Those of you that know me know how much I love my work! 2012 has been a wild ride already and we have only just begun! I am seeing a lot of challenges coming up fast and furious for people and wanted everyone to know I have been in that spot and have worked my way through it with lots of help and support! I wanted to talk a little about that piece of moving through the energy when its so challenging.
Now in my ..ahem… challenging moments I am not the easiest person to be around. ( I know, I know hard to imagine!) I have learned a lot of techniques in my last 5 or more years to work with how I present myself when I am rolling in challenge. Just for fun I put together a little list.
Here are some signs that you are JUST about to breakthrough….
1: You get sick- this was a biggie for me- I was sick for four months one time until I decided not to be
2: Everything around you starts to break- I call this upgrading – appliances- computers- cars- pretty much all the things that bring you convenience and comfort- see the symbology to get out of your comfort zone!
3: Friends and family around you start to think you are “Crazy” or keep pushing you to stay the same as you are
4: Friends start dropping away- TOUGH one for all of us- but sometimes you need to just step away for a while as you grow and give them space to grow too.
5: Your body changes- gain or lose weight- again the deeper I dove into my junk the heavier I became-I see it now as I was really working on protecting myself from being vulnerable – this year I am taking steps to really shift that! Sometimes it’s the opposite- you may really get your body in great shape to show how healthy and strong you are- Body changes mean something is changing
6: You get really angry and SWEAR a lot! I love this one myself- I have a potty mouth at times and a breakthrough gives me permission to go there! I have a friend that we swear on the phone to each other like truckers and love every minute of it- then pull ourselves together to be our professional selves when out in public!
We have many others signs of a breakthrough- as well as lots of catch phrases as we are moving through it- The phrases used to drive me crazy but now that I get why they are said and I use them all the time myself. We joke about them often to each other and add a few colorful words just to fluff them up a bit.
2012 is so much about stepping into our own and working through our shadows. But to do this you may need some support. In fact for all those lone rangers out in the world that think they can do this work by themselves I will tell you in my opinion you cant. Support is needed when looking at all this junk we want to let go of. Again that is my opinion and I have tried the do it myself route and its just plain painful. It can be painful even with support but just knowing others have gone through the fire and have made it out makes a big difference in your journey. You can get this support in so many ways! Think outside the box and follow your gut on how to create that support system. I find that outside sources work best for me. I have taken lots of classes, joined groups, tried things way out of my comfort zone and did a lot of things by myself that were quite challenging. I have also met some wonderful teachers, mentors, friends and lifelong allies through this practice.
You may also want to create a plan. I have 9 wonderful women in a class right now that are doing just that. Some of them were admittedly lost and had no idea where to start. The intentional living class is a perfect place as it gives you a place to start and a place to move. I have another starting up shortly so if you just need a place to start I would suggest that class! Its very powerful and creates a map to where you’re going.
Also don’t forget to have some fun! I will be offering some of my Wonderment Series classes and encourage those who just wanna have fun to come join us!
We shift and move and roll around each day trying to find our way. Lets have some fun together and make this a team effort! Learn the rules of the universe and watch how fast you start to live the life you want and create the amazing results you’re wishing for. It can be done! I am living proof! I have come up with several gatherings that can help support you in many ways! If you feel guided please come join us!
Feel your way through life. When I give workshops on intuition I am totally in my zone. I love it. The trick is spirit doesn’t always tell me what we are doing ahead of time! I have had to really work on letting things go before a class and allowing the information to come very organically.
I had a woman taking a intuition class in the Wonderment Series. We had been doing some work with play dough. I typically had asked them to give something they made away to a partner or someone in the room. She wouldn’t give hers away. I didn’t understand what the form was that she made. So I asked if we could spend some time on why she wanted to keep hers. I asked her first what it was?
