August is the Month to Feel Your Best: Lion’s Gate Energy

August is the Feel Good Month because there is an energy about August that is supporting all of us to feel our best. 

☀️ August enjoys the power of the Sun encouraging us all to shine
☀️ August has the power and strength of Leo energy to give us natural energy, get us moving, motivated and hear us ROAR
☀️ August is a month where you are encouraged to take a long weekend or a vacation which allows you to reconnect with who you really are (and you are not your 8-5 job)
☀️ August is a month where you are prompted to get outside for Fun in the Sun which is what cats like to do
☀️ August is a month to infuse your body with natural Vitamin D3 from the Sun
☀️ August is a month where you are prepping your body-mind-spirit for the upcoming darker Winter months (in the northern hemisphere)
☀️ And August is the month of the Lion’s Gate energy

The Lion’s Gate Energy is open from July 28 – August 12 with the height being on August 8 (the 8/8 portal).

If you were born under the Leo astrology sign, you may be feeling your absolute best right now. Leo’s are ruled by the power of the Sun and it’s your time to Shine! It’s an awesome fiery energy of motivation and inspiration. I’m a Leo with my birthday at the height of this energy and I FEEL IT! (And no wonder I love cats of all sizes)!

But maybe you’re feeling fatigued, achy, fearful, anxious, and all the negative feels.

This is a high frequency energy portal that combines the Sun in its home sign of Leo, the star Sirius rising in the skies (which becomes visible around August 8), and the numerological auspicious meaning of the number 8/8. Add to that a New Moon on August 8 in the sign of Leo. Collectively it is creating a vibration with an auspicious energy.

This is what makes August 8 a particularly lucky day for manifesting success and turning your dreams into reality.

The 88 in numerology also represents DNA activations and we receive light codes on this day from Sirius which is our spiritual sun. It’s a bold energy of new beginnings, highlighting what’s unique about you, your creative powers, it’s a very lucky day filled with inner child energy because Leo’s love to play … we are cat energy!

If you’re thinking, “Allie, I don’t feel any of that. I feel the exact opposite. What’s wrong with me?” Nothing is wrong with you. These upgrades can feel like crap. When you know what is happening, you will ride the energy much better.

But here’s something to think about:

How you feel in this energy is related to your mindset, where you are energetically, and whether you relate more to the energy of the 3rd, 4th or 5th dimensions currently on Earth.

So where are you with all of that?

Here’s what can help right now in the Lion’s Gate energy:

☀️ Be like a cat (rest, relax, lay in yoga positions, play, bask in the sun)
☀️ Soak in the energy of the Sun because it’s energizing and happy
☀️ Get out and play
☀️ Stay away from negativity
☀️ Write down your intentions, dreams and goals that will take you to the 2022 Lion’s Gate
☀️ My favorite essential oils for this Lion’s Gate and Leo season are Young Living’s Rise Above or Magnify Your Purpose oil blends. Rise Above blend can help you create an environment where you can transform negative thoughts into positive and motivating intentions, open up to new ideas, can be used to transform old thoughts that hold you back, so you can rise above to help achieve your soul’s true purpose. Magnify Your Purpose blend helps when goals are not manifesting and you need to shift your energy in how you talk about or believe in your goals (shift from getting to giving). This blend busts thru the energy blocks to release procrastination, fear and get us moving forward.

☀️ My crystal of choice is Stella Beam Calcite, a high vibrational stone of motivation to break old patterns and move forward in new energy.

August is a beautiful month to raise your energy and vibration as high as you can which will then hold you well into the Fall and Winter season.

 

About Allie Phillips:

My name is Allie Phillips and I like proof, not fluff! I am a Certified Health Coach, Life/Law of Attraction Mindset Coach, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, Advanced Crystal Master, Universal energy educator, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner Leader (#1414338), and an Attorney. I believe in empowering people with education that is well-researched, easy to understand and implement with many options for success, and with experience that it works. My passion is blending all of my expertise together as a Holistic Wellness Coach to help people and pets stay well and thrive in our changing world.  I am the author of The Oily Pet and The Oily Crystal and have written several award-winning animal protection books and publications. As an animal & family protection attorney who is an internationally recognized educator on prosecuting family violence and animal abuse cases, and the Founder/CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)®, I love helping animal companions live safely and with wellness because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates. 

Be sure to check out my wellness workshops happening every month!

Check out my energy healing certification classes! 

Join in on the fun!

If your pet could talk

If your pet could talk, what would s/he say to you?

  • I’m nervous
  • I’m anxious
  • I’m afraid
  • I’m stressed by the new baby/new pet/new person in our home
  • I’m having digestive issues
  • I’m having itchy skin
  • I’m having problems with my food
  • I’m not happy with my litter box
  • Thank you for giving me a home … I love you so much
We want the best for our 4-legged (and feathered) family, right? We would do anything for them. We do our best to feed them the healthiest species-appropriate food. We hire pet sitters, doggy day care facilities, groomers, trainers, behaviorists. We buy them birthday gifts, holiday gifts, celebrate their adoption anniversary.

Sometimes we do not realize that the loving home we provide for our pet is not the healthiest environment. The air in our homes can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. And the emotional energy can be toxic as well.

There are some easy things that you can do to create a healthy non-toxic environment for your pet.

  • Use a plant-based all-natural cleaner in your home. Pets walk all over everything, right? And then they lick their paws. So if you’re not willing to lick your cleaners, then a change is needed. This is what I use.
  • Remove chemically-filled toxic candles, plug-ins, sprays and aerosols and switch them out to diffuse pet-safe essential oils. I only recommend Young Living essential oils because other brands do not promote their oils to be used with pets.
Stella enjoys her naturally cleaned blanket.
  • Clean bedding and toys in a plant-based all-natural laundry soap. Most “green” laundry products contain harmful ingredients like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This is what I use because my cats sleep face down on their blankets.
  • Buy organic hand-made toys since too pet toys are made of toxic materials. Our pets put toys in their mouth so any toxins can soak in through the mucous membranes.
  • And other recommendations are detailed in my book The Oily Pet.

But what do you do when your dog is constantly anxious, over-reacting to the door bell, barking excessively, or the cat is vomiting or not using the litter box for no medical reason?

We instinctively know that something emotional or energetically is wrong. But we run up the veterinary bills and walk out with no answers. It’s frustrating, right?

