Gratitude … it’s more than you think

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If you’ve studied the Law of Attraction, you have learned that living with gratitude is one of the primary tenants for manifesting the life that you want. But gratitude is more than you may think it is.

On my Facebook page, I asked how people define gratitude and received some lovely responses:

Sarah said that “gratitude is an attitude, a specific frequency or vibration. I feel it’s very similar to the vibration of love. Both come from the heart and both shield you in an envelope of light and peace for you cannot be hurt or upset of sad when you are grateful. It goes beyond words.”

Ruthee shared that gratitude means “being appreciative of all the little things that might go by unnoticed. The scent of a particular rose, how the shade looks under a certain tree, a koi pond and fountain in someone’s back yard, an adorable kitten or puppy. Or my favourite, while in a pet food shoppe that has kittens for adoption, a man went and bought a few bags of toy mice and gave one to each kitten in its cage. That brought tears to my eyes.”

For Karen “It’s a word that encompasses the total person. The heart is soft and open. There is so much to be grateful for. The mind quiets and the soul shines.”

And from Theresa, “Gratitude to me means being grateful and appreciative for all the things that the universe has gifted me with and being able to recognize it.”

As you can see, gratitude has  many dimensions. Gratitude  is more than manifesting the things that you want. Having gratitude that you snatched a good deal on stuff on Black Friday is not the true meaning of gratitude. That is more about “thinking” gratitude. Gratitude is a decision that you make on how you want to live your life (regardless of what may manifest). It’s a decision that you want to live your life with joy, appreciative of little things, being present, being of service, recognizing all that is good, and refusing to focus on what is negative.

GratitudeGratitude is truly a way of life. It’s not a conscious act; it’s engrained into your soul and cells as who you are. Because if you ARE gratitude, you will attract in more to be grateful for. When you ARE gratitude, you actually begin to live your life.

So as we approach Thanksgiving, you may embrace or grimace at the traditions of being thankful for what you have. As you give thanks, make an unshakable decision that you will BE gratitude, you will LIVE gratitude, and you will EMANATE gratitude. Then watch how miracles begin to unfold in your life (and email me about them!!!).

In gratitude to you and wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Thankful for the 15 years I had Oscar in my life

 

 

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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30 Days of Gratitude

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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How resilient are you?

Sturdy root and earth chakrasThis Friday will be the 10th anniversary that I left Michigan and moved to Virginia for employment. It’s a bittersweet day that fills me with conflicting emotions. Let me share a little of why October 18, 2003 was a bittersweet day.

The long story is contained in my first book (How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure) if you want the juicy details. The short story is this:

I was a very successful and highly respected prosecuting attorney in my home state of Michigan with a promising future. It was my dream job, although it was filled with incredible stress, a few death threats, and constantly viewing the worst of humanity. In early 2003, I exposed some misconduct at the local animal shelter about how they were selling animals to research. Rather than investigate what I had uncovered, my boss turned on me, tried to get criminal charges on me, and publicly accused me in the media of the worst thing that I can be accused of … being unethical and dishonest. He openly threatened me, I was terrified to be in my own home, and I became a recluse for months out of fear. When my boss ordered me to “take back” what I had uncovered in order to keep my job, I held true to my principles and what I knew and walked away. He then proceeded to block me from any prosecution job in the state. Eight months later, I was relieved when I was offered a position as a national trainer with a nonprofit organization that trains prosecutors. I would be able to stay in my chosen legal field, avoid the face-to-face dealings with criminals and death threats, and teach others (which I love to do). But I had to move to Virginia and leave my life behind.

It was traumatic leaving my beautiful house, my family, my friends, my chosen profession, and everything that was home behind. Life was a blur and I’m still not sure how I went through it. In the grand scale of traumatic events, it may not seem traumatic, but at the time it was my living nightmare.

For 3 years, I could barely embrace my new life. I simply was not resilient. My energy was stuck in my old life and was refusing to move forward. I just worked, went home, and wanted to hide. At the time, I had never heard of the Law of Attraction or energy healing. Gosh, I could have used both of those then because I know that I would have bounced back a lot faster.

So why am I sharing this? I certainly do not want to revive the energy of what I experienced 10 years ago. But I think it is worth having a discussion about resiliency.

