Gotta have self care

If you are involved in the healing arts or work in a profession where you help others, it is really important that you take care of yourself. You cannot help anyone until you help yourself!

This is an issue that is near and dear to my heart because everything that I am involved with (and it is a lot!!!) is about helping others and usually helping others who are in a bad situation (i.e., abused/neglected animals). And while I certainly have times where I do not provide enough self-care to myself, as time goes on I realize that if I am not energetically balanced, I cannot help anyone else. Depleting oneself is being a martyr … and that’s not a good thing sweet pea!

ExhaustedNo matter how busy you are (and I’m not immune to 15-hour days, working on one of many projects 7 days a week and then landing face first into my computer), it is important to take a little time for yourself every day … or at least a few times a week. If you do not, you will deplete yourself beyond recognition and it will take 20 times the energy to get yourself back. When you are depleted and energetically out of balance, you cannot maintain a healthy body and mind, you cannot help your children, family and/or companion animals, and if you are in the healing arts like me, you are not helping your clients.

So here are some of my favorite quickie balancing tips for you to try at home or even when you’re on the road:

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  • Always have a crystal (or a bag of crystals) on you at all times. When you are feeling depleted or out of balance, any crystal will help bring you into balance. The good ones to carry are Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine. I always carry a little bag of chakra crystals with me. No matter where I’m at, if I can find a place to lie down, I will give myself a mini-chakra balancing treatment. And yes, I have sprawled out in some very interesting locations.
  • If you have essential oils, inhale a deep breath of goodness! Whatever oil you have on hand will help, especially Lavender, Peppermint, Sandalwood and Patchouli. You will always find me with my Young Living Peace & Calming and Grounding oils. I even travel with them!
  • Take a hot bubble bath (even if the weather outside is steamy). When I was traveling last week (in the most magical place of Disney World), I was frizzled after a full day of teaching. I could barely drag my body to dinner. So rather than push myself, I took a bubble bath followed by a crystal chakra treatment. It did the trick!
  • Whether you are a consistent meditator or not, take a few minutes (even just 5) to put yourself in a quiet and peaceful place (indoors or outdoors), close your eyes, and just focus on breathing fully and completely. You can even invite crystals and/or essential oils to participate.
  • Go outdoors and put those pretty little feet on the ground! Many of us live in a concrete jungle and wearing shoes had disconnected us from the healing energy of Mother Earth. Ground yourself and connect to healing energy by walking or sitting directly on the ground.
  • If you are near water, or if you can even find a YouTube video of a waterfall or the crash of ocean waves, spend a little time with the healing sound of water. Or if you have a desktop water fountain, just tune everything out and focus on that for a few minutes.
  • Find some soothing new-agey music and play it! A few of my favorites are HemiSync Gaia, Schumann’s Resonance, and Wayne Dyer’s I Am meditations. After 5 minutes, I am down right Buddah-like!
  • Take a technology break. For one evening (or an entire day or weekend), unplug from the matrix. E-mail, Facebook, Twitter and even television can zap your energy. We are not built to be bombarded with so much information. Give your brain a break and spend the time resting, reading an uplifting book or doing any of the above options.
  • And lastly, get yourself to an energy healing session! If you are attuned to healing energy, give yourself self-treatment. But even better, let someone else give you a treatment. This is a must-do for anyone in the healing arts. A healing session is like getting a spiritual massage. It is an excellent way to rebalance your energy and kick Dr. Depleted out the door!

And remember, give yourself permission to take a vacation or stay-cation once or twice a year. Go to a place that inspires you, or rejuvenate by staying at home and doing things that you never get to do (and no, that does not mean checking off your to-do list).

Everyone is busy … I know because I’m not immune to it. But there is no excuse for us to neglect ourselves. A to-do list is just that … something to do when you have time. So take the time to take care of yourself and everyone around you will benefit. Just give it a try and notice how easily you can work this into your schedule. So if I practice what I preach, will you?

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About Allie:

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 … 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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Getting on your true path

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We all know people who have a great life; they love their job, have a loving family, and live life with joy. And we all know people who seem to struggle with every step; they are miserable in their work, in their relationships, and make decisions that are not in their best interest. For some, you are a little of each. But which side do you spend more time in?

