Authenticity and Intuition

These days, I hear the word authenticity being used a lot to identify whether a person, a business, or a situation is genuine, or just putting on a fake presence.  For me, it is about being who I really am at the core in my personal life and my business life. For those who know me (or those who are getting to know me), I’m an interesting bag of sharp and quick legal-mind, unabashedly unafraid public speaker and radio/TV interviewee, confident and wildly creative spiritual goddess, crystal junkie, angel converser, very outspoken animal advocate, lover of all animals big and small, published author who writes constantly (like this), Universal Law groupie, claircognizant who just knows stuff, rabid reader and student of all things spiritual and good, eater of green veggies for breakfast, not afraid to share advice in a truthful and gentle way, and I hope a good friend and family member. (exhale … man, that is an interesting bag of stuff of what folks have said to me over the years!)

Manifested Harmony is one way that I’m putting my authenticity out into the world (I also do this in my animal protection work … never hesitating to speak my mind to get people motivated). Here, I am creating a sacred space for people to join in online or in person to enjoy healing and reshape their thinking in alignment with Universal laws so that they can stop struggling and start living. A space for people to find a different way to help their companion animals who may have physical or behavioral issues. A space filled with butterflies, angels, kittens, puppies, tulips, daisies, fluffy white clouds in a blue sky, Blue Moon ice cream and organic cheese popcorn (ok, that’s a weakness, but still yummy).

In creating this space, I listen to my intuition. I do this before and during each healing session so that I can craft the session to what the person or animal best needs. I do this before and during each coaching session so that I’m not giving a cookie-cutter coaching session (I’ve seen way too much of that) but instead I really listen to the client and talk about what they really need to hear. I do this in the classes that I create and teach.

The more I follow my intuition, the more people like you find their way to this space. And the more I hear things like “Thank you for never failing to inspire me, Allie! I follow your blog and Facebook posts and was guided to take the CCH class from Hibiscus Moon because of you. Your other areas of interest fascinate me as well and I’m sure I’ll be exploring them as I follow my spiritual path.” (Gosh, that was just the nicest thing that someone said to me this week.)

Confession: There have been times where I have not fully listened to my intuition. In growing this sacred space, I hear from all different types of business leaders. Most of the methods do not resonate with me (they are too corporate and Manifested Harmony is definitely not corporate). I have tried a few methods and they have not worked because this is not a business … it’s a sacred space!! What that says to me is that I need to trust my intuition 100% of the time, be authentically me, and I will reach the people who resonate with that. It’s the ultimate in the Law of Attraction … like attracts like.

So today I declare …. NO MORE LISTENING TO CORPORATE GURU’S OR DOING WHAT WORKS FOR OTHER PEOPLE (as I shout at the top of my lungs into the breezy air today). I have a handful of spiritual business friends who have given me great advice and I will continue to listen. But in the end I will trust me and my birth child called Manifested Harmony to grow at her own pace and to welcome the friends who will cherish and benefit from the sacred space created.

If this all resonates with you, check out our upcoming classes, contacting me for healing session, or let’s hop on Skype for some one-on-one coaching. I’m here to help you find your authenticity and intuition!

Authentically yours, Allie

About Allie:

Allie is an author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate turned self-empowerment coach (Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach) and energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor). Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She uniquely 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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Happy Holiday Pets

Let’s see a show of hands … how many of you are already stressed out over the holidays? Many of you have family arriving (or are expecting to travel), have a lengthy to-do list of gifts to purchase, and are worried about money. Many people look forward to, yet dread, the holiday season. Did you know that your companion animals pick up on your worry and stress and can manifest an illness or behavioral problem?

Companion animals are like magnets to their people; they know when we are sick or stressed and try to comfort us. But in their compassion, they also take on our stress so that it is lessened on us. So what’s a person to do to have a happy holiday pet?

1. Don’t change the quality or quantity of time that you spend with your pet. A sudden change, including ignoring your pet, can result in your companion animal getting your attention in a negative way.

Lucy helping with decorations

2. Shake off your negative or stressful energy before you enter your home. I like to do a sweeping technique where I take my right hand and brush 2 inches above my body down the left side (sweeping the energy down) and then switching hands. It takes 5-10 seconds and you will notice a calmer you. Or you can ground yourself by touching nature (yes, be a tree hugger) or simply do a few rounds of deep breathing.

3. Give your pets a safe and quiet space in your home for when family and visitors are around. Some pets thrive around visitors, whereas others feel stressed.

4. Be sensitive to what your pet wants (not what you want). If your pet enjoys visitors, include them in on the festivities and being a part of your family. If your pet is nervous around visitors, do not force them to interact.

My Sammy Elf (rest in peace)

5. If you are going away for a day or more, find care for your pet that benefits your pet. For most pets, this would include a doggy walker or pet sitter that comes to your home. While it may be easier for you to place your pet at a boarding facility, is that really what is best for your pet?

6. Be consistent in your pet’s diet. If you do not feed table scraps, then do not start during the holidays. Your cat may be thrilled if you have Tom the Turkey on your dining room table. But if your cat does not eat human-grade food, then partaking in Tom can upset the tummy.

7. Be cautious of live holiday plants that you bring into your home (or while walking your dog). Here are some lists of plants that are poisonous to pets: from VetMedicine and from the ASPCA Poison Control Center. Also be sure to read the labels on pet toys to make sure they were made with safe materials.