We all know people who have endured horrific traumas and appear to bounce back quickly and embrace life. We also know people who crumble into despair with objectively minimal bumps in life. Some people have the fight instinct, others the flight instinct. I had the frozen instinct. On the outside, I was composed, professional, did not stoop to the level of my boss, ended up mobilizing a community to stop the selling of animals to research at the animal shelter (which then became a state-wide movement that still continues today), and appeared to be handling the situation with grace. On the inside, I was broken and stuck. I was unable to move with the ebb and flows of the change because the change was so unexpected and excessive. But I instinctively knew that I needed to “fake it ‘til you make it” and keeping a positive attitude outwardly would help me feel better. Gee, that’s what we’re taught to do to manifest what we want with the Law of Attraction.

Resiliency is the key to how we handle trauma and even the day-to-day changes we’re experiencing now. Having a balanced and grounded Earth and Root Chakra helps. So if you haven’t been resilient in the past, how can you become more resilient? Here are a few suggestions that worked for me:

  • Never stop looking for the good that can come out of a bad situation;
  • Let yourself go through the grieving process, do not bottle up your feelings;
  • Confide in people you can trust who will also make sure you do not dwell on the trauma;
  • Remember that the Universe/Source/God has a plan for you and even when bad things happen, there is something for us to learn;
  • Call upon your Angels for guidance and help (they are always there, you just need to ask);
  • Read Law of Attraction books (or take one of my upcoming online classes) to learn how to pull yourself out of the trauma; and
  • Gift yourself energy healing sessions (as many as it takes) to pull the trauma energy out of your energy field.

When I look back, I wish things would have been different, but know that I was being shifted onto a bigger path to make more of a difference. I don’t miss the death threats, the stress of constant trials, or the toll the stress was taking on me.

Had I stayed where I was, it would have been comfortable. But I doubt that I would have created Manifested Harmony, would know about energy healing or the Law of Attraction, would have written 2 books, or would have become nationally recognized for my work to help crime victims (human and animal) on a national level.  I miss my family and friends, but have made new friends and have created a lovely home for myself.

So this 10th anniversary is bittersweet for me but as time goes on it becomes sweeter and I learn more about resiliency. I can honestly say that once I discovered the path of energy healing and Law of Attraction work, that is when my energy shifted and my old energy moved on. If you are struggling with being stuck in old energy, I hope this post helps you. I’m here to help!

 

Me at Loch Ness

 

Now fully enjoying where life takes 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, 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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Vision board challenge

VisionboardIf you have done any work with the Law of Attraction to clarify your desires and work to manifest them, you have invariably created a vision board.

A vision board is something visible that you create to give you a visual of what you want to manifest. It’s a way to have a frequent reminder to focus on what you really want because the Law of Attraction brings to you what you put your focus on the most.

Vision boards are as different as the person creating them. So this week I am giving you a fun little challenge: turn up your creative juices and come up with an innovative vision board!

Here are a few ideas of the format for a vision board:

  • Vision board on a computer screen
  • Vision board pasted onto paper or card board
  • Vision board on a beautiful decorative backdrop
  • Vision board on your refrigerator
  • Vision board on the side of a file cabinet
  • Vision board on your bathroom mirror

Here are some ideas of what to put on your vision board:

  • Positive affirmations that you create
  • Positive affirmations contained on beautiful cards
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Photos
  • Your intention list

ScanThe purpose of the Vision Board Challenge is two part: (1) this is a good exercise to help you get really clear and visual on what you want to manifest and (2) I am looking for some creative and inspiring vision boards to include in my Law of Attraction classes.

If you would be willing to email me a photo of your vision board, I would be honored to add it to my classes (with or without your name, you choose). So be sure to email me your photo no later than Sunday at 5pm eastern.

So decide what you want on your vision board and then come up with an innovative, bizarre, outrageous or unique way to showcase what you most desire. I am so excited to see what you create!!

Happy Visioning!

Me at Loch Ness

 

Hanging out in Scotland (one item checked off of my Vision board!)

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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Getting on your true path

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy your journey … and make it a great one!

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About Allie:

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

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What’s your Vibe?