These are the questions that I get the most. This is the focus of what I do.

I have loved animals ever since I could walk. As an attorney for the past 26 years (and former prosecuting attorney) I have dedicated my legal career to helping animal victims. I have spent over 20 years volunteering and fostering for animal shelters and rescues. And for a decade my healing business has been focused on helping people and pets transform to an energetically healthier lifestyle.

Marni welcomes Reiki at the shelter and in a twist of fate 15 months later she became a burn victim and came into foster care with me to heal.

 

I understand animals at an intuitive and energetic level. Pets are sensitive to human’s emotions and are highly sensitive to the changes happening to our planet.

This is what I help you understand and empower you with the tools to help your pet.

  • Reiki helps your pet relax because a relaxed body can repair and release blocks
  • Integrated Energy Therapy releases the emotional issues stored at the cellular level
  • Crystals work energetically at the cellular and DNA level and all energy layers
  • Essential oils can work rapidly on physical and behavioral imbalances so long as they are pet-safe

If you have a beloved 4-legged family member that is physically or behaviorally struggling, empower yourself by checking out my pet classes below. Your pet will thank you with snuggles and kisses!

About Allie Phillips:

My name is Allie Phillips and I like proof, not fluff! I am a Certified Health Coach, Life/Law of Attraction Mindset Coach, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, Advanced Crystal Master, Universal energy educator, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner Leader (#1414338), and an Attorney. I believe in empowering people with education that is well-researched, easy to understand and implement with many options for success, and with experience that it works. My passion is blending all of my expertise together as a Holistic Wellness Coach to help people and pets stay well and thrive in our changing world.  I am the author of The Oily Pet and The Oily Crystal and have written several award-winning animal protection books and publications. As an animal & family protection attorney who is an internationally recognized educator on prosecuting family violence and animal abuse cases, and the Founder/CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)®, I love helping animal companions live safely and with wellness because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates. 

Be sure to check out my wellness workshops happening every month!

Check out my energy healing certification classes! 

Join in on the fun!

How to Self-Motivate

We all have moments where our motivation has gone on vacation and left us with an uninspiring to do list, right? In recent years I have noticed more people are asking me for help on how to get motivated. And in the warmer Michigan months I simply want to be at Lake Michigan all day long which can impact my motivation!!!!

We live in a stressful, distracted, information overloaded world all of which can smother our motivation. So if you struggle with motivation, you are not alone and I totally get it.

#MindsetShift: Did you know that motivation does not come from outside of you?  It comes from within you.

It comes from a thought that you created, which then creates a feeling and an action and a result. Maybe the thought was “I don’t know what step to take next,” which created the feeling of discouragement, defeat, or shame, which created the action of non-action, and the result was not taking any step toward your goal and declaring “I have no motivation.” 

I love to give my clients and students the example of listening to a motivational speaker. You get so ramped up with excited energy that you believe “I’m going to CRUSH THIS!!!!” You are totally on fire! And then the next day you are back to your normal life and habits, lacking motivation, and that goal you were going to achieve is sitting in a box called “Unmotivated.” So what happened?

Whether it’s a motivational speaker, a blog post, a podcast or a movie that motivates you, the motivating energy in that moment is coming from someone else. When that person is gone, it is difficult to sustain that motivated energy because it was not your energy. It is this energy that causes us to follow people on social media, listen to their podcasts or YouTube videos so that the person’s motivational energy is in our daily lives. But it’s not sustainable. Because if all you do is spend time listening to these motivational people, when do you have the time to work on your goal?

#MindsetShift: Motivation must be a fire that comes from within you.

This is why self-motivation is the goal. Otherwise you will not be able to sustain it.

So how can you self-motivate to achieve a goal?

Here are some tips that have worked for me over the years:

  • Change your thought about being unmotivated. I learned this process of breaking down a block from one of my amazing coaches and it REALLY works! Instead of having the thought that you are unmotivated, what if you changed it to “I know one step I can take toward achieving my goal.” That creates a feeling of empowerment and focus to take action to do that one thing. And the result is that you feel good and joyful about what you did. And then you do it over and over again. We can change our thoughts at any time … we just have to be proactive about it and decide to do it.
  • Make a decision and commit that you will take daily steps toward your goal. For any goal, there are usually just a few steps that must be taken daily which will compound. Write down those goals and put them in a place where you will see them daily. And then DO THEM! When you take steps based on how you are feeling or whether you have time in your schedule, it is easy to make excuses and not take the steps. When you decide and commit, you will take the steps even if you do not feel your best and have limited time. Commit to daily action! This will compound and you will find the momentum that invariably will excite you and keep the fire going. And that internal excitement of fire is motivating.
  • Do not worry if you have not found your why. You may think that if you have a strong “why” it will motivate you into action. While it may be partially true, I can tell you that a “why” is not the be-all and end-all to achieving a goal. There have been many goals I have successfully achieved without even thinking about the why. 
  • Focus on what brings you joy. When you enjoy the steps toward achieving a goal, that will light the fire in you and keep you motivated. It’s self-motivation lit from within even if you have not found your why! Find the joy in the steps toward your goal and do those every day!
  • Change your words. Do you post about how unmotivated you are? Do you criticize and shame yourself for not being motivated? Stop that! You’re being really hard on yourself and that will throw water on your fire and zap your motivation. Speak life into your goal and into yourself. Stop yourself every time you say “I am not motivated” and change it to “I am taking a step toward my goal.” Encourage yourself with positive words because words have energy. Place your hand on your throat when you speak words and you will feel the vibrational energy. Be mindful of this. Put words and energy out of what you want, not what you don’t want.
  • Smell calming & focusing essential oils. Citrus oils are amazing to calm the mind and focus it at the same time. If your mind is bouncing all over the place and cannot settle down to figure out the next step, that will impact your motivation. This is when essential oils like Orange, Tangerine, and Lemon can help to calm the monkey mind so you can focus. My Young Living favorite blends are Citrus Fresh and Peace & Calming to refocus my mind and get my thoughts back on tract. And then Abundance topically applied on the bottom of my feet (to motivate my steps with an abundant mindset) and Motivation topically applied over my solar plexus and in the diffuser while I work. They really work.
  • Raise your frequency with self-motivating crystals like Carnelian, Citrine, and Stellar Beam Calcite are all amazing self-motivation crystals. When I am working on something and need to stay very motivated, I will sit on them. Seriously! I put them in between my legs in my office chair. Or put the crystals in your pockets or bra! Wowsa, it really works!
  • Stop seeking motivation outside of yourself. When you are not motivated you do not need another book, another training program, or another pep talk. You do not need to waste time scrolling through social media looking for a motivational hit or another “you can do it” post. Those will give you short-term boosts in motivation. When you can focus on motivating yourself with the suggestions listed above, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.