Oscar helping me wrap presents (rest in peace)

8. Talk to your pet! Tell them what is going on, parties that have been planned, visitors that are expected, and any change in schedule. You may think they do not understand, but they really do.

9. Consider calming techniques such as: energy healing (Reiki, crystal healing); engaging in touch with your pet (just hold your hands on your pet’s heart and back for a few minutes); natural calming products such as Feliway, Comfort Zone or Rescue Remedy; and playing soothing music in the room for your pet during parties. Or give me a call to come over and provide energy therapy to your pet(s) or do so remotely, and even check out the new line of Elixirs that are infused with healing crystals and Reiki.

Jacob waiting for Santa Paws

10. And lastly, show gratitude to your companion animal(s) during the holiday season and thank them for being a beautiful part of your life. And for those companions who have passed on (like my Oscar and Sammy this year), thank them for being your guardian angels.

If you or someone you know love animals, get a copy of my book Defending the Defenseless: A Guide to Protecting and Advocating for Pets which makes a purrfect stocking stuffer!

 

Holiday blessings,


Allie & Jacob (now an official member of the Phillips family)
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Saving lives: Healing energy is not just for people!

Rexy

If you have a family pet or have ever worked with animals, you know that animals have feelings and can suffer physical and emotional pain just like us. Animals are also sensitive to the energies in our world. As such, they can suffer from electromagnetic stress (from electricity, computers, TVs, etc.) bombarding their energy field, as well as human emotions that may be overbearing. For pets, they often cannot escape these energies and can develop physical and emotional ailments as a result. And for homeless and shelter pets, they may suffer emotional stress from past physical or emotional trauma. If they find a loving home, the transition may be difficult or traumatic because they are so sensitive to energies (particularly in a new home). Cats, in particular, do not do well with change. Energy healing can help in these situations.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of helping a shelter kitty move to his new home. Rexy (who is now about 6-7 years old), spent 3-1/2 years being fed as an outdoor stray in a trailer part. When his feeder went to jail and then was being evicted from his trailer, some kind ladies brought him to King Street Cats (where I have volunteered since 2004) in January 2010. This could have been Rexy’s first indoor home. At first he was terrified and confused. He would scratch the glass windows as if he wanted to go outside. Eventually he informed several communicators that he was home and he did not want to leave. To him, living at a free-roaming cat orphanage was as best as it would get. And for many of the volunteers, we wondered whether he would ever be adopted because he would actively shun the attention of potential adopters.

Rexy and Jasmine (his new sister) while at King Street Cats

Fast forward 2-1/2 years where Rexy went to his new home yesterday. He has a mom, a dad and two feline siblings, Patches and Jasmine, who also came from King Street Cats (they were friends at the orphanage). His new family could not stop thinking about him and since he was friends with Patches and Jasmine, it seemed like the perfect home for all. Because Rexy had never been outside of our cat orphanage (the veterinarian visited on-site to give his annual vaccinations), we started preparing so that the energy placing him into a carrier and during the move would be calm and gentle.

The start of Rexy’s big adventure

It started with his new mom visiting him at the past few weekends to tell him he was coming home. We then made special arrangements on how to put him a carrier which was miraculously done without trauma or incident. It was like Rexy knew he was going home (even though he had never had a home). He was then handed over to me where I put him in my car, played soothing music (thank you Barry Manilow), placed crystals on his carrier (Smokey Quartz and Black Tourmaline), offered him Reiki, and sat with him for a short wait while his family arrived.

Rexy with his healing crystals

His family then took him home and I followed. My purpose was to offer energy healing to Rexy to help him adjust to being in, quite possibly, his first home. I was also there to help Patches and Jasmine. Rexy was placed in his own room (that had a glass screen door) and all three kitties initially hid. After an hour, I felt that the energy had been offered and accepted by all three cats. It was then time to let the energy do its work and let the cats adjust.

Patches and Jasmine welcoming Rexy

Within an hour, Patches was out exploring and checking out the room where Rexy was placed. Then Jasmine was exploring, too. And within 24 hours, all were at the glass window welcoming their old friend. When ready, Rexy has a beautiful crystal charm for his collar from AuraDog!

The introduction of a new pet to a home is a critical stage to be sure the pet feels secure, happy and loved in the home (and for existing pets, too). Cats are typically not good with change. And in this situation with Rexy encountering many firsts in his life (carpet, an indoor home, loving parents), I know that energy healing helped Rexy and his feline siblings feel good about the change.

Energy healing for pets is so important, and is often not considered, misunderstood or dismissed as unimportant. For those pets in shelters who may be suffering the aftermath of physical or emotional abuse/trauma, it can mean the difference between life (adoption) and death (because the pet is not showing well to be adopted). Like Rexy, energy healing can help with the transition to a new home; like Patches and Jasmine energy healing can help with the arrival of a new family member (pet, baby or spouse). For pets who are encountering physical or emotional/behavioral issues, energy healing (alongside veterinary care) can help the pet resolve the issue and stay at home rather than be surrendered to a shelter or simply tossed outside to fend for itself. For pets who have undergone surgery or a physical injury, energy healing can help speed the healing process (and can be beneficial for veterinary staff to learn).

Want to learn more about energy healing? Check out Manifested Harmony classes on energy therapy. My mission is to spread the message that energy healing is saving lives of pets. With over 10,000 pets per day being euthanized in American animal shelters, energy healing is a simply way to help. If you have a story to share about how energy healing helped an animal, please share!

All my best,

 

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