Thoughts become things

When “The Secret” movie and book came out in 2005, it brought the Law of Attraction to mainstream society. But did you know that the Law of Attraction, like other Universal Laws, has been around since the beginning of time. Whether you believe it or not, whether you consciously and deliberately work the Law of Attraction or are unaware of its workings, it is present in your life every moment. How do you know it’s working … just look around your life and what you see is what you have attracted. Ouch …. That can be a bitter pill to swallow!!!!

The Law of Attraction tells us that like attracts like. The Law of Attraction is documented in numerous religious and historical documents, including from pioneers and leaders who understood that your energy vibration (your vibe) emits from you out into the world, matches up to vibrationally similar people/situations/events/things, and draws those back to you. So if you have a grateful, positive, upbeat outlook on life, you will vibrationally match to similar things and draw more of those good things to you. On the other hand, if you look at life negatively, through suspicious lenses and have toxic thoughts about yourself and others, then you will match up to other negative/suspicious/toxic things and can draw those in. So whether you are positive or toxic, you will surround yourself with a lifestyle that validates what you think, feel and believe. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I know people who live a blessed life because they deliberately work the Law of Attraction in their lives everyday (whether they know they are doing it or not); I also know people who do not believe in it and think it’s a bunch of hooey. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and they have their own path in life. I’m obviously a believer (after all, I’m a Certified Law of Attraction Counselor) and have seen how I have drawn blessed things into my life, as well as things that I really didn’t want. Just like the Law of Gravity works in our lives even though we may not understand it, I know that the Law of Attraction equally works whether we understand it or not.

So, if you have read or watched “The Secret”, or studied the Law of Attraction, have given the process a try, but have not received what you wanted to manifest, don’t give up! There is a specific process for mastering the Law of Attraction and that, once learned, will become a natural part of your life and you will manifest your desires (some quickly and some over time). So if you want to learn more about this process, I have two ways to help you:

1)            Sign up on my website (the box in the right hand column) to gain instant access to my Members-Only page for Energy Emissaries! This page is chock full of articles on the Law of Attraction, posters, and even an hour-long video on how to achieve financial stability with the Law of Attraction. I will never ever ever give your name or email address to anyone, so registering is safe with me!

2)            Sign up to take a 5-part online class called You are Your Thoughts: A better life through conscious manifesting. For $69, you can pace yourself through five 90-minute online webinars and download loads class resources and fun practical projects. I walk you step-by-step on how to identify what you really want and then how to manifest it. It’s a fun class so I encourage you to give it a try!

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If there’s any part of your life that is not at optimal level for you, understanding the Law of Attraction can really help you to manifest the life that will make you outrageously happy!

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About Allie:

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

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Have a gratitude shift!

Crystal gratitude 1What does gratitude mean to you? Do you ever ponder what you are grateful for, or do your days pass by without giving it a thought? For most people, life is so hectic, filled with to-do lists, taking care of others, and getting from one place to another, that they do not take a moment to revel in gratitude.

Gratitude is one key step to consciously working the Law of Attraction into your life. When you can list what you are grateful for, even just 5 things, you shift your vibration and your energy to a positive level. That shift can bring about positive changes and help you draw things into your life that you desire.

Consciously working gratitude throughout your day is essential to living a harmonic life. When you are stressed, struggling to meet a deadline, encountering difficult people, working a job that you dislike, sitting in traffic, or bombarded by the chaos in life, that is precisely when you should shift your gratitude.

For even just one minute, sit wherever you are in silence (turn off the radio, TV, computer and any distractions), close your eyes if you can (unless you are driving!), and mentally reflect on what you are grateful for. Even if you feel like your life is falling apart, there are always things that you can be grateful for.

Be grateful for knowing that you need to shift your gratitude; be grateful for the breaths you are taking for that means that you are still alive and able to take control of your life; be grateful for anyone in your life that is supportive and loving (especially pets); be grateful for the sunshine, a fresh breeze, birds that sing to you in the morning, and that frisky squirrel that is determined to get into your backyard bird feeder.

If you take the time to reflect, you will surprise yourself at how much you have to be grateful for, regardless of what realities may plague your life. Whenever you feel on the brink of a stressed-induced breakdown, shift your gratitude and notice how you can immediately shift your energy to a positive path. Because once you can step onto a positive path, your are one step closer to manifesting what your heart desires.

So today, take at least one gratitude time out. And do the same tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day …

Happy Grati-Tuesday!