In the years that I have been working with healing energy and the Law of Attraction Universal energy, I know that consciously living with the “energy” has put me on a path that feels genuine and true. It may have been a bumpy path, but I know that I needed to go through some challenges to get here. At times, I was divinely guided to take steps that now make sense. I also see the same thing with others who have received energy healing sessions, took energy healing classes, and/or learned about the Law of Attraction. I see their life now being divinely guided down their true path and it’s beautiful to watch.

When you open yourself to healing and universal energies, those energies begin to subtly shift your world towards your true soul path. If you are far off of your true path, the shift could feel like negative situations (such as losing a job, losing a relationship/marriage, losing money, losing your health, having a spiritual crisis, or just feeling uncomfortable in your life). At the time, you may feel like you’ve done something bad that brought on the loss of things in your life. It’s actually the  contrary; they may be things that served you well in the past but are no longer in your truest best interest.

If you are only slightly off of your true path, the subtle shifts may go unnoticed until one day you look back to a year, two years, five years ago and see that you are physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually in a different place. You look back with a smile and wonder how did I get here? The answer: the energy moved you.

Most people are terrified of change. I used to be one of those people. Now, I embrace change and enjoy looking back over the years to see the amazing gifts that I have in my life. I can absolutely attribute all of the change (the bumpy parts and the blessings) to my work with healing and Universal energies.

I was recently reflecting on some Reiki teachings and shared with someone that when you welcome the healing energy of Reiki into your life (either through energy healing sessions or being attuned to Reiki energy), the energy will move through you to help redirect you onto your true path. When I first heard that teaching, I was terrified that I would lose some things that were comfortable in my life. I did lose some things, but in looking back those were things that were not beneficial for me living my best life. They were holding me back. And what I saw was that when something leaves, something else must appear.

If you feel uncomfortable in any part of your life, welcoming healing and Universal energies in your life will help to make those subtle shifts to get you on your path. If you can trust in the process and know that change will be in your best interest, then you can relax and enjoy the journey. And after all, isn’t that what life is supposed to be?

Enjoy your journey … and make it a great one!

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About Allie:

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 … 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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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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Don’t forget to heal

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I spend most days working on issues that involve animals being in harms way, animals that have been abused, and finding better ways to protect them. I recently launched the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse through the National District Attorneys Association and as Director of NCPAA I will be creating training programs for prosecutors on how to handle animal abuse cases. But as I work day-to-day on training and educating others on how to handle the aftermath of abuse, and while there are numerous prevention programs across the U.S., I also work on how to help the animals heal from their experiences.

Over the past month, I obtained my master-teaching certifications in Usui Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy, two energy healing methods. Some of you may have heard of energy healing and how it can help people achieve immediate relaxation, and overtime help to provide support you through the healing process. But what many people may not know is that Reiki and IET work wonders for animals. Through the relaxation of healing energy, it  allows for the greatest healing in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies for people and pets. For pets, energy healing can help with behavioral issues, physical ailments or disease, and can help frightened and traumatized animals recover after trauma and abuse.

When I read stories of how animals have been rescued from an abusive or neglectful environment, whether it was a dog, cat or cow, I am always relieved; but then my next thought goes to whether the animal is receiving any healing. When we hear of people who have been victimized, those people often undergo therapy and counseling. And while many people may think that an animal can simply “shake off” the trauma of abuse or neglect, we cannot stop with the rescue and need to start thinking about providing healing to animals after they are in a safe place.

To help bring more healing to pets (and people!), I have created a new business called Manifested Harmony. The beauty about energy healing is that it can be done remotely, as well as in-person. Since energy knows no space or time boundaries, I can be in my home in Alexandria, Virginia and send energy healing to an animal in India. For years, I have been providing healing energy to homeless cats at a cat orphanage where I volunteer and I have seen amazing results. With my own cats, I have also seen them recover from illness much quicker. Most recently, my cat, Oscar, was unexpectedly diagnosed with diabetes. I know that energy healing along with insulin injections have quickly helped him to get on the path to wellness.

So if you have a pet, or known of an animal, who needs healing, consider energy healing. I know that you share my vision to help all pets live safe, healthy and happy lives. And now, incorporating energy healing in to my work feels right. If you have engaged the services of an energy healing practitioner, please share your story!