So when you are feeling unmotivated, give these ideas a try to light that fire inside of you. And please post a comment to let me know what worked for you or if you have another suggestion of what helps you that may help someone else!

 

About Allie Phillips:

My name is Allie Phillips and I like proof, not fluff! I am a Certified Health Coach, Life/Law of Attraction Mindset Coach, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, Advanced Crystal Master, Universal energy educator, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner Leader (#1414338), and an Attorney. I believe in empowering people with education that is well-researched, easy to understand and implement with many options for success, and with experience that it works. My passion is blending all of my expertise together as a Holistic Wellness Coach to help people and pets stay well and thrive in our changing world.  I am the author of The Oily Pet and The Oily Crystal and have written several award-winning animal protection books and publications. As an animal & family protection attorney who is an internationally recognized educator on prosecuting family violence and animal abuse cases, and the Founder/CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)®, I love helping animal companions live safely and with wellness because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates. 

Be sure to check out my wellness workshops happening every month!

Check out my energy healing certification classes! 

Join in on the fun!

Essential Oils & Crystals for a Positive Mindset

Recently my essential oil group spent a month focusing on how to shift from a negative to a positive mindset. Our inner feelings and beliefs dominate our mindset. When we can identify the underlying feeling or belief, we can then start the shift from a negative to positive mindset.

These are some of our favorite essential oils and crystals to help us shift.

Shifting from overwhelm to motivated

We live in a world with a lot of noise and information overload. It can be so much that we feel smothered and weighed down which can create apathy and numbness. These are our favorites:

  • Magnify Your Purpose blend = Overwhelm can set in when you have lost your purpose. Smell this oil and let it get you back on track with your purpose.
  • Motivation blend = This was a team favorite and the name says it all! When you smell it or diffuse it, you will be amazed at what you get done.
  • Sacred Mountain blend = When you can calm and ground yourself, you can begin to re-energize and move out of the mindset of overwhelm.
  • Crystals I love for motivation are Celestite (helps calm when overwhelmed), Clear Quartz (amplifies your energy field simply by holding it) and Stellar Beam (Dog Tooth) Calcite (very high vibrational energy to get moving).

Shifting from worry & fear to strength & courage

Worry and fear are feelings of scarcity, lack, disempowerment, panic, and despair. All you are doing is traumatizing yourself about something in the future that has not and likely will not happen. Worry stores in the stomach as powerlessness and fear stores in the kidneys. These emotions will lower you in to a frequency where dis-ease can take root. So don’t go there! These are our favorites:

  • Valor blend = When we worry and are consumed with fear, we simply need to find our confidence and courage. Valor helps to shift your energy to get back on track.
  • Abundance blend = Abundance is an energy and mindset. It is about shifting to see all that you have in your life and that your glass is overflowing! When you see that, fear and worry melt away.
  • Present Time blend = When you are present, everything is perfect in that moment. Do not let your mindset get stuck in the past or worried and afraid of the future. This is a very calming blend that really helps to focus on being present.
  • Crystals I love for courage are Black Tourmaline (grounding and strength), Celestite (releases negative patterns of fear and worry) and Dumortierite (calming strength and courage).

Shifting from anger to forgiveness

Have you felt a lot of anger floating around in the air? Sometimes the anger that gets into our energy is actually not our own. But it still can still cause havoc in our body. Anger stores itself in our liver, and resentment in the spleen. When anger is not processed it can result in bitterness, intolerance, and settle into resentment … more toxic emotions for our poor body to deal with. These are our favorites:

  • Release blend = When you are ready to let go of toxic feelings and mindset. Topically apply over your liver and then deeply inhale it while saying “I release all negativity from body, mind and spirit”.
  • Forgiveness blend = As Mark Twain said, “”Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Forgiveness is beautiful once you find it. When you smell this blend it can bring you into a higher awareness and vibrational frequency to the point where you can let go and move on. Topically apply over your heart and then deeply inhale while saying “I am thankful for life’s experiences and the lessons they teach.”
  • Humility blend = Humility is the step after forgiveness so that we can learn and transform. It keeps you sweet and strong no matter what is happening around you.
  • Crystals I love for forgiveness are Blue Lace Agate (calming), Rose Quartz (forgiving) and Rutilated Quartz (let go of the past hurts).

Shifting from loneliness to self-love

Did you know that the remedy to loneliness is self-love? Lack of self-love can come from unresolved grief and when grief is not processed and released it can lead to depression. When you are comfortable hanging out with yourself, your thoughts, and engaging in self-care and personal development during isolation, you are less likely to feel lonely. These are our favorites:

  • Frankincense = Simply smelling this oil can get your energy moving. It is my favorite when missing a person, pet or lifestyle, to restore faith, to ground and uplift. It is also soothing for moments of unworthiness and loneliness.
  • White Angelica blend = You will want to slather all over yourself (your pets). I call it the Wrapped-In-A-Warm-Blanket Oil and the All-Is-Well oil. It is like being wrapped in love. It feels protective so that you do not feel the need to isolate. I love to use it with abused and shelter pets.
  • Hope blend = Hope is a good start with when it comes to deep emotional healing. Because other than love, we all need hope. When you combine the energy of Melissa for those who are highly sensitive with the deep grounding and empowerment of Juniper, Myrrh and Black Spruce, you find Hope! It is my go-to for deep emotions that need to be released. It will help you keep moving forward one day at a time.
  • Crystals I love for self-love are Citrine (happy vibe crystal), Lepidolite (contains lithium to pull out of grief and sadness) and Rose Quartz (self-love).

And always remember … Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.