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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It’s Hump Year!

Can you believe that yesterday was the half way point of 2013? It just seems like a few weeks ago we were talking about setting our 2013 intentions. So this got me thinking … how are you doing with your 2013 intentions? We all set them, whether we write down them formally or just place them in a folder in our brain.

I like to use the word intention rather than resolution because society has labeled resolutions in a negative manner. Intention, on the other hand, is a personal goal and wish that you send out to the Universe which carries more positive energy. And with the Law of Attraction working in your life every day, an intention is what you launch to get what you truly want. You have to tell the Universe what you want, clearly, in order for it to manifest.

So getting back to your 2013 intentions … did you create any? If you did, how are you doing on achieving those? Mid-year (or hump year as I like to call it … giggle) is a great time to assess what you’ve achieved and identify what you still have time to accomplish.

To help you, I created a fun little chart that you can download for free on my website. How do you get it? If you have already signed up on my website to be an Energy Emissary, you already have your login for free access to the Members-Only page full of free goodies.

If you have not signed up, it’s easy peasy. Just go to the home page and look to the top of the right column. You will see the sign up form there. You will then be directed to the Members-Only page that is full of posters, articles and an hour-long video on the Law of Attraction. Remember to bookmark that page and/or write down your login and password. And I will never ever share your email with anyone!

Then take 30 minutes, or as much time as you need, to jot down the intentions that you set in January and then do a 360 degree full circle assessment of where you are in manifesting each intention. If you have not achieved most of your intentions, I hope that you will pat yourself on the back for what you have manifested and know I can totally manifest these intentions!!! But you may also see that you have slowly and subtly manifested more than you think you have, which should empower you to keep on the path!

Drop me a note and let me know how you’re doing with your 2013 intentions! If you’ve struggled with having success through the Law of Attraction, I have a 5-series self-paced online course (with videos and downloadable resources) available to help you out. Check out You are your thoughts: A better life through conscious manifesting!

Happy Manifesting!

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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Do you have passion and meaning in your life?

Which camp do you fall into: (1) You love love love the work that you do, never get exhausted and could do it all day long and often think I cannot believe that I get paid to do this!!! Or (2) You drag yourself out of bed each morning, use up scarce energy to avoid people and situations that drain you, are bored with mind-numbing tasks, all while watching the clock until you can crash in exhaustion and wake up to do it all again the next day?

I really hope that no one is in option #2, yet I know that many people are. So my question is …. Why are you spending most of your waking hours doing things that do not fire up your passion and do not contribute meaning to your life or to the world?

The answers I often hear are legitimate, but not insurmountable: I need the money in my current job, I’m not educated enough to change jobs, my family needs me, there are no other jobs out there, or I have no idea what gives me passion. If you are #2, what you are doing is continually draining your energetic bank account to where you will have energy debt that you feel you cannot crawl out of. I don’t know of anyone who would intentionally chose that for themselves. Do you?

Recently I was reading Defy Gravity by Caroline Myss. This book helps you to identify what gives your life meaning and to look at how much time you spend each day on it (yes, each day, not each week or month)? This helps you to know if you are spending too much time each day in work/activities that do not give meaning and what you need to do right now in order to feel useful and fulfilled. It’s an opportunity to look at your life priorities and determine how much time you give away every day. For most people, we have a list of what is important yet we spend little if any time each day on them.

Going through this process is eye opening and shines a light on where you are frankly wasting your precious time. We hear people say all of the time (heck, you may even say it) that life is precious. We all know that sudden tragedies can strike that can change your life forever (or end it). So why would you intentionally spend your precious days doing something that does not give you joy or worse … something that you absolutely hate??? And saying that you do it for the paycheck is not a good answer because paychecks can be found everywhere if you get clear and decide that you deserve better.

Everyone has a passion; if you don’t know what it is, it is likely covered up in the junk of life. Make yourself get quiet and meditate to figure it out. Or look to what you naturally do in your spare time to get an idea. The things that make you happy are your clue! Some of you may think that you don’t have sufficient education or skill to do what you are really passionate about. Look at it this way … break down into very specific tasks what you love to do. For example:

• If you love to interact with a wide variety of people that you don’t know, you would be great working in a restaurant or shopping store.
• If you love to work with animals, work at an animal shelter, veterinary clinic, or dog walking service.
• If you love to work by yourself and love computers, the opportunities for online work are endless.