She replied it was her addiction. She had been in treatment for a long time and worked very hard to clean up from a very harsh addiction to hard drugs. She said when she was asked to make something out of play dough that’s what she was lead to make. I asked if she had been having problems. She said no but some guilt because she had been very sick with bronchitis or something like that and had taken cough medicine and typically she would check ingredients and this time for whatever reason she didn’t. It had some ingredient in it that she shouldn’t have had and she was scared. She said her addiction was like this monster that woke every once in a while. So we had her visualize the addiction as this big cloud of energy- it was dark she said. Spirit said I was to tell her to find the light as no matter how dark the energy is there is always light inside. She found a little point of light and was given the guidance to fill it with as much light as she could all different colors came. In the end it transformed into a sea horse! We all laughed actually because a sea horse was just so strange. I sent her home with homework to look up the spiritual meaning of sea horses- when she went home to look it up she found the meaning that resonated with her perfectly. I believe it was about strength and power and believing in herself. It was such a powerful class for all of us who attended.
One of my favorite stories is a woman I met in the cities. She came to me because she was making the decision to leave her husband. They had been having a very tough time. She was seeing someone else and had been very confused by the whole connection and that she was even in that situation. She felt it was some past life connection and wanted to explore it further.
We went into the session and she was shown a lifetime that both men were connected to her and fighting over her. The details were so similar to her present life. Each moment became more clear as to why things were happening the way they were happening in this present lifetime.
The best part of the session was when her husband showed her in that past lifetime what love really felt like. It was one of the most magical moments of my career. I knew in that moment she would not be leaving him and they would stay married.
She came out of the session very quiet. She finally said…. I don’t think I am leaving him! I said I know… I had the opportunity to chat with him the next night at a garden gathering and he said thank you for bringing my wife back to me. He was one of the sweetest guys I had ever met. He was truly grateful his wife was going to allow him to love her now. To this day they are still happily married.
This is one of my favorite classes to teach. I still remember when I first met a spirit guide for the first time. It was a bit more intense then I ever thought it would be. I was taken through a meditation and through the fog was able to meet him. His name is Gabriel. It was as though I could almost touch him… I was told that we had been married in another life and that he missed the physical connection we had. He had been waiting a long time for me to reconnect to him and understand that he was always with me. I will never forget that next week how I could still physically feel his presence. I call on him all the time and can connect with his energy quite easily once I was taught how.
The other part of that story was a few years prior…A psychic had told me my guides name was Gabriel. I didn’t think much of it cause she also told me I would be doing her type of work someday! Ya right I thought she is a bit nuts. She is a good friend today and I we laugh about that story. Anyway… I went back to my office and as soon as I walked in the phone rang.. I answered.. they asked for Renee my co-worker. Yes she is here can I ask who is calling? A pause…. Its Gabriel. I almost fell off my chair! I said a little to loudly who!! Who is this! He again said its Gabriel.. a client of Renee.
I knew it was a validation and I also knew it was real. It just took me a few more years to understand.
When I teach this class I hear stories like this often. I see the tears of connection and the smiles and relief of knowing they are not alone. I have had people show up with guides that are angels. Loved ones, ducks, frogs, cats and even trees!
A client once came out of the meditation on a stormy night and said oh my god my guide is this huge beautiful weeping willow. I immediately thought of my friend Wes and his gorgeous willow in his yard. The next morning he texted me and said he had lost his weeping willow tree in the storms the night before. I assured him it was ok and I knew who was keeping it safe for him! He totally understood he was complete with the tree and it needed to hold space for someone else. He is just that type of guy! It was amazing for all of us involved.
The name of my blog came to me after a chance meeting that wasn’t really chance at all! I had lunch with an old friend and she had been telling me about this great woman she knew that she felt I should meet at some point. After a few days I was in a store I had not stopped into for a while and she had been showing me some new marketing ideas she had and new logo and all these great new plans for the store. I asked who had helped her and of course it turned out to be the same woman my other friend had told me about!
I have started working out again and that week had a workout scheduled on Thursday. I was on one of the machines chatting with a fun girl next to me. We seam to have the same thoughts about a workout. Not really our favorite thing but we might as well have fun. She asked my name and I said Jodie, she asked what I did and I said I was a psychic. She almost yelled ..”Oh my god are you Jodie Harvala!”
Yaa A little piece of me really likes to hear that type of response I do admit! J
I laughed and said yes who are you? I am Melissa! I have been hearing about you all week from my friends! I laughed and said are you kidding me I have been hearing about you all week from my friends!
A new friendship started in that moment. We are quite obnoxious during our workouts but we have fun. It turns out that Melissa is a lot more psychic then she thinks. She jokes and says things like “Well MY inner psychic says you should ……..” and I listen because I know it’s the reason we were meant to meet.