 

About Allie Phillips:

My name is Allie Phillips and I like proof, not fluff! I am a Certified Health Coach, Life/Law of Attraction Mindset Coach, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, Advanced Crystal Master, Universal energy educator, Young Living Essential Oil Brand Partner Leader (#1414338), and an Attorney. I believe in empowering people with education that is well-researched, easy to understand and implement with many options for success, and with experience that it works. My passion is blending all of my expertise together as a Holistic Wellness Coach to help people and pets stay well and thrive in our changing world.  I am the author of The Oily Pet and The Oily Crystal and have written several award-winning animal protection books and publications. As an animal & family protection attorney who is an internationally recognized educator on prosecuting family violence and animal abuse cases, and the Founder/CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)®, I love helping animal companions live safely and with wellness because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates. 

Be sure to check out my wellness workshops happening every month!

Check out my energy healing certification classes! 

Join in on the fun!

Why have crystals become so popular?

A friend recently asked me: “Why have crystals become so popular?”

My response: “You’re asking me as I sit in a trailer full of crystals pretending that I’m not taking most of them home? LOL”

Seriously, I’ve been an attorney since 1994 and I have a home filled with crystals and I teach crystal healing classes. What’s up with that? For me it’s two answers: (1) If something helps me feel better, calmer, more energized, I don’t need a double-blind peer-reviewed study to tell me it works. And (2) once I dove deep into learning the science of crystals, that helped my intellectual mind understand what my intuitive mind already knew … they work!

Here’s why I think crystals are growing in popularity:

  • More people are opening their eyes to all of the toxins in our food, cleaners, skincare products, makeup and more. They are feeling tired, sluggish and out of sorts and traditional options are not working. So they are trying more Earth-based products like crystals and essential oils and finding that they feel better. Placebo effect? Maybe, but in my experience it is doubtful to be placebo. We don’t need research studies to tell us whether something works. Eventually science will catch up with what I know works.
  • Many are feeling the shift in energy that is coming from changes in Earth’s frequency, changes in planetary placements, feeling the collective energy of all beings on the planet, and our own internal shift as we evolve to the next level. The plant, animal and mineral kingdoms all communicate with each other. So humans and animal instinctively are drawn to touch a crystal. We feel the soothing nature of crystals during these times even if most can’t explain why.
  • Many are drawn to crystals to help quiet the mind, help with mindfulness, and go deeper into a meditation and spiritual practice. DIY Spirituality is big right now and crystals help!
  • More non-metaphysical businesses are delving into crystals by placing them in their stores or creating beautiful crystal products and jewelry which catch the eye of a shopper. Even the growing tech industry relies on crystals to power phones, computers and televisions.
  • Crystals are simply beautiful in how they refract light and sparkle, so some people are decorating their homes with crystals even if they do not fully understand or appreciate what crystals do to enhance the energy of a space.
  • Some people are fascinated with the ancient history and culture of crystals and how they were used thousands of years ago.
  • The essential oil world discovered crystals a few years ago. I have been blending crystals and essential oils together for over a decade but the concept has EXPLODED and spilled over to social media where crystals are getting more attention. But not all crystals can be blended in liquid, like an essential oil. My book The Oily Crystal explains why.
  • There are reputable, educated and trained teachers offering solid crystal classes in-person and online to help people understand that these are more than pretty sparkly stones. There is an energy to crystals that has a scientific basis and explanation of what crystals do for our cells, emotions and more. I have been teaching about crystals for almost a decade and I blend the science AND the spiritual art of what crystals really do. I help people understand why Rose Quartz helps the Heart Chakra.

If you’ve been intrigued by crystals, I am inviting you to join in one of my crystal classes. My Basic Crystal Healing and Crystal Healing for Animals classes are now ONLINE in addition to being in-person in Lansing, Michigan. And my 2-day Advanced Crystal Healing class is now online. And I offer THREE different certifications! If you would like to join in a crystal healing class, click here to check the schedule

About Allie Phillips:

Allie is a multi-careered energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master),  Certified Health Coach, essential oil educator, award-winning book author, attorney and internationally-recognized animal advocate, and Founder/CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)®.  She travels the globe to teach about essential oils, healing, and keeping pets & people safe from harm. As the author of The Oily Pet and The Oily Crystal, she helps people create a natural non-toxic lifestyle, find financial freedom, and help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. She particularly loves helping our animal companions and those temporarily in animal shelters because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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Be sure to check out my workshops happening every month!

Check out my energy therapy certification classes! 

Healing tools for Eclipse Seasons: Change and Transformation

I love to follow astrology because it often explains why things are happening. You don’t have to be an expert master astrologer to know and feel the intense energies that have been on us for the past year or so.

Well, we’re in for another intense time starting July 12, 2018 (starting at 9:48pm/eastern) with a new moon and partial solar eclipse. Then we have a full moon and lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018 (starting at 1:14pm/eastern and the eclipse will be the longest this century) followed by a new moon and partial solar eclipse on August 11, 2018 (starting at 4:02am/eastern). None of these eclipses can be seen from North America, but many people will certainly feel them.

So what does this all mean? You can learn more about sun, moon and eclipse energies and how they impact you in this blog post, but here’s some specifics about this eclipse season so that you are prepared.

New Moon with Partial Solar Eclipse – This eclipse may bring up a lot of unresolved emotions, changes in the family unit, and pushing us out of our comfort zones while helping us to transform and move out of old patterns. This eclipse is all about highlighting our subconscious patterns that have been holding us back and this will all come to the surface. Oh goodie (she says sarcastically)! Ultimately this will help us to understand ourselves better, to release stuck patterns and will benefit us long term. It’s really important to go with the flow, let this happen, and don’t fight it. You may feel hugely uncomfortable during this time but imagine it like the birthing process …. It’s painful but ultimately beautiful on the other side.

Full Moon with Lunar Eclipse – This eclipse will have the strongest impact because it’s in Leo (which is my sun sign, oh more fun!). It will trigger a lot of turbulent energy because this eclipse is about letting go of what no longer serves us (even if it’s comfortable). It may bring up repressed energy and feelings (like anger). This is an intense frustrated energy where you will feel like you need to jump into something and may act impulsively. It’s a time where you may experience a lot of change and upheaval, and it’s also a time to surrender for the best change. So think about anything that you feel needs to be changed and if you’ve been thinking about this change for a while then it’s a good time to take action. If it’s something new, then hold off for now. And also be more forgiving to people who say and do things that are hurtful and unkind because they may not know how to handle this energy.

