I give essential oils to my cats (and it’s safe)!

Lucy and CopaibaIf you google “essential oils and cats” you will get about 10 gazillion pages that say, in no uncertain terms DON’T DO IT! And you know what, I agree. Because a vast majority of essential oils do not have the purity to be used with the sensitive bodies of animals. They have been planted with inferior plants, grown in toxic soil, cultivated with pesticides and toxic fertilizers, distilled with chemicals, or bottled with fillers to make the oils cheaper. All of these contribute to why there are so many legitimate warnings cautioning against the use essential oils with pets, especially our precious felines.

However, I’m going to go out on a limb in hopes of educating you that not all essential oils are the same. If you do not know about Young Living oils, this could change your life. If you’ve read anything that I’ve blogged/posted in the past 2-1/2 years, you are probably familiar with my love of Young Living oils for pets. And if you’ve already formed an opinion about Young Living (whether positive or negative), I encourage you to keep reading.

Young Living has a long history of having pet-safe oils. They have a Veterinary Advisory Council of experts who have worked with the oils and provide their expertise to ensure the safety of the oils for animals. Even though I am an attorney who has specialized in animal protection, I take my guidance from the experts.

I love learning about the science of Universal Laws, energy healing, crystals and essential oils (although I wanted to poke my eye out with a pen when I had to take science classes in high school and college … and it’s why I’m a lawyer and not a doctor). I’m not going to get all sciency on you because I’m not a scientist, but I want to share two simple points why I believe that Young Living oils are safe for pets.

Seed to sealFirst, Young Living’s Seed to Seal guarantee is how they do business; it’s not just a slogan. Young Living has its own farms and co-op farms so that they can oversee every part of the process before an essential oil bottle arrives on your doorstep.

  • They select the best seeds (no GMO or chemical-grown seeds).
  • They plant them in the proper soil/temperature and location. Just because I can grow lavender in my yard doesn’t mean it’s the high therapeutic-grade value of lavender that Young Living grows.
  • They cultivate without fertilizers or pesticides and they hand-pull weeds (gee, can you come to my house and pull weeds?).
  • They harvest the plants/trees/flowers/bushes when they can provide the highest therapeutic value in the oil; they don’t harvest when it’s convenient for Young Living.
  • They distill using steam distillation (no alcohol or cutting agents to get the oils to come out faster) and for some they use cold-pressing. When they distill or press, it’s just the oil that comes out.
  • And then they bottle and seal the cap. I tell people to never ever ever purchase Young Living oils from Amazon, Ebay or another generic site because Young Living cannot guarantee those oils. Although I may sell a bottle of oil on occasion, I show people how to buy from YoungLiving.com (and get wholesale prices) so that they know the oil in the bottle is exactly what it says it is.

Second, Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils are safe to ingest, inhale and/or apply topically because of their purity; and this is what makes them safe for pets. You may know this next part, but for others it could be the first time you’ve heard it. Whatever we ingest ends up in our blood system and cells, right? You eat a bag of cheese popcorn and bam it’s in your blood stream and traveling to your cells and organs. You eat a handful of broccoli and the same thing. This is why we either feel great or crappy after we eat food.

When we put something on our skin (our largest organ and the organ that detoxes junk out of us) it goes directly into our blood stream and cells. I’ve actually heard some people say “it doesn’t matter what I put on my skin because I can just wipe/rinse it off.” Uhhhhh, I don’t think so sweet pea. What you put on your skin goes into your blood stream and your cells like a bullet. Think of all of the patches that are on the market now to control smoking, birth control, or input medicine in your system. When I was in high school I suffered from motion sickness and was given a transdermal patch to wear on the back of my ear to control it. It worked great. How did it work? It went in through my skin and into my blood stream and cells.

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Next, whatever we smell goes directly from our nose to our brain and into our blood stream. That usually freaks people out because think of how many noxious and obnoxious odors we smell everyday. Ewwww!!! So when you smell an essential oil (either from the bottle or from diffusing into the air) it travels very quickly to your brain and into your blood stream. Have you ever had a flashback to a memory when you’ve smell something? Maybe Rose reminds you of a hand cream that your grandmother wore? Because we store emotions in the brain (the amygdala to be exact), that’s where the oils travel to and trigger a memory. They go to the brain!