That day we went to chat after our workout and after hearing about my work she had TONS of great ideas as well as made me promise to start a blog. She was ADAMANT that I needed to write more and that I needed to start TODAY. So she made me promise that I would go home and write a bit today. I did and out of the time spent writing a nice little title came about in my head and said that I it would be a great name for my blog. Dear Spirit…..
Very fitting don’t you think!
Fear- stops us in our tracks at times doesn’t it? More on that in just a minute.
Many of you know I was just in Arizona for a week and on a few adventures. I had a blast in Sedona, hiking, sightseeing, four- wheeling, and all those fun things we do on vacation. I also had some very spiritual experiences.
One of them was spending some one on one time with one of my mentors. The night before we were scheduled to spend time together I was able to stay at her retreat center. I was staying alone and that normally does make me a bit nervous in new places. When I walked in I thought oh this feels so safe and nice. I will be just fine tonight!
We did a class on medium ship that I enjoyed a lot. A thought in the back of my head was I hope all these spirits go home tonight so I can get some sleep! Now some of you know that Sunny lives next door to her healing center and before the last person left I made sure I knew what house she was in. Just for safety sake. ( Ya right)
I went to bed and read for a while and was very tired from my travels. So I figured I would sleep well just from the traveling. A few minutes after the lights were out I started to hear things. I heard a noise like someone throwing sand on the kitchen floor. I heard footsteps. I heard banging noises. All sorts of things. I jumped up and turned on some lights and thought I was just psyching myself out from the class on medium ship. I called in my angels and guides and said a few prayers and told myself I was fine and being silly.
Another half hour or so later the noises were getting louder and I was more scared then I have been in a VERY long time. In one moment the light in the kitchen went out at the same time the sand was being thrown across the floor and the air conditioner made a huge noise and shut off.
I grabbed my pillow and was out the door in about 17 seconds on my way over to Sunny’s. Saying all the way I was not going to wake her up- I was not going to wake her up- I can’t believe I am waking her up at 2AM in the morning! As my hand hit the doorbell I heard the horrid sound of dogs barking and waking up the whole house! (MORTIFIED was a weak word that I could use to describe how I felt in that moment) Her sweet hubby answered the door and asked what was going on- The tears started and I mean BIG tears and ugly cry! I said the house was wild and there was no way I was sleeping in it and I kept hearing shit and the lights went out etc etc- Sunny had come down by then and turned to grab a robe and walk me back over to the house. I was not very happy having to go back in to that space. I think I told her so too! Still ugly crying going on!
We went in the house and she turned on the lights and asked what I was feeling- Total FEAR I said. She asked when I was dowsing houses if I was scared and I said no but that was during the day. I would never dowse a home at night. (Clues to lead us to the point of being woke up at night) We talked for a good ten minutes before it finally came together how scared I was of the dark. The night. The unknown. Being alone with my own fears that seem to come up at night. And being totally alone in a big house that I was not able to see all the rooms triggered this huge reaction. The hotel I had been staying in was ok. At home was ok but I put together the next day that at times when Eli is gone I will have these moments of fear at night but one of the kids would usually wake up or something would distract me. That night I had no distraction and spirit was making a point! Her center has NEVER had any type of negative energy inside the walls. But that night my own fears were so strong they actually created physical manifestations that I could hear- feel and see for myself- proving to me that scary things existed and also that they show up in the quiet times of being alone. How powerful to find that I actually created such a huge experience for myself. It was amazing. It became the learning of light and dark for me. It was a HUGE awareness of what had been holding me back. I have in my plans to grow my business and to do that I will have to work with spirit on an even deeper level and I had some underground fears about that and I didn’t even know it! Since that night I have had a very noticeable shift in the nighttime. At this moment I am in my basement late at night and not afraid of it at all- Normally I would not spend time down here after dark. I think that is so strange I never put that together and what a changes its made since I have put some big pieces together for myself. Amazing!
Many of you have fears, what did that story bring up for you? I would love to hear the reactions!