New Moon with Partial Solar Eclipse – This eclipse will highlight Mercury Retrograde (from July 26 – August 19, 2018). This is a chance for new beginnings in the sign of Leo (which is the energy of leading and moving forward even in the face of obstacles). From the powerful eclipse season last summer, we’ve gone thru a lot of changes and this is the last chance for new beginnings. It’s a time to rethink and redo where we are going and a time to focus on changes that need to happen. It’s a time to rethink and readjust, and letting go of responsibilities to other people. It’s a time where we need to surrender and release control, deal with power struggles, and just let go. Take in what’s going on, loosen up, and allow something better to come in. In the Law of Attraction, this is called receiving.

Wow, that all sounds fairly ominous. But we’ve been through powerful energies like this and survived. So what can you do to be and feel your best during this turbulent time?

Here are 5 tips to help keep you grounded and flowing during this season:

(1) Lots of self care, such as spending time with the elements you feel most drawn to (water, mountains, sun, etc.). Make a point everyday during this month-long eclipse season to practice self care.

(2) Lots of meditation and quiet time to keep your mind from going to the place of fear.

(3) Get moving with yoga, exercise, walking so that the energies don’t build up in you.

(4) Use true therapeutic-grade essential oils (not fragrance oils) to help with the transformation part of these eclipses because when you smell a real essential oil it goes into the limbic region and emotional area of the brain. My recommendations for this time are:

  • Surrender blend = the energy of this blend feels like a pressure valve releasing controlling and overbearing behavior (because we cannot control what happens around us, only our response). It helps to release resistance to change, learn to embrace what cannot be controlled and go with the flow. This is the oil where you stop paddling upstream and, instead, drop your oars and let the river turn your boat around to head with ease in a better direction.
  • Acceptance blend = the energy of this blend is soothing when you need to stop pushing against and resisting what is happening in your life. It helps you to accept when you know that you need a new direction, when you need to embrace change, but change feels scary.
  • Awaken blend = the energy of this blend can open you to your potential, help you with meditation, visualization and manifesting so that you can make the personal changes to manifest your dreams.
  • Believe blend = the energy of this blend shifts you to believing what right now you cannot believe. It works on despair and inadequacy to help you feel empowered even when the future is unknown or uncertain.
  • Into the Future blend = the energy of this blend is about moving forward and leaving the past in the past, helping you to visualize a new future, to release fear and take leaps of faith. It’s a great oil to use when you know your potential but you’re afraid to go for it.

(5) If you’re a crystal geek like me, the crystals I will be piling on top of me during meditation time and sleep time will be:

  • Clevelandite = If you want to read an article I wrote just on this crystal, you can find it at healingcrystals.com. In a nutshell, this a crystal of profound life change by helping you to focus on exactly what change you need and showing you what you have in your life to help you succeed.
  • Danburite = excellent for deep change, leaving the past behind, bringing patience and peace of mind during transformation.
  • Elestial Quartz = a stone of change and transformation to set you on your life path.
  • Labordorite = a stone of transformation that is highly protective, helps to banish fears and insecurities during change.
  • Larimar = a deeply nurturing crystal that helps to calm the mind and body into a meditative state, helps you to go with the flow, brings equilibrium during change and helps to guide the soul on its true path.

Eclipses are all about mindset. So either you can worry, fret and fight it every step of the way and feel miserable. Or you can relax, accept and let the energies move you into a place that you likely could not dream of happening.

What other tools do you like to use during intense energies? Please post a comment so that we can all share and learn!

 

About Allie Phillips:


Allie is a multi-careered energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Young Living essential oil Silver Leader educator, instructor at Young Living’s annual Animal Essential Oil Conference, award-winning book author, attorney and internationally-recognized animal advocate, and Founder/CEO of Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)™. She helps people create a natural non-toxic lifestyle, find financial freedom, and help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. She particularly loves helping our animal companions and those temporarily in animal shelters because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Lucy … Signs from our cat angels

Companion Animals provide unconditional love and support … it’s one of the most true forms of love we can experience.

If you love animals, you have likely suffered the loss of one or more. When we lose a companion animal, we can grieve as much (if not more) than when we lose a person.

I have blogged about the passing of my kitties Sammy and Oscar (in 2012) and Jacob (in 2017).  For me, it’s part of the healing process and I always find something heart-opening during the grieving process because pets really do teach us a lot.

With Sammy, I wrote about what pets teach us because if you listen to your pet, you will learn amazing things.

With Oscar, I wrote about some interesting number similarities between Oscar and Sammy’s passings and being tuned in to those signs.

With Jacob, I wrote about different energy methods to help deal with the sudden loss of a loved one and processing grief.

My sweet Lucy passed away on May 3rd at the age of 19 years and 9 months. I had her in my life for 19 years and 2 months which is an incredible long life we had together. My heart is broken into countless little pieces because she was truly my best friend and was with me through some very terrible times and very happy times. While people have let me down, Lucy never did. She was a very vocal Bombay (black Siamese) and could actually verbalize about 20 words including Uh oh or Oh no (when she saw her brother Rudy), I don’t know (when I asked her a question and she wanted me to figure it out) and should could even say my name. Seriously!!!!

Lucy was MY cat … she didn’t need anyone else and would have been content as an only cat (although she had 4 brothers in her lifetime). One of my fondest memories of Lucy was taking Lucy on a Cat-cation in August 2016 to celebrate her 18th birthday and my birthday. We went to a friend’s home on the shore of Lake Huron in Cheboygan, Michigan. Although Lucy was not fond of the 3+ hour car ride, she loved spending time on the beach (the world’s largest litter box for her) and it being just the two of us for a few days.

Lucy was also truly the spokes cat for Manifested Harmony because she let me test out all of the wonderful healing modalities I have learned over the years with her. She taught me how to properly offer Energy Healing and crystals to cats (click on the links to see videos of Lucy demonstrating). Cats are not little people so there is a method of offering energy healing to our pets and Lucy taught me that.

