I wanted to share today a few of the things that I found to be helpful to me on my journey to self-love and happiness. There was a point in my journey when it seemed like I was always getting referred to something. A book I needed to read, a podcast to listen to, a person to follow on Facebook. It started to feel overwhelming and heavy, and after awhile, I didn't want anyone referring me to anything. I needed some space to find what was right for me, to trust what was in my heart, and to clear all of the clutter in my head. Therefore, I am not listing any of these with the intention that I feel you HAVE to check them out. There is honestly nothing you HAVE to have on your journey. What each of us needs and resonates with is so different, and further still, we will be drawn to different things at different points in our lives. What is right for you today might not be what feels right tomorrow. Or even an hour from now! Your journey is an organic one, and following your own intuition will bring you the most ease and joy.
I present the following because they helped me, and I trust that if something is right for you, you'll know it. I also want to share these resources because I know a journey is full of so many different steps and pieces that come together. I hope that my meditations provide you with a piece that assists in uplifting, inspiring and healing your soul, but I also know they can only be a piece. It's important that we realize all people can only provide us pieces so that we never give our power to one person, but instead engage in a constant feeling of community and that we're all in this together, as equals. So, without further ado, my favorite resources:
1.) The Nature of Personal Reality
The Nature of Personal Reality, by Jane Roberts & Seth: This book came to me when a friend said she found it and she knew, after reading the reviews, it was going to change her life. I read the blurb and I was extremely skeptical. It sounded really weird and I was confused about how it came about. When I read that Jane Roberts channeled the entity Seth and then her husband transcribed her words I was put off. The idea of channeling as a means of sharing divine wisdom has become more popular these days thanks to Esther Hicks & Abraham, but when this book came to me I didn't accept the idea at all. But my friend felt this book was so important she bought me a copy and sent it to me.
Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. This book was my first introduction to both metaphysical concepts and the reality that my thoughts and my intentions are constantly creating my life. It was the catalyst that changed and opened me up to almost everything else in my life over the following years. It's beautiful and powerful and not in any way patronizing or sugary sweet in its message. There are about 8 or 9 other books in the Seth series, and at this point I've now read almost all of them. They go way deeper into the concepts of life and death, parallel universes, past and future lives and so on. But this one is the perfect one to start with. If you also feel skeptical, it might help to see the people who offered their endorsement. I bet there's a few names in there you recognize. Here are some examples:
"Seth was one of my first metaphysical teachers. He remains a constant source of knoweldge and inspiration in my life." - Marianne Williamson
2.) Healing With the Masters
Healing With the Masters: There are a lot of telesummits, podcasts and radio shows these days dedicated to healing and finding mastery. This one, for me, is still a go to resource. It was the first one I ever found, and it was such a blessing when I needed it most. I used to listen to all of the speakers, but I no longer feel the need to soak up every drop of information being presented to me now. However, when I do feel called, I find tuning in is like returning to an old friend and receiving a warm hug. Jennifer McLean, the host, has been doing this for 8 years, and has put on 16 seasons of this program. What I love is her balance of professionalism and love towards her guests. She's always got an amazing roster of speakers, and it was through her that I was first introduced to the late Wayne Dyer. It's free to listen in, and if you like what you hear you can purchase the show or various packages. I've purchased several, and to say they were profoundly and positively life changing would be an understatement...
3.) You Wealth Revolution
You Wealth Revolution: This is the only other telesummit I continue to tune into from time to time along with Healing With the Masters. I found it because I wanted to hear someone speak I'd heard on Healing with the Masters. It was because of my desire to listen to various people repeatedly that I tuned into a lot of different shows for awhile, but this one rose to the top of my "keep" list for various reasons. It has a long list of speakers each season, and the amount of choices of topics and people being presented is a huge plus. I also love that Darius has a completely organic and free flow with his shows, which means they sometimes go well beyond the allotted time, but there's always so much great content in them! The shows broadcast twice a day when the season is going, the first airing being the live one. This shows covers everything from multi-dimensional healing to connecting to your guides and angels. I'm pretty sure if there's something you want to explore or learn about, he'll have a speaker on it. Once you sign up you get the calendar of speakers.
4.) The Daily Motivator
The Daily Motivator: This was one of the first things I ever found when I began asking myself if there was a better way to live my life. When I was fed up with living in fear and pessimism, I looked for something that would provide me with daily inspiration. These daily messages never failed to uplift and inspire me. What I love about them is they aren't a good sounding but completely vague one liner. They aren't a Facebook meme that sounds awesome but that you forget as soon as you read it. They are deep, thought out reflections on life and how to move from a place of sorrow, anger or fear and into a place of joy and gratitude. Like the Seth books, it offered me real answers and asked me to show up for life. These daily motivators provide inspiration while asking you to take real, accountable steps each day in shifting your beliefs and attitudes about life. Many websites have come and gone from my awareness since I began seeking, but this one has remained in my life like a steady pillar.
5.) Energy Healing Cards
This app on my phone is the best oracle/guidance card app I've tried. I love the shuffle feature, which actually spreads all the cards out before you, mixes them up, and then chooses one at random. Each card always delivers a message that is so helpful when I am looking for some insight on inspiration. I love that the cards also don't deliver vague messages, but rather, point to specific areas where you can focus your desires for healing. For example, there are cards for your body, patience, gratitude, each chakra, your bed, focus, flexibility and openness to receive. I like to start my day choosing a card to show me where I'm focusing, or where I might benefit from more focus. If I feel lost during the day, I also sometimes turn to these. If you are familiar with the healing energy of Reiki, you will also see extra meaning in the hands that hold each word on the card. These were created by Alice Langholt, who teaches Reiki (amongst other things). She also runs a free monthly reiki circle, and if you have no idea what reiki is, that's okay! It's open to anyone who wants to receive healing or share their own healing energy (which we all have naturally). You can order the physical deck of cards from her website, but I prefer the app because I can use it almost anytime and anywhere. To get the app go here (or search for "energy healing cards" in the app store of your device).