I feel my point in sharing this is everyone has fears of something. I have not met a person yet that doesn’t have some fear about something. It’s the human experience we are having. The trick is to find what they are about take the responsibility of allowing them to come in and find a way to move through it. This was a personal story that some may question why I would share such a weak moment. The truth is now that it’s done it’s a hysterical story to share! As you will read in my tag line I create dramatic experiences with powerful results and this story says that without question! I learn by experience I just need to be a bit more aware of those experiences be a little more light hearted! We learn and we live. See the rainbow of life and keep the colors flowing is the lesson I learned the dark doesn’t mean I need to fear it I just need to light it up!
WOW! This was a question I was asked this week as I sat down with a woman I knew I needed to chat with for the last 3 years. I have wanted to sit and talk with Echo Bodine for a long time now. I knew she would have some wise words to share with me although I had no idea what the subject matter would be about.
As we chatted I was so excited to ask a million questions but what happened was I kept my mouth shut and let her share some stories that allowed me to learn a million things within a short time. Her stories taught me so much about my own path as well as the path she had taken. The power of stories still stands!
Then she stopped and looked at me and said sooo …”What’s your relationship to your intuition?”
The question for some reason surprised me! I have been telling people all year this year is so much about relationships- but I never thought to include the relationship you have with your intuition. It was such a great question! I have a pretty darn good one but have noticed since my car accident in February that I allow myself to open up to it more and get quite more often and sit with it and listen to it more carefully then I have in the past. I am usually running a million miles an hour and kind of sort of listen. She laughed and reminded me to stay out of my head and in my heart. A sentence I have said a hundred times to clients as well.
She reminded me to follow my heart and follow the guidance I get. Shift when I need to and stand strong when I need to. One of the many great things she taught me in our short time together. I wont go into all the details but I have a sense one of the reasons I sat with her is to hear the story of when she first wrote her books. Lets just say that mantra I keep saying about my book being a best seller is starting to get closer and closer! J
Another woman I have worked a lot with in my growth is Sunny Dawn Johnston. She is an amazing teacher, Psychic/Medium and all around amazing person.
She will be joining us here in Fargo and also in Grand Forks in the next couple weeks!
Due to some schedule changes and overwhelming response to her classes we have made a few changes in the line up of the evenings.
Grand Forks will now be holding TWO events…Thursday May 17th and Friday May 18th! 7:00 Pm at The Twelve Houses in Grand Forks.
This means the Friday night Gallery will not be held here in Fargo. Those of you who signed up I will be contacting you to refund or if you wish move your fee over to the Wed night event here in Fargo.
We will be holding her event on Wednesday May 23rd here in Fargo at the Homewood Suites in North Fargo! Please see details below……
Don’t forget to ponder this week….what is your relationship to your intuition!
This morning I was dowsing for a new friend and we had several giggles as we discovered all the mixed messages she was sending herself in both art work and how she spoke about life. We all have those moments where we know how we would like to be- but our actions don’t always send the same message to the universe.
For her it was some beautiful pictures above her bed in her bedroom. She is single and thinking of bringing in a new partner. Well….. she had one picture that showed two flowers together and gave off a peaceful partnership type energy- and then she had right next to it on the other side of the bed a single flower all alone and actually feeling rather independent and safe.
When I asked her what she wanted we both burst out laughing! BOTH! She wants both- a partner when she feels like it and to be left alone when she feels like it. The next question will be how does it look to be in a relationship with someone that is there when you want them but gives you a ton of freedom to be on your own as well. That goes against a lot of rules that the world sets up for us when we are in a relationship or job or any other type of situation that we try as much as possible to go with the majority because that’s the rules that have been set.
We tend to set rules on how things should look in life, but as an old friend of mine told me the other day…”YOU set the rules to your own life.” I loved that sentence because it made me stop and think- ohh yes- I do set up the rules the expectations and what is working or not working in my life is due to the rules I have set for myself. Through the last few years I have found that when I fight against myself on certain rules I set like having a spic and span house I lose out on the fun I could be having! I am sure I am not the only one that has had that experience more then once.
So this summer, just consider setting that rule book down and taking a breath and having fun for a change instead of setting up so many rules. I give you full permission to HAVE FUN and enjoy this summertime and sunshine! Its all about YOU right? So find things that bring you JOY and watch how much more fun the people are around you. Set the rule that this summer is about fun and joy and going with the flow! Who cares if a rule gets broken? You set it you can break it!
Lets go have some fun shall we!