2014-04-20-12-18-18Most oils say that they are not to be ingested, should not be applied topically unless diluted, and should not be used with pets; they are to only be smelled. For those oils, trust what the label says. But if an oil is safe to smell and smelling takes it to our brain and into our bloodstream, why can we not ingest them or use with pets? Do you see the problem? This is why most Young Living oils contain a dietary supplement label (check out the photo).

So we know that what we ingest, what we apply topically and what we smell goes into our blood stream and to our cells. So answer me this, when an essential oil gives a disclaimer that says ….

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… why would you want to use it on yourself or your pet? Any oil that has this disclaimer has a purpose, but it’s not a therapeutic grade oil that you would want entering your bloodstream or your pet’s. This is why the therapeutic grade of the Young Living oils that can be used all ways (ingested, topically and aromatically) are truly safe for all, including pets.

I joined Young Living because I wanted to offer essential oils to my cats, to shelter pets and to abused/neglected animals. I am conservative in how I use the oils with them because cats are missing an enzyme in their liver to help process the oils. But they are still safe to use Young Living oils with cats if you know how. The simplest way is to diffuse the oils (with a cold diffuser). Your cat will take in the therapeutic benefits and can walk into a different room if they need a break. Cats are smart, they will walk away if something doesn’t feel right. My cats love to hang out in rooms that have a diffuser.

After reading this, if you’re still not on board with offering Young Living oils to pets, that’s okay. Just be open to the idea.

I am passionate about getting Young Living oils and diffusers into animal shelters, especially for cats who tend to do poorly in cages and can exhibit scared behavior that can be misinterpreted as aggression. Gary Young’s vision for Young Living is to get oils in every home on the globe. Now imagine a day when every animal shelter diffuses Young Living essential oils to keep the cats happy and balanced? That’s my vision.

Before you begin working with Young Living oils for yourself or your pet, I think it’s important to learn about them. If you want to learn specifics about how to offer essential oils to pets, please log on to one of my webinars. Check upcoming webinars here. And if you’re ready to join Young Living, I’d love to have you as part of my group. We’re a growing group of oiling animal people who have a lot of experience and information to share! Click on the photo below to get started!

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About Allie Phillips:

Me & RudyAllie 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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Why we should work together

Offering Reiki to a moose in Alaska! Fabulous!
Offering Reiki to a moose in Alaska! Fabulous!

I moved my business from Alexandria, Virginia back home to Lansing, Michigan in March of this year. I have been re-introducing myself to my community and sharing how I bring together energy laws and energy healing to help people and animals live their best life in this chaotic world.

I’m different than most in the entrepreneurial healing and coaching world because I don’t just offer/teach healing and I don’t just offer coaching. Everything I do merges the two together. Through my own education, training and tribulations, I have learned that your greatest success comes from understanding and working with Universal Laws and from integrating healing into your life. So I hope you enjoy this QnA to learn more about my work and to join me in an in-person or online class!

Why should I choose Manifested Harmony when there are so many coaches and energy healers out there?

I love it that there is massive growth of people who are becoming coaches and energy healers. Goodness knows our world needs it! Let me share a few things that are unique about me.

  • The photo below is how my students and clients describe me (which is so sweet).

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  • What usually surprises people is that I’m an attorney! I am a former prosecuting attorney who teaches criminal justice professionals on recognizing how animal abuse connects to crimes against people, and how to protect animals. I am the creator of two initiatives: Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T) and Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK). So having a legal brain, I need proof that energy laws and healing work and I share all of that in my classes.
Hanging out with Baxter from The Anchorman movies!
Hanging out with Baxter from The Anchorman movies!
    • I give you more than what you will expect during a class or session. That is because I’m not a one-method person. I have extensive training and experience in working with crystals (I was taught by a science teacher, so you get some cool sciencey stuff in my classes), how to safely work with essential oils (I have learned from chemists, doctors, veterinarians and from the founder of Young Living), how Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy helps the physical/emotional/mental/spiritual bodies, and how everything that we do is governed by Universal Vibrational Laws (so if you have a crappy attitude and outlook on life, there’s only so much that oils, crystals and healing can do for you). So no matter what class you take, or which session you select, I weave everything together because none of us are one dimensional, right?
    • My classes are super fun! Check out a video below from one class. I am a natural teacher and I get so excited when I can share what I know. And there is always room for questions and I make sure that everyone walks away completely understanding what I’ve taught.

