore these signals, we are only making life more difficult than it has to be. My panic attack taught me to trust my inner voice and my physical early warning system. Your inner voice is never wrong, so trust it!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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Layering Energy: Packing a Wallop!

Have you ever layered energy? This is one of my favorite techniques and I want to share with you how I do it! Layering energy is where you work with two or more vibrational energy techniques to achieve greater balance and wellness at the physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual energy layers.

I work with many different types of vibrational energies: color therapy, crystals, essential oils, Integrated Energy Therapy, Law of Attraction/Universal Laws, Reiki, sound therapy and tapping (emotional freedom technique). I have experienced and witnessed positive results with all of these methods individually. Now imagine that you layer and combine them for an even bigger wallop? Let me give you some examples:

  • Placing crystals on the chakras during Reiki sessions;
  • Adding Young Living essential oils to my fingertips and on pulse points for clients during an Integrated Energy Therapy sessions;
  • Adding colored pillows onto the chakras and placing crystals on top of the pillows;
  • Playing crystal singing bowls at the end of a healing session for added sound benefit;
  • Tapping with essential oils on fingertips or with crystals placed on the chakras;
  • Incorporating the Law of Attraction, visualization techniques, and working in harmony with Universal Laws during healing sessions or while enjoying essential oils, crystals and more.

Make sense? I have found very powerful combinations when layering energy. Energy works at the energetic level that seems mysterious to many people. And since energy takes time to unravel physical and emotional issues, some people become impatient and think it is not working. So if you can layer a combination of energy, you will surely find better results.

You may resonate with one or two methods more than others, so I encourage you to follow your heart and intuition and learn about what interests you. The more you learn, the more you will find yourself curious about other methods. This is why I teach a variety of different classes, share crystals, encourage people to join me on my essential oil adventure, and blog about a variety of topics.

No matter where your interests are, try layering what you know and let me know what you think! And if you want to learn more about layering, check out my upcoming classes!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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Finding your creative space

Do you have a space that is just for you, where you feel great, where you’re super charged to get those creative juices flowing, and could just sit and create endlessly? I hope so because it is absolutely essential for everyone to create regardless of your work, age, or situation).

We came here to this glorious human experience to create. We are creative beings by nature. When we’re not creative, we are dwindling. We should create everyday. Some of us create through writing (like this blog), through teaching, through raising children, through raising companion animals, through building things with our hands, through cooking, and so on. I often find that creative juices can be squelched when there is not a proper space to create.

Creative space

Creative spaces can come in all different forms. Mine (pictured above) is my home office, filled with crystals, sacred geometry crystal grids, vision boards, inspiring books, diffusing essential oils, a sunny window with a beautiful Dogwood tree outside, a cat (or two) in the cat perch, inspirational affirmations and books, my creative Crystal Sonic Therapy music, and even a pen with a huge neon pink daisy on top! But creative spaces can also be a garage, a garden, a kitchen, or a small corner where you have a spiritual alter or other place to sit and reflect on your creativity.

The goal is to have a place that is specifically yours! It’s a space where you feel your best and can open the sacral chakra creative center to connect with your heart, your voice and your brain to flow your ideas into being. It’s a place where you can have your creativity tools at your fingertips.

Golden SeleniteWhat are some of my favorite tools to have in my creative space? For crystals I have Golden Selenite (super high vibrational manifestation crystal in the photo above), a 12 inch Flourite tower (provides balance, eliminates chaos, increases concentration), Orange Calcite (for a creativity boost), a natural Chalcedony geode (just because it looks pretty) and Black Tourmaline surrounding my technology (to block the EMFs). I also have a work crystal grid that my Lakshmi (Goddess of Abundance) oversees that contains a natural Citrine tower, some Green Aventurine, Prehnite with Epidote, Emerald, Malachite, amplified with Clear Quartz points and anchored with Pyrite. For essential oils, I like to diffuse Young Living Clarity, Harmony and Transformation oils. Oh, and don’t forget my neon pink flower pen!

Pink flower penThe goal of having your own creative center is to make it yours; select items that make you feel good, make you smile, encourage you when you have a creative block, and make it the best cozy energetic space to do your best energetic work! I have written 2 books, a half dozen book chapters, created a few dozen classes, written a few hundred blogs and newsletters, and conversed with many of you on social media from my creative space. It’s why I often find myself still working each evening, even after a 12 hour+ day. It just feels good to sit there and create. Like right now.

I would love to hear from you about the creative space you have (or want to have). And feel free to send me a photo!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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Forgiveness heals everything

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Being human, it is natural that we will experience situations that are hurtful and cause resentment. I do not think that we can be humans without going through life unscathed. The key to moving beyond those moments is to forgive. Yet forgiveness is like finding the Holy Grail … sought after but not found.

Here’s a quick test:

  • Who or what do I need to forgive (be sure to include yourself)?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being lowest), rate the resentment you feel towards the person or situation.

If you scored anything higher than a 4, it’s time to work on forgiveness. Why? Because when you are harboring unforgiveness, that’s negative energy that can create an energy block in your body. An energy block is like a clogged drain pipe and anything below that clog is not getting life-sustaining energy. Basically, those areas are being starved and you can end up with physical or emotional issues. Unforgiveness also blocks manifesting positive things that you desire.

My favorite statement about unforgiveness is: When you do not forgive, it is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. It’s so true! You may be consumed with resentment and clinging to a comment or situation that happened years ago and the other person is going on merrily with their life completely unaware that you are still festering. So who is really suffering? (Hint: The answer would be “you, the one drinking the poison.”)