And then Lucy helped me understand that safe, quality, pet-friendly essential oils can provide an amazing physical and emotional benefits. Many people are concerned about using essential oils with cats because of a cat’s difficulty in eliminating essential oils through the liver. Read this blog if you’re still concerned. For 5 years, Lucy was surrounded by Young Living essential oils. I diffused essential oils everyday and she loved them. And for 4 years she drank an essential oil-infused drink called Ningxia Red in her food. Six days before she passed her lab work showed that her liver was in good condition for a 19+ year old cat … it was her kidneys that had been declining over the past 3 years that finally took her.

With Lucy, she was very clear in her messages to me when she was alive. When she did not want me to work past 8pm, she would sit on my laptop to prevent me from typing. When I did too many video classes in a row, she would sit in my lap to keep me balanced and to let me know when it was time to stop. When it was time to put down a book, she sat on me and stared at me. She was a great teacher.

Since her passing, I have received some beautiful signs from Lucy. Lucy is guiding me to write about the signs that you may receive from your pets when they are ready to pass and after they have passed. These are the signs that Lucy gave to me before she passed:

  • Lucy had no interest in food for 7 days and did not eat at all for 3 days. When your pet stops eating, they are letting you know that they are ready … they are just waiting for you to be ready and to say it’s okay for them to pass.
  • Lucy was walking around the house (even the morning before passing) as if to take in everything and say goodbye.
  • When I looked in her eyes, I could tell that she was starting to leave. The life, spark and energy that had always been in her eyes was dwindling and mostly gone.
  • Many pets like to go into hiding when they are ready to pass. Lucy walked downstairs in the middle of her last night and I found her sitting on a dining room chair cloaked by the table cloth.
  • And because our pets cannot verbalize that they are ready to go, we need to put down the busyness in our life and really focus on them because the signs will be obvious. Then you will feel at peace when it’s time to let them go.

In the 2 hours after Lucy passed, these are the signs that she sent to me:

  • I felt her kiss my nose. Every day should would give me nose smears, which is how she picked me when I found her at the animal control shelter in 1999 in a room full of black cats.
  • When I was driving her to the crematorium, these songs came on the radio: You’ll never find another love like mine (Lou Rawls) and Hey Nineteen (Steeley Dan). I laughed when Hey Nineteen played because Lucy was 19 at her passing. Lucy was anything but subtle.
  • I have table chimes on my dining room buffet table and all of my angel kitties will move the chimes whenever I talk to them. Seriously, people who have been at my house have seen it!!! As soon as I walked into my house after leaving her at the crematorium, the chimes belled.

And in the days since then, I have seen a lot of feathers …. every where (that’s a sign from the angels)! Many friends who are gifted communicators have connected with Lucy and shared information with me that gives me comfort that she is with loved ones, in a good place, and happy. I have also seen her out of the corner of my eye and have heard her meow. Am I losing my mind, no. If we take the time to connect, we can sense those who have passed. And that sensing can give great comfort during grief.

When we lose a loved one (whether human or pet), it can suck the energy out of us. Rudy (her cat brother) and I are definitely not the high energy beings that we were before Lucy passed. But with a lot of support from family and friends, and using a daily protocol from the Feelings Kit, we are regaining our energy and getting back to our new normal. And I’m learning that it’s good to be happy, even though I miss Lucy greatly, because one thing that she continuously taught me was to be happy … no matter what is going on.

So when you lose a pet, be sure to give yourself the time and space to properly grieve and to notice the signs that your pet is not far … they are just in different form. And take comfort in the time that you had with your pet, although we know it is always too little.

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, Young Living essential oil Silver Leader educator, 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 combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And 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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Processing the Energy of Grief and Loss

Sadly, this topic close to my heart right now.

My sweet Jacob suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on April 3rd. He was fine a few days earlier, then acted a little sluggish and wasn’t eating as much for a day, and the next thing I know we are in the ICU at the Michigan State University Veterinary School. He was crashing and all I was told was that it was a very fast moving cancer, but they didn’t know what the cancer was. Two weeks earlier, he had full lab work-ups done and there were no problems. So after a lot of questions, little answers, and veterinarians who were baffled by what caused the sudden crash, it was clear that Jacob was passing before my eyes so I held him as we let him go.

Jacob is not the only pet who passed away in the past 3 months. An unusually large number of pets and people have passed on (many unexpectedly) …. and the number is well over 30 just for who I know. I’m searching to find the meaning in all of it. I believe that everyone decides at the soul level when it’s their time to pass on. But why so many in the past 3 months? It’s like they are going in clusters. Do they feel they will be of more service to us in spirit? Do they know something we humans don’t know? It has prompted a lot of discussions but little answers.

What I’ve done in the past month to process the grief, cope with the loss and missing the pitter patter of Jacob’s feet, and to keep my multi-businesses afloat, I have turned to a couple of tools to help me process grief.

The first thing I did was reach for my essential oils. The oils that have truly helped me through this difficult time have been Acceptance (to accept what has happened), Frankincense (which comes in the starter kit and it works on the lung meridian where we store the energy of grief), Gratitude (to be grateful for the time that we had with our loved one) and Joy (because our loved one would want us moving forward in joy and happiness). I was in shock, angry and then numb for about 3 weeks. I used my oily religiously and then it all lifted. By diffusing these oils, I know they have also helped my cat Rudy who deeply loved Jacob.

My favorite ways to utilize the oils for emotional help is to smell them. The oils go into the limbic region of the brain where we store emotions. So diffusing the oils or placing the oils in your hand and inhaling are two powerful techniques to process the energy of difficult emotions.

Next, I placed a ginormous Rose Quartz and Selenite on my bedroom nightstand so that the loving and soothing energy of those crystals would surround me at night.

And then I simply kept talking to Jacob. Just because a person or pet has passed on does not mean that their spirit is not nearby. In the past 6 weeks there have been so many Jacob “sightings” based on Rudy’s reactions. Rudy will start to spontaneously play in a location where he and Jacob would rumble. Rudy will jump up and start to chase something that I cannot see. And Rudy will stare down a hallway as if Jacob is there. I also “see” Jacob out of the corner of my eye. So keep talking to your loved one because they have not left your side.

And if you’re still struggling with overwhelming grief and feel that you cannot move on, please talk with a professional and combine that therapy with an energy healing session. Together, it can be a powerful combination of transformation.

I am sharing this because we all have lost someone and if we do not process the grief, it can cause a host of emotional, mental and physical problems (because grief stores in the lungs). Essential oils, crystals and continued connection to your loved one can help you through it. Even if you have grief from long ago, give these techniques a try.