The busyness of everyday life prevents too many people from taking the time to figure out if they are actually doing what brings them passion and meaning. The next thing they know, they are attending their 20th high school reunion and reflect on their life to realize that they are in a place that they don’t like or did not intend. It’s never too late to spend your time doing what you love.

Take the time to figure it out. You’re the only one who can live your life. You were born into this world at this time to do something unique. That uniqueness can truly be putting a smile on people’s faces every morning as you make delicious coffee at your local café. Your passion and meaning does not need to involve ending world hunger … it could be helping people smile. You deserve to spend your life doing things that make you happy and give meaning. Don’t cheat yourself out of living your life passion!

And going back to the question up top, I am thrilled that I am in option #1. Energy laws, energy healing, crystals, animals and helping others are my passion. I cannot believe that I get to work in these areas everyday!!! How cool is that???? But it wasn’t always that way. I did the work to get here. And even now there are some areas where I spend too much time with people and situations that do not ignite my passion or give me meaning, and I’m taking steps to lessen that. Remember, we’re all a work in progress so take just one step today towards living a life with passion and meaning. One step sweet pea! Easy-peasy!!!

If you’re in a situations where you have a significant energy debt and cannot find your passion and meaning, check out my coaching options and let me help you. I love love love to help people find their passion.

All my best,

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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Change it up baby … live in awe!

When most people hear the word change, they cringe. Change to be uncomfortable, unpredictable, and unwanted in most circumstances. Most often because change has happened unexpectedly (like losing a job, divorce, a scary health diagnosis, death of a loved one). But change is necessary in order for us to survive. If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re dying.

Change does not have to be scary; it is a natural part of life. Everything on this planet (heck, in the Universe and beyond) changes every day. Your cells are changing all of the time. I cannot think of one thing that is not in a constant state of change. So why is it that humans cling to consistency like a life vest? It’s because we’re afraid of the unknown. It’s because we let fear convince us that what’s on the other side is a bad thing. But remember what fear stands for: False Expectations Appearing Real.

Let me ask you this …. Why does the unknown have to be bad? I believe it is because most people have an internal program to expect the worst but prepare for the best. Ironic, eh? How many of us have grown up with that belief being repeated endlessly? That sends a conflicting message and the Universal Mind looks back at you and says “huh?” The Law of Attraction cannot bring you the best when you prepare for the worst. We expect and prepare for worst-case scenarios because this is how we were raised. And when we watch current events, that belief is reinforced. It’s time to jump off of that old-belief train TODAY!

Change and the unknown can be very very good. It can be exciting to know that something better is around the corner. It’s all in your perception though. You can see amazing opportunities at the corner, or the boogey monster. So how can you get yourself to a place where you look to the future without fear? It’s called awe.

When you live life in awe, you look forward to change, see the good in change, and then you respond to change with grace. You approach life with open arms rather than curled up in a ball in the corner of the room. You wake up each morning and look forward to something new and different happening. Living in awe is like riding a rollercoaster with your hands in the air yelling WOO HOO! Living in fear of change is like trying to crawl backwards through the rollercoaster that is going to keep moving forward whether you like it or not. So which would you rather have? Woo hoo or exhaustion?

Sadly, I see people every day choosing exhaustion. They choose to live the same unfulfilled/unhappy/uninspired life because making a decision to improve their existence is scary. They simply do not have the strength to help themselves. In the past month, I have spoken with many people who are desperate to improve their lives, better their health, live life with positivity and passion, and have a say in how their life unfolds. Yet most admitted that they were afraid to take a step in that direction. I could sense their exhaustion. This is what I told them: If you don’t invest in yourself, who will? Only you can live your life. No one can live it for you. And you definitely cannot put the burden on other people to make you happy, keep you comfortable and provide safety. That can only come from within.

Deciding that you want more out of life does not have to be scary. It’s frankly exhilarating once you start on the journey! So if you know that something in your life needs to change, make the decision and let me be your support system. You will be happy that you did!

My coaching system that holistically uses energy laws and healing will support you and help you ride the rollercoaster of change with awe. When you’re ready to live in awe, contact me and let’s see if we’re a good fit to work together.

All my best,

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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