  • If you are a first-timer to healing classes, I make you feel at home because I was there too! Remember, I had an attorney brain and through all of my classes I was able to work with the energy and open up my intuition. I will show how you can, too!
  • I love love love animals. In my legal work I help animals. And through Manifested Harmony my mission is to train as many people who work or volunteer with animals. I believe it is how we can make shelter pets and even veterinary clinics comfortable and safe for animals. A majority of the people who have joined Manifested Harmony either have pets or they work with animals. Not only do I help them to help the animals in their care, but I help them to help themselves.
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Volunteering at King Street Cats (Alexandria, VA).
  • I have the highest work and practice ethics (that’s the attorney in me), I always make sure that students and clients know how they can go home and help themselves, their family and their pets. My goal is for you to learn rather than keep coming to me. So I give you practical easy tips for daily living.
  • I run a socially-conscious business, so a portion of every class proceed is donated to a non-profit organization that I love and respect. Check out which organizations I have helped!
  • And lastly, you will have access to me! I’ve learned from a lot of great teachers, but after the training was complete, I did not have access to them. And with some, I only had virtual access. With me, you stay connected to me because I have several private Facebook pages where I engage with everyone! So if questions arise, I can help you … even if it’s 5 years after you take a class!

I don’t think I can afford your classes?

I price my classes to be affordable but also to help you understand what it means to invest in yourself. I bring a lot of value to my classes so that you walk away knowing that you’ve made a great investment in yourself. I set the cost for each class based on several few factors: (1) I have extensive training and experience in each vibrational technique that I teach. Each modality provides value for the others, and combined together provides a unique learning experience. (2) I have small classes (usually no more than 6 or 9 people) so that you have more time to ask questions and practice what you have learned. For my Crystal Healing, Integrated Energy Therapy and Reiki classes, you will provide/receive a session as part of your training. For my healing classes for animals, you will provide a session to at least one animal (and in some classes we go off site to work with horses or livestock). (3) For my Crystal Healing classes, you will receive crystals to take home and work with, and will engage in practical work such as creating crystal elixirs. (4) You receive detailed training workbooks that you can take home and begin working from home. This reduces how many notes you need to take so that you can focus in class. (4) I weave in other vibrational techniques that compliment your class. For instance, I will discuss how crystals or essential oils can bolster Reiki or IET treatments. And (5) all past students have rated my classes as “excellent.”

What are your coaching classes like?

I started Manifested Harmony by offering one-on-one coaching. And while I enjoyed that method, I found that my clients thrived more when I offered group coaching classes. The energy of being in a class with like-minded people, learning together, and having the group hold each accountable for getting tasks completed resulted in significantly better outcomes for all! And the group classes are so much fun for me to teach because I do them online so that it does not matter where you live! What is really unique about my group coaching classes is that I just don’t give you all the nuances of Universal Energy Laws (such as the Law of Attraction), but I give you loads of practical information for daily living (such as how tools like essential oils, crystals, affirmations, and other techniques work alongside the energy laws). This is why my mission for Manifested Harmony is to create a place where energy laws & healing to come together! And stay tuned … I have a great online group coaching class in creation!

(Psst … If you want to learn some more fun and quirky things about me, check out this blog of 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me!)

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), Young Living oil enthusiast (Ind. Dis  #1414338), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Each day she finds her balance playing with essential oils, crystals, animals, writing, and teaching, while helping others find their path. Her passion is combing energy laws & healing techniques together to help people gain control of their lives, remove negative blocks and emotions, and to help animals live with comfort in our changing 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.