So while we grapple with the why, the what if’s, and retracing steps to try to identify signs or ways that a different road could have been taken, at some point we all have to grieve and release it. So I wanted to share my story that even in the midst of grief, there is hope and happiness.


Jacob and Rudy, very bonded brothers and best friends

I am so grateful and happy that I had my floppy-eared blue-eyed Jacob in my life, even just for less than 5 years. Everyone who came to my homes in Virginia and Michigan met him because he was a big part of every energy healing and essential oil class. I now can look at his photos and smile and I truly feel his presence still in our home.

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, Young Living essential oil Silver Leader educator, 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 combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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What’s going on with the Earth’s heartbeat?

The Schumann Resonance (vibration of the earth) historically has held at 7.83 Hz. And when our bodies are at that frequency, we feel our best.

Since 2014, there have been notable spikes and increases. In January 2017 for the first time in recorded history, it rose to 36 Hz and it held there for days. Click here to track it. Is this a natural process for the earth, or are humans creating the increase?

All life forms on Earth resonate with Schumann’s Resonance. When life forms are in sync with Schumann’s Resonance, they are the most balanced and well. Researchers have studied how human consciousness and intention can impact the earth’s magnetic field. Some researchers have found that the magnetic field is in tune with human beta and theta frequencies and be influenced by such. Spikes in the Schumann Resonance have been seen during times of extreme stress and anxiety. For example, the Schumann Resonance dropped right before the attacks on 9-11 and then rose immediately after. So we see this connection between humans and the earth being documented.

Throughout years of what I call “my energy education,” one of my teachers spoke of how beings on earth go through “DNA upgrades”. These upgrades happen in cycles (62 million year cycles). We are in the process of a cycle now. Scientists are watching for the Earth’s poles to slip, tracking solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the sun, all of which are impacting the inhabitants of Earth. This DNA upgrade happens during changes in the Earth resulting in extinctions and new species appearing. In essence, changes in the earth cause changes in us. And we can either go with the changes or feel the effects of resisting.

So what could be the cause of this? I could easily give you a bunch of scientific theories, but you can Google all of this. Instead, I find the energy and spiritual aspect of it all far more fascinating. Is the magnetic field of the earth weakening and causing this? Are we awakening to where our human blinders are coming off? Is the veil lifting and our intuition is opening? Are humans raising their vibration and the Earth is following suit? Or is the Earth rising and (some) life forms are following?

What do we typically feel with a spike in Schumann Resonance? We may feel that time is speeding up (or is the speeding up of time causing the spikes?). We feel more tired, rollercoaster emotions, depression, ungrounded, more aches and pains, sudden onset of diseases, sudden passing of beings. Some people are downright going crazy and others are following down the crazy path. These upgrades make us feel icky.

What do I personally believe about this? I believe that we are in a significant energy shift where it’s possibly the final battle between old and new energies. We left the Age of Pieces (age of war) and entered the Age of Aquarius (matriarchal peaceful energy) … the exact timing is unknown but it happened in recent years. The old is grasping to maintain control and the new is awakening and becoming more active. The more that new energy emerges, the more that old energy is bubbling up for one last hurrah. It’s like buried bodies reaching up through the ground for one last grasp at power (sorry to be so graphic). Isn’t that what we’re seeing not just in the U.S. as a result of our 2016 election and continuing exposure of corruption and wrongdoing, but also around the world? The new energy is a bright light shining on things that were previously underground and secret. Times are changing.

Humans are waking up. It seems clear that people are fed up with lies, corruption, wrongdoing, war, harm and negativity. People are speaking up, contacting their elected officials, protesting, getting active … and this is happening on both sides of the fence with each feeling equally correct. When I step back and look at current events from an energetic lens, it’s fascinating to watch it unfold. From a reality lens, it downright terrifying. But if you get sucked into the terror, the old energy becomes empowered.

So what can you do? I think the most important thing is to ride this along with the earth and don’t fight it. So it’s time to up your frequency, listen to and go with your intuition (even if it seems to push against mainstream, status quo, normal ways of life), and stay very true to yourself free from influence from anyone or anything that does not ring true with your higher self.

Here are my survive and thrive steps!

  • Anyone who believes that they can effectively survive and thrive on 6 hours or less of sleep is so tired that they can’t think straight. Get a straight 8 hours or so of sleep each night and let your mind and body rejuvenate. Take electronics (especially Wi-fi, phones, and anything with that blue flickering light) out of your bedroom because it messes with your brain waves and doesn’t allow you to sleep properly. Make your bedroom a sanctuary. Diffuse Lavender oil, put Frankincense on the bottom of your feet and Cedarwood on your forehead (my magic combination). If you’re wired and tired at bedtime, add some Idaho Balsam Fir over your adrenals (above your kidneys on your back). When you’re tired, stop working and rest (this is huge advice coming from a workaholic). If you’re constantly sick, rest! Be like my cats and rest.
  • For me that means significantly less time on social media and little or no national news. Social media is a window into those people who are losing their ever-loving mind. Unfollow or unfriend them to keep your feed clean. There seems to be far more negativity on Facebook and Twitter, whereas Instagram is full of happy photos! So if you need to choose, go with Instagram. When I am on social media I keep it positive, uplifting, solution driven with healing tools for people and animals, snapshots into my life, and loads of photos of cute animals and essential oils. Follow me on Instagram and let’s join the positivity revolution there!
  • Walk away from toxic people. Many people will not be able to handle the rising in Schumann Resonance. So if anyone brings you down, makes you angry, or gives you a negative feeling, walk away. Some people you don’t need to maintain a relationship with, but others you do (like family, bosses, coworkers). Until you can raise yourself up enough to handle the negative energy, limit your time around them.
  • Lots of pure water. Make sure your water is from a pure source and really check where it comes from. There are too many shenanigans going on right now when it comes to food/product/water/air/everything safety. So do your own research and empower yourself with knowledge!
  • Eat whole foods. Buy organic (which is more affordable than ever), eat fresh and raw foods, stop processed foods and chemical-filled drinks. Look at ingredients because there are toxins in almost everything and it’s legal. Also really think about the energy of where your food came from. I respect everyone’s dietary choices, but I see those who are making poor choices have poor energy and poor health. You are what you eat. So if you are eating meat from a factory farm, the terror and fright that the farm animals encounter energetically embeds into them and you are ingesting it. If the veggies and fruit are coming from countries where laborers are treated poorly, or where chemicals are used, that toxic energy is going into you. Start being very very picky about what goes into your body and know WHERE your food comes from because 90-95% of all cancers are environmental and lifestyle (not genetic).

