Are you going backwards?

Do you sometimes feel like your life is moving backwards? That things that you thought were completed and finished have cropped up again? You may be experiencing Mercury Retrograde!

I am not an astrologer but I have spent over two decades fascinated by the science of astrology. I am also highly affected by Mercury retrograde so I have studied this planetary movement extensively and tread lightly during this time.

Mercury retrograde occurs 3 times a year in 3 week spans. It’s when Mercury appears to be going backwards (it really is not). For the final time in 2013, we entered Mercury retrograde on October 21, 2013 and through November 10, 2013. During this time, you may notice that things are a bit topsy tursy. Mercury is the planet of communication, truth seeking, transportation and intelligence. This time is Mercury’s way of going back over territory to see if anything needs to be changed. It’s a time to review and revise anything that is not serving your best interest.

So what happens when Mercury turns retrograde?

  • You miss appointments
  • Your technology goes haywire (computers crash, files are not saved, connections are lost)
  • Things become lost
  • Things that you purchase don’t work
  • Contracts that you sign have problems and need renegotiating
  • New projects/jobs that you start are not what you thought they would be
  • People say things they will later want to take back
  • Relationships may end

So how do you handle Mercury retrograde without going bonkers? Here’s a few practical tips:

  • Backup your computer files
  • When traveling, give yourself extra time for delays
  • Be very aware of your actions so that you don’t lose anything or get lose
  • Reflect on the past to determine what is and is not working for you
  • Your intuition will be heightened
  • Think before you speak
  • Try not to sign any contracts during this time
  • Go back to work on projects that you have not had time for
  • Don’t start anything new
  • Don’t take things so personally (be flexible and understanding)
  • Have considerable down time to reflect and review

Jacob w ribbon 102113So if you sense that things are coming undone or unraveling, take a look to see whether it is something that you really should have. It could be a message from Mercury giving you a do-over.

If you want to adorn yourself with crystals during this time, here are a few recommendations: Blue Lace Agate (to soothe frayed emotions), Black Tourmaline (for grounding your technology), Moonstone (eases anxiety), Pyrite (removes energy chaos), Rose Quartz (keeps your heart/emotions balanced), Selenite (helps you stay centered).

If you like essential oils, I recommend these (especially diffusing them in the air): Young Living Joy, Clarity, Peace & Calming, and Release.

And remember, if you expect Mercury to create upheaval in your life, the Law of Attraction genie will rock your world. So embrace these three weeks and give yourself a little downtime to look at how your life is going, tap into your heightened intuition, and then be ready to make change and start new things once Mercury is back on track.

Me at Loch Ness

 

 

 

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, 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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Meet, Greet & Heal!

Expo Mar 2013

Over the past several years, I’ve really enjoyed connecting with all of you through social media and the internet. It’s amazing to discuss topics of healing and wellness with people just around the corner or on the other side of the world! Love love love that!!!

But I also love love love to connect in person with people (and their companion animals). There’s a lot going on with Manifested Harmony over the next several months. So check out these opportunities for us to connect if you live in the greater Washington D.C. area!

Events

  • August 17 = Join me and other Energy Emissaries for a visit to a Buddhist Temple in Poolesville, MD where we will relax amongst a room full of crystals and visit the outdoor healing gardens (weather permitting). Email me if you want to car pool or meet us there at 10:00am.
  • August 31 = I will be at Pro Feed pet store in Alexandria (Belle View plaza) from 11am – 1pm. I’m there to answer questions about energy therapy for pets and give some advice if your pet is struggling with a physical or behavioral issue. Bring your pet by and I’ll give a complimentary mini-healing session!
  • September 28 & 29 – I will gather with other Energy Emissaries at the Hay House I Can Do It Conference at National Harbor. Please email me to let me know if you will be there and we’ll schedule a meet up for everyone.
  • Sunday, October 6th – I will have a booth at Pathway’s Natural Living Expo. I’ll be offering mini-healing and coaching sessions, will have the BioMat for you to enjoy, will have elixirs and other goodies for you to sample, and will have a lot of information available to help you live your best life! This is a great event with so many fantastic vendors. 
  • October 26 = I will be at Pro Feed pet store in Alexandria (Belle View plaza) from 11am – 1pm. I’m there to answer questions about energy therapy for pets and give some advice if your pet is struggling with a physical or behavioral issue. Bring your pet by and I’ll give a complimentary mini-healing session!