5 Recommendations for protecting your energy

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. 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! Put the bracelet on your dominant wrist (which sends the crystal energy out) 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)!
  • Young 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 to transmute negative energy. Here are 3 ways I use this oil: (1) I put 1 drop on topically across the back of my shoulder blades, over my heart and over my solar plexus, (2) I spritz my healing room with White Angelica before and after sessions and (3) and I put 2 drops in my palms, rub them together, and sweep the oil over my energy field to clear energies.
  • Fill your home and/or workspace with crystals and diffuse the essential oils recommended above. Crystals that contain high levels of Quartz will instantly raise the frequency and clear any energy vampires that come into your home.
  • 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.

Want to learn more about crystals? Check out my in-person and online crystal classes and get access to my Crystal Cluster graduate community and private crystal store!

Ready to dive into essential oils for total body-mind-spirit balance? Click here to use my daily 15-minute empowerment oily products.

Looking for a spiritual community where we talk about ALL things energy & frequency as we shift with the energies? Check out The Sacred Shift.

About Allie:

Woo woo, says who?  As a Chief Master Catalyst blending 7 health & energy certifications with my lawyer brain, my passion is helping people understand the science and logic behind crystals, energy healing, essential oils, Universal Laws and more. Once you logically understand how they work, you will understand the metaphysical and spiritual benefits and have your ah-ha moment. I am the author of The Oily Pet and The Oily Crystal and creator of The Oily Crystal Master Class and The Crystal Cluster. As a former prosecuting attorney & animal protection expert, I love helping people understand their animal companions at a deeper level, while helping abused, neglected & shelter pets heal. For those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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:

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  • 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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Why do we wait until all else fails?

Which camp do you fall into:

(1) I have never tried any natural healing method;
(2) I tried natural healing after traditional medical methods failed; or
(3) I found natural healing methods before I felt ill or too stressed and it is now a part of my life.

Natural healing means any modality that typically does not include pharmaceuticals, surgery or invasive procedures (such as chemotherapy). It can include acupuncture, affirmations, crystal energy, energy healing, essential oils, exercise, herbal supplements, meditation, yoga, and more to help balance the body/mind/spirit. Natural healing js complimentary and works alongside traditional medicine.

So let’s back to the questions above. If you fall into Camp #3, good for you! When you embrace natural healing, you may prevent a serious ailment and may find that you are more balanced to handle the stress of everyday living. When you take a break from natural healing (due to travel, or over working) that is when you usually notice that you feel worse. That has certainly happened to me. That’s when you know that it is working.

If you fall into Camp #2, do you wish that you had found natural healing before something happened? I meet too many people and pet owners who wish they had found natural healing before it was too late. Too often the ailment has progressed too far to turn the situation around. Natural healing at that point simply provides comfort and relaxation.

What if you fall into Camp #1? What is stopping you from trying a natural method to keep you healthy and well? Here are a few reasons that I have heard over the years:

  • Insurance won’t pay for it. Most insurance does not cover natural healing right now, but the more people that are using it, the more likely that could change. When you invest upfront in your health, you spend less on medicine and doctor’s visits in the long run. And when you can replace some or all of your medicine cabinet with natural remedies, you may find that you save money too.
  • I want scientific proof that it works. There is a growing body of research supporting natural healing methods. But I often wonder who first decided that we should have proof that something works? Why would we allow a complete stranger to tell us that something works (that’s giving away our free will). Our ancestors did not need federally-funded National Institutes of Health studies over a 10 year period telling us that meditation reduces stress. So take a leap of faith and believe that something without requiring proof (and you will be pleasantly surprised then when it does work).
  • How do I know it will work? Well, it won’t work if you do not believe or even try it, right? And with traditional medicine, there is no guarantee that it will work either.

We live in a world filled with toxins, pollution, chemicals, technology, and depleting natural resources. We are surrounded by junk that our bodies were not built to defend against. It’s easy to enter the blame game and point fingers at the government, big industry and others for our failing health. But our health is solely in our own hands. Now instead, imagine that you begin to flood your body and mind with natural remedies: meditation to relax the mind; Reiki to relax the body; essential oils to penetrate the cells, awaken and soothe the senses; acupuncture to release energy blockages; yoga to gently energize the body, and so on. Now how does that feel?