  • Put your bare feet on the ground to sync with the rising Schumann Resonance. This is called Earthing and I blogged about it previously.
  • Get the toxins out of your body and home because they mess with your thinking and create havoc with your health. Click here to learn more. And here’s a webinar that I did on a non-toxic lifestyle that will change your life!
  • Purify the energy in your home:
    • Essential oils = make sure they are good ones, pure therapeutic grade oils that are safe for people, babies, pets and that can be used aromatically, topically and internally. Here’s what I use that the kitties and I swear by! Put oils in a cold diffuser and run it throughout the day. Aim for high frequency essential oils. Don’t know what the frequencies are? Join my oil group and let me teach you!
    • Crystals = the bigger the better. Get the crystals that you’re drawn to because that’s what you need. Go get the biggest one that you can afford and plop it in the middle of your house. If you can, do the same for your bedroom. Let it clean the energy of the air and up the vibe in your home.
  • Himalayan Salt Lamps = I have 2 of these on all the time. They are known for cleaning the air. Think of a time when you went swimming in the salty ocean, or when you soaked your body/feet in Epsom salt, or when you drank a salt-rimmed Margarita! You felt awesome, right? Salt is healing. If you have a Home Goods in your area, I have found that they often have salt lamps on sale at amazing prices.

  • Do something fun every day! In the final days of February, a friend gave me a daily Fun Challenge. Even though I love every aspect of my multi-careered work, I tend to work ALL THE TIME! Doing something completely non-work related every day for 8 days and solely for frivolous fun changed my energy very quickly. For the first time in 35+ years, I put on my Junior High School roller skates (yes, they still fit) and went rollerskating!!! I saw tangible results and got greater insight into my work and life. One tangible result was that I achieved the rank of Young Living Silver after 18 months of very slow progress (that is a leadership rank within Young Living). And while there were a variety of factors that contributed to this achievement, I know that the Fun Challenge was the only thing I did differently compared to previous months. Be fun, be happy!

Take these steps slowly but start integrating these into your life. I would love to hear other ideas that you are doing to keep well, sane and rise above the current energies. So please post a comment below!

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, essential oil teacher, 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 combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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When learning stops you in your track

Light reading booksI am a learner. If I am not learning everyday, life is boring and then I waste away watching the Hallmark Channel and The Bachelor. I get excited when I learn something new and everyday I find myself proclaiming out loud “I learned something new today”! I strongly believe that if we are not learning we are not growing; if we are not growing we are stagnant; if we are stagnant we are dying.

I’ve heard at many conferences that “learners are earners” and I really believe that’s true. Successful people learn everyday, without exception, even when on vacation or taking a time out. When we are excited to learn, that excitement vibe attracts in others of a similar vibe, especially if it relates to our business, and that’s where the magic happens.

I typically have 5 or more books stacked up to read (sometimes I’m reading a few at the same time); books to help me be better and to help my business be better. I can’t remember the last time I was NOT in some training program. I also learn when I teach others, which is why I have sometime to teach about every week!

But here’s the thing that I’ve noticed … it is easy to be a perpetual student, to intake as much knowledge as you can on a particular topic, but then use the I’m busy learning excuse to not take action. Here’s a helpful hint: you will/should never stop learning!

Learning without action is just filling your brain, spending your money, and what does that really get you? There’s no improvement in that.

When we learn something, we must implement that knowledge. When we implement, we may love what that knowledge does (helps us grow our business, helps us to find a new interest, helps us to be better in work/relationships/health/money), or we may find out that it was not a right fit and we can try another technique or tweak it to work for us. But if we fail to implement, we may keep learning more about the same topic and not realize that it’s not the right fit. Then we’re just energetically stuck and we wonder why our life stays the same.

When we fail to implement what we’ve learned, we stay in the same place we were before. Energetically we send out the message that we want to keep learning … learning … learning … learning, so we keep finding learning opportunities. We learn ourselves into infinity but have nothing to show for it.

So why do we do that? I have dwelled on this and here’s my thoughts:

  • We fail to implement because we are afraid of trying and failing.
  • We fail to implement because the knowledge may be overwhelming and we don’t know how to break it down into steps to implement.
  • We fail to implement because it could take us out of our comfort zone and put us in a new unfamiliar energy.
  • We fail to implement to avoid addressing and resolving a stress or situation in our life.

MotivationSo how do we find that sweet spot between daily learning and getting that learning into practice? Here’s what I do (and it is a work in progress everyday to make sure that I don’t fall into the perpetual learner mode):

    • As you are reading a book or in a training program, start making a list of small easy steps that you can immediately implement. Don’t wait until the end to start; start with a small step the next day, and then the next day, and so on. If you wait until the end, your list looks overwhelming and it is easy to stuff the list in a drawer and forget about it.
    • If you self-identify as a perpetual learner who does not implement, make a mindful decision that you will not move on to the next book/class/webinar/training/program until you implement at least one technique from what you just learned. This gets the ball rolling.
    • Put your tasks in your calendar and treat it like it’s an appointment with your boss.
    • Post written affirmations everywhere so that you see them throughout the day. Good ones could be: “Today I complete one task from (list book/class/program) and I’m excited to do it.”
    • If you really want to tough-love yourself (I do this often), deny yourself a daily activity until you complete your task. For example, no lunch/no Facebook/no TV until you complete one step. It may be tough love, but it works!

Carnelian Pyrite

  • Tools to help you motivate and take those small steps, these work for me:
    • Motivation oil, Citrus oils (like Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Lime)
    • Crystals: Carnelian, Pyrite, Red Jasper, Tiger’s Eye (good root and sacral chakra get-your-keester-moving stones)

If you identify as a learner and not an implementer, you have already taken a huge step forward in your energy. And that’s the energy that we want … forward moving. Remember, take one baby step to implement what you’ve learned, and do it again the next day, and the next and so on. Do not stop and just keep moving forward. But above all, keep learning!

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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