Forgiveness is not something that you “do”, it is something that you feel. Saying “I forgive you” does not make it true. I go into great detail in one of my online classes about how to process unforgiveness; I dedicate an entire class to the topic because it is challenging to manifest what you want when you’re consumed with unforgiveness. The easiest way to describe getting to forgiveness is that when you can think of the person or situation and feel neutral, you have forgiven. There is no emotional connection. Anything other than neutrality means that you have some forgiveness to work out.

In 2012 I had a chance to hear Carolyn Myss speak and she talked about old energy as feeling the need to punish someone when something doesn’t go our way. Whereas the new energy is about forgiveness. Forgiveness is stopping ourselves from retaliating against a wrong, and recognizing that what happened brought out the worst in ourselves. Forgiveness is about choosing to stop the suffering and to forgive. When we forgive, we stop an energy cycle of pain; we stop the fear of the ego.

So how do you do it? Forgiveness is about seeing the other person or the situation in the best light that you can, release the person or situation, wish them well (even if they hurt you greatly because wishing them well may prevent someone else from being harmed) and then set them free. It’s a great visualization exercise to go through and you will feel better afterwards. I tell my students that when they do this, they are disconnecting an energy cord that has kept them connected to the person or situation. So when you release the cord, do not be surprised if the person makes an attempt to contact you, or a new situation develops exactly like the one you just released. If either of those happen, do not respond otherwise you will re-establish the connection.

What are some practical tools to support you while you are forgiving? These are my favs:

Ajoite

  • Crystals = a few of my favorites include Ajoite (photo), Apache Tear, Celestite, Cobalto Calcite, Danburite, Diopside, Rose Quartz, Sugilite. Obsidian Arrowheads are great for cord cutting but only do this only with a trained crystal healer.
  • Essential Oils = Young Living Forgiveness and Release oils.
  • Tapping = this is a great site to get you started

Forgiveness

I use all 3 of these tools when I am processing forgiveness because they may a powerful combination. Such as tapping with essential oils on my fingertips, or meditating with crystals while I diffuse the essential oils.

A word of advice … do not beat yourself up if you have loads of things to forgive. This is a big issue for most people, yet most people do not realize it’s an issue. So you’re already ahead of game simply by reading this. But then do something about it so that unforgiveness doestn’t away at your physical health, emotional health and life anymore. Make a decision to release it and then do it! You will then know that you have truly forgiven when you feel lighter, healthier and neutral.

If you have a technique that has worked for you, please post a comment and share!
About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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10 Wellness Tools every home should have

Coffee table crystalsThe more I learn about various healing and wellness modalities, the more I am impressed with how beautifully they work together. For instance, I love combining crystals with Reiki sessions, essential oils with Integrated Energy Therapy sessions, crystal singing bowls with color therapy, and so on. Why not pile on the energy frequencies so that they work together, right?

Someone recently asked me “If I could only have 10 wellness tools in my tool kit, what should I have?” Ooooooo, I love questions like that. So I thought about my go-to everyday must-have wellness tools (tools that do not necessarily require a lengthy training class or attunements) and this is what I cannot live without!

Front door crystals

Five crystals that every home should have!

  • Amethyst = this is the master healer that is beautiful and makes a great ornamental piece in the home, it is soothing, a natural tranquilizer, balances highs and lows, lessens sadness and anger, it is protective, cleansing, helps with mental focus, eases insomnia, opens intuition and so much more.
  • Black Tourmaline = this is the ultimate protection crystal for placement in front of computers, televisions, internet routers, anything electrical and even at your front door to block unwanted energies. It is grounding, removes negative energy, lessens stress and tension and strengthens the immune system.
  • Clear Quartz = this is also a master healer that amplifies thought and other energies including other crystals, it is an overall “feel good” crystal and makes a room feel clean and vibrant.
  • Citrine = this is the stone of happiness and abundance, a powerful cleanser, protective, makes a room feel like it’s full of sunshine, and boosts creativity. Place this around your house to draw in all types of abundance.
  • Rose Quartz = this is the crystal of loving energy so it is wonderful around pets who are not getting along, people who are stressed, angry and not getting along, and it’s a stone of harmony and peace that radiates a beautiful energy of tranquility.

Top 5 oils

Five Young Living pure therapeutic grade essential oils that every home should have (especially for use in a diffuser)!

  • Joy = the name says it all … this oil boosts your spirits, puts a smile on your face, makes a home feel joyful, opens up energy blocks that need releasing, and helps during grief.
  • Lavender = this oil truly does everything from supporting your skin to helping you relax. Be sure that you are only using true 100% Lavender oil, like Young Living because there is a lot of adulterated Lavender (and other oils) out there.
  • Peace & Calming = this is a must for diffusing in a home every single day. It quickly brings on a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Thieves = this is my go to during the winter because it supports your immune system.
  • And PanAway = amazing support for muscles and joints.

When you experience these crystals and oils, individually or together, you will feel a sensation (a vibrational energy) very quickly (or once you can quiet yourself and tune in). When you place crystals in your home and/or diffuse essential oils, your home will simply feel better. Everyone who comes to my home instantly comments that it feels light, happy, clean and healthy. I can thank my numerous crystals and frequently essential oil diffusing for that!

I would love to hear what your favorite wellness tools are and let me know how my recommendations work for you!

P.S. If you want to learn more about Young Living oils, email me! And be sure to check out my in-person crystal classes!!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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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