We are all responsible for our own health. Limiting your options or intentionally putting on blinders to something “new” or “different” will only harm you.

Just one more question …. what are you waiting for?

About Allie Phillips:

Me at sxswAllie 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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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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Healing for Horses

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Session with Amigo

In all of my energy healing classes, I incorporate a hands-on practice session for my students. They either practice on each other, or in the case of animal healing courses I have them practice on animal volunteers. Usually those volunteers are my cats, the dog of a friend, or the amazing horses at a nearby therapeutic horse center.

For my Reiki for Animals class, the students get to practice on my cats and horses. I want them to sense the different energy between horses and cats/dogs. Horses are so amazingly expressive when we work with them; we receive clear messages from them (intuitively, yet it is like the horses are speaking to us). They are great at showing us physically what needs energy and what needs releasing. Since it is difficult to explain what that looks like, I created a short video from the Reiki for Animals class this past weekend. We worked with 4 horses and all were great teachers for us. Two in particular are in the video to showcase the beautiful healing responses that they shared.

Permission for energy healingAs with any healing, it is crucial that you receive permission before offering energy healing to any animal (or person). Read my blog about that! I also feel that it is important to receive training on how to properly and safely offer energy healing to animals. Offering energy healing to animals is quite different than people. This is why I have several classes on how to do this: Crystal Healing for Animals, Integrated Energy Therapy for Pets, and Reiki for Animals.

Enjoy the video and all that horses can teach us! And if you want to see other videos of how animals enjoy energy healing, check out my YouTube page where I have 13 videos on animal healing!

 

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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Watch those hands: sending energy healing

Lucy crystal classIs it ethical to send energy healing to a person or animal without their permission? This is a very sensitive topic for some healers. No matter where you look these days, you will encounter stories of people and animals who are suffering, hurt, in harms way or passing.

It is natural for a healer to want to send healing during times of suffering. This is a compassionate, empathetic response that is normal. Good intentions are admirable and much needed in this world. But it is important to look to your energy healing training on any ethical guidelines that you received. For most modalities, permission from the energy healing recipient is required. It is actually considered a violation of our ethical standards to send healing to anyone (person or animal) without permission. Why? A doctor, accountant, or other professional would not provide a service without permission, right? The same goes true for energy workers. But most important, the energy that you send could end up interfering with any healing work that they may already be doing and may not be in the person or animal’s highest good.

So how do you ask permission?

  • If the person is with you, just ask!
  • If the person is at a distance and you can contact them, ask for permission!
  • If the person is at a distance and you do not know them to ask permission, meditate and quiet your mind, look at their photo (if you have one) and mentally send them a question asking if they would welcome some healing energy. The first thing that comes to mind is their answer. If the answer is no, it must be respected. But you can certainly ask again another time.
  • If it is an animal that is with you, follow the same procedure above. Quiet yourself, sit with the animal, ask them (out loud or in your mind) if they would welcome healing. Listen for an intuitive answer or watch to see if they move towards you. If they move away or give a clear signal that they do not want healing, always respect it and stop. You can always try again later. Never ever force energy healing on an animal … that is absolutely an ethical no no!
  • If the animal is at a distance or you do not know, quiet your mind, focus on their photo (if you have one) and follow the same procedure above to see if you get an intuitive answer. Only if you get a signal to proceed should you offer healing.
  • If any any point you do not get a clear answer or are uncertain, be cautious and do not send healing.

In some modalities, such as Integrated Energy Therapy (an angelic healing), you can send healing without permission and the energy will be stored for the person or animal and when they are ready to receive it, that is when it will arrive for them. Permission for energy healing

We all want to help and it can be heartbreaking to watch others in pain. But we must avoid sending energy when it’s not welcomed. So before you activate that glorious healing, stop, ask permission, and only send if you receive a clear verbal, physical, or intuitive message to proceed.

Happy Healing!

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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