Classes

There’s so many ways for us to connect over the coming months and I would love to see you at one of the meet -n- greets or to join in on one of the classes. And if you’re a healing client or student, you will be invited to join in on my monthly Harmony Circle events where we gather together and have great discussions, group meditations or energy shares!

And if you don’t live in the area, I haven’t forgotten about you! I have a great online class called You are your thoughts: A better life through conscious manifestingThis is a self-guided class that contains 5 modules (webinar, resources and practical steps to take). And there are more online classes coming in 2014!

I hope to connect with you either in-person or online soon!

Renaissance Festival - me

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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Gotta have self care

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renaissance Festival - me

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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Why I love crystals so much

Hello Flower (yes, I name them!)

Whenever I mention that I am a crystal healer, I get one of two reactions: (1) people think I’ve gone woo woo, or (2) people think it’s cool and want to know more. For the people who think I’ve become a wack-a-doo, I simply remind them that I’m a licensed attorney, attorneys require evidence and proof of things, and I’ve experienced the power of what crystals can do. Case closed! LOL

But even if I were not an attorney, I would still have proof of what I have experienced with crystals (for myself and clients), such as:

  1. Achieving a sense of ease in life;
  2. Not being at the whim of outside influences;
  3. Encountering change with grace;
  4. Living life in awe and not in fear;
  5. Having balanced and stable emotions;
  6. Feeling positive;
  7. Better handling of toxic and negative people;
  8. Better sleep;
  9. Physical vitality;
  10. And my cats lay on top of crystals (and animals are drawn to healing).
Ajoite (rare crystal) travels with me!

I believe that so many different energy therapies can help you achieve some or all of these experiences. But when I began the serious study of crystals a few years ago (and loaded my home with them), the shifts were obvious. Yes, I have a ridiculous number of crystals in my home and in my healing practice. Sometime soon, I will create a videotape showing you how much I have.

A body grid to help with fear

For my clients, I include crystals in almost all healing sessions; I have crystals in my healing room and classes; I create crystal grids on clients during sessions and also environmental grids that send out healing.

I have filled my home, work space, and healing space with crystals. I have crystals under my bed (Selenite is great), between me and my computer (Black Tourmaline transmutes the negative EMFs), Rose Quartz everywhere (to help my senior kitty Lucy be kinder to my kitten Rudy). I wear crystals constantly, I travel with them, I have them in my garden to welcome the animals. And if there is a place where I cannot take a crystal, I take my crystal elixirs and spritz the area. I am never without crystals. We are bombarded with so much electrical energy and toxic human energy each day and crystals can help to keep our energy field in balance. And when our energy field is balanced, our body/mind/spirit is healthy.

Storage for my tumbled crystals (aren’t they gorgeous?)

Don’t worry … You do not need to be a crystal hoarder like I am! Just a few crystals will really help. Go to your local new age store or check out online merchants like Healingcrystals.com or Allipacha.com. See what crystals you are drawn to and it will tell you what you need to work on to balance your life. And the size matters! Crystals give off energy, and the larger the crystal the larger the energy field that it will envelop. Get yourself some crystal books (check out my recommendations on Amazon). Take a class (check out my Introduction to Vibrational Healing on June 15th or my Crystal classes coming up later this summer). Once you start to learn about crystals, you will be amazed at how much they have to offer.

My Jacob when he first arrived (broken heart grid)

And remember that crystals do not just benefit humans; pets love them too! If you want to learn more, join one of my crystal classes and prepare to be wowed by the power of crystals! And if you have a crystal story, please share!!

 

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor), award-winnign author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

Join in on the fun!

 

 

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