Introducing April • CLEARING
As we move into spring, we transcend into a time of cleansing and clearing winter's stagnant energy, and the heaviness of GROWTH we journeyed through last month. Clearing can take place in nearly any aspect of life: physical cleansing of the body, energy clearing, toxic clearing, closet clearing, clearing out negative influences or people....really the list can go as deep as you may need. We decided to focus on the elements: water, salt, fire, minerals, and smoke, for they are the strongest clearing agents available to us, the oldest, and the most naturally abundant.
WATER • Water has obvious clearing duties, such as using to wash or clean, but there is also evidence that water is capable of carrying emotional energies within it. We are made up of mostly water. Clearing out stale, repressed emotions can aid in clearing out the energies the water within us has absorbed.
SALT • Salt is a versatile clearing agent - for both physical, energetic and special clearing. Reiki healing uses salt to cleanse auras. Mineral salt baths are used to detoxify the body. Salt crystals can be placed around your home to clear out bad energy.
FIRE • To cleanse your aura. A Buddhist practice of cleansing with fire is to light an organic substance, such as straw or wood, and face the fire with your hands spread open for 3 minutes and then turn to face your spine to the fire for 3 minutes.
MINERALS • Crystals can channel, redirect and cleanse energies of an individual or a place. They can be very instrumental during periods of clearing.
SMOKE • Smoke is a potent clearing element and has been used for ages to cleanse spirits, energies, and spaces.
These elements are wildly helpful as we move into our theme of clearing in April. After all the growth last month, you may be in need of emotional clearing, which can take time to work through. The deepest emotional clearing that needs to take place for us to fully cleanse requires healing and moving through the blocks built up throughout the years that are weighin us down and keeping us stuck.
This is a perfect time to commit to UNBLOCKED INNER CHILD.
secret society book review
For those of you who read the March Secret Society book of the month, it was your perfect resource for this month of clearing ahead. Letting Go by Dr. David R. Hawkins offers many valuable lessons and techniques to move you through emotional clearing. He discusses the damaging effects of repressed emotions, how they can bury themselves into our shadow and hinder our potential to become our truest most authentic selves. This book is a great companion to UNBLOCKED Inner Child for Letting Go allows you to move the energy out while identifying what you are even feeling in the first place, why, and how it can transcend.
Here are Lacy and Lila's favorite quotes from Dr. David R. Hawkins' Letting Go
This book, years ago, taught me to stop repressing, suppressing, or avoiding, and to fully feel while letting it go! The perfect prescription in tandem with UNBLOCKING.
LETTING GO • "Letting go is like the sudden cessation of an inner pressure or the dropping of a weight. It is accompanied by a sudden feeling of relief and lightness, with an increased happiness and freedom. It is an actual mechanism of the mind, and everyone has experienced it on occasion."
RESENTMENT • "It will be discovered that all of our anger and resentment are due to our perception, that is, to the way in which we are viewing a given situation. When the inner feelings are relinquished, the way in which we see the situation changes, and we are often surprised by the abruptness with which feelings of forgiveness suddenly arise and the relationship becomes transformed, even though on the external level we did or said nothing to express this inner change."
HEALTH • "After letting go of the endless variety of bodily fears, concerns and belief systems, physical illnesses begin to resolve automatically. There is an increase in the feelings of aliveness and personal freedom. I the state of total surrender, the body is barely perceived at all. It is only peripherally in awareness, and there is no preoccupation with it. It functions effortlessly, smoothly, and with very little attention." - this is said to be very true for the most enlightened gurus and monks.
"Beliefs that are unconscious can manifest as illness, even though there is no memory of the underlying beliefs."
"A strong feeling may recur, which means there is more of it to be recognized and surrendered."
Feelings are not the real self (authentic whole magnetic state). Whereas feelings are programs that come and go, the real inner self (authentic whole magnetic state) always stays the same; therefore, it is necessary to stop identifying transient feelings as yourself (programming)."
This book awoke me to the truth that emotions are not reality. We may feel fearful of doing something, or anxious about a new opportunity, but those are simply a manifestation of our thoughts or beliefs. Our emotions can dictate how we perceive our reality, but we are fully capable of controlling and changing our emotions. Thus, we are fully capable of controlling and changing our emotions. Mind blown!
FEELINGS & STRESS • "The more fear we have on the inside, the more our perception of the world is changed to a fearful, guarded expectancy. To the angry person, this world is a chaos of frustration and vexation. To the guilty person, it is a world of temptation and sin, which they see everywhere. What we are holding inside colors our world."
FEAR • "As we become more familiar with letting go, it will be noticed that all negative feelings are associated with our basic fear related to survival and that all feelings are merely survival programs that the mind believes are necessary."
SHADOW • "The shadow is the repressed thoughts, feelings and concepts about ourselves that we do not want to face. One benefit of a crisis is that it often brings us into familiarity with our shadow. it makes us more human and more whole to realize what we share with all of humanity."
SCALE OF EMOTIONS • "Behind all of the 'I cants' are merely 'I wonts.' The 'I wonts' mean 'I am afraid to' or 'I am ashamed to' or 'I have too much pride to try, for fear I might fail.'"
OPINIONS • "When we look at our opinions, we will see that is is primarily our emotions that are giving them any value in the first place. Instead of feeling pride about our thoughts, what is wrong with jut loving them? Why not just love a certain concept because of its beauty, because of its inspirational quality, or because of its serviceability? If we view our thoughts this way, we no longer need the pride of being 'right.'"