Valentine’s Day, Spiritual Connection and Numerology

I love taking in all of the gorgeous (sometimes over-priced) flowers in the stores this time of year when the temperatures are frigid and snow is piled up on the ground. Single or not, Valentine’s Day is a great day to try to focus on your own happiness and what makes your heart sing.

Not sure what to do on Valentine’s Day? Use the day as a springboard for developing a new relationship, to buy some books you’ve never read before, to write a letter to a special person or to the universe, to visit an animal shelter or nursing home, or to perform a random act of kindness.

When it comes to numerology, February 14th has special meaning as it offers multiple layers of numeric energies as February is the second month in the Gregorian calendar. Number 2 represents relationships, love, communication and surrender. The 14th day is a number that contains innovative structure applied to communication, usually in a broader perspective that touches many lives, such as through writing, art, media and much more…The month and day total the Number 7, suggesting a spiritual approach to communication, relationships, and discovering cooperative solutions. This shows that the energetic influences of Valentine’s Day has its roots in a deep spiritual connection, and suggests that truly loving relationships come from Spirit, or from Spirit working through others. You express your divine nature through your relationships.

“A person should look for love within, not just outside. As long as you don’t find love within, you can’t find love out there, never, never.” — Baba Muktananda

###

In Order to Shift your Awareness, You must become a “Truth Seeker”

In Order to Shift your Awareness/Consciousness, You must become a “Truth Seeker”

If ever there was a time on this planet to seek the truth, now might be as good of a time as any.

Unfortunately, most people aren’t “Truth Seekers.” It is impossible to shift your awareness (or your “consciousness”) while being opposed to reality. Most people don’t seek the truth or even want to know the truth because they prefer to look for things that make them feel comfort, pleasure and/or approval. Many people only want truth if it makes them feel good, and when it starts to get uncomfortable or feel bad – they look the other way.

detectiveAs a “Truth Seeker” you must be willing to follow the evidence wherever it leads, and you need to be willing to not go along with what the majority of other people believe, or think they have heard. It is important to note that the “truth” isn’t necessarily found in social media memes, posts, or re-shared stories; your news sources, or from one of your drinking buddies. The evidence trail usually needs to be followed deeper to get to the truth. When seeking the truth, you need to be willing to put aside your beliefs, religion, previous teachings, things you were taught as a child, your programming and your own biases, so you can be open without resistance or hesitation to what you may discover, even if it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable and contradicts everything you believe. Nothing should be off limits or safe from criticism and you SHOULD question everything! As you shift your awareness, you will start to see clearly without the filter of your conditioned mind. When you seek the truth, you shift your consciousness to a higher level of well-being.

 

###

Love Will Raise Your Consciousness

Did you know that 💟 LOVE 💟 is the most connective of all emotions and thus love RAISES CONSCIOUSNESS? By raising your consciousness, you become more aware of everything: YOURSELF, other PEOPLE, your surroundings, and the WORLD around you!

Accepting What is, and Manifesting Love, Hope, and Compassion!

Accepting “what is” is a “recognition” of what is going on around us and not necessarily an “agreement” to what is happening. With that said, what are your thoughts manifesting?? (I hope that it isn’t fear.) Remember if something is “real” in your brain, it will be “real” in the physical. In this potent time, what do you wish to attract? Negativity, resistance, anger, disappointment, chaos or fear? Or love, hope, abundance, inspiration and compassion?

Emotions carry their own vibration. When you come from a place of fear or doubt, you decrease your vibration. Emotions like love, peace, or joy carry a vibration between 500–600hz, while fear vibrates at 100hz?

94021886_862141730974215_6444068016366813184_oIt is vital that you align your thoughts to manifest positive outcomes. (This doesn’t mean you are walking around “happy” with what is going on in the world around you, but rather how you are reacting to it.) When you come from a place of love, peace, or joy, you are not just raising your own vibration, but doing your part to raise the vibration of your home, your neighborhood, your town, your state and even that of the planet as a whole. Something so useful right now.

You can raise your vibration through meditation, grounding (or earthling); listening to music or singing; utilizing a creative outlet, focusing on gratitude, spending time in nature, as well as accepting what is.

It is also helpful to remember to stay hydrated, mindful of what you eat, and take breaks from both the news and social media as needed, if not all together.

Accept what is and do your best to try to raise your vibration. It is something small we can do, but its impact ripples far wider than you think.

###

Would you like to elevate your vibration and remove confusion or disorder between you and another?

Would you like to elevate your vibration and remove confusion or disorder between you and another? I have a quick, little exercise that you can do anywhere: I want you to send *love* to someone who bothers you. At first, this may not be easy, but you will feel freer every time you do it. When you send love to someone who you feel has wronged you, you are practicing unconditional love and compassion. In return, you will feel better and more empowered. When practicing unconditional love and compassion, you raise your own vibration.  When we raise our own vibration, we elevate the vibration of the planet as well. I don’t know of any better time to do this? Can you?

Man Standing Raise your Vibration2

I first wrote about this exercise back in January of 2019. You can re-visit it here: https://healriseupandascendwithamber.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/strengthen-your-emotional-power-with-this-quick-little-exercise/

Forty Ways to Keep Busy

spending timeQuarantine for many is terrifying. Maybe you are finding yourself with more time on your hands than what you are used to?   Maybe you feel that you have less time? Time is a gift and we get to choose how we use it. Here is a list of 40 things that you can do to honor the time that you have been given.

  1. Get plenty of rest. (Rest keeps your body and mind healthy and strong.)
  2. Bake something. If you make a double batch, share with someone. Baking can also help with stress as some find it to be calming and soothing.
  3. Be present. To be present means to have your focus, your attention, your thoughts you’re your feelings all on the task is at hand. You are present when you let go of the past and you don’t focus on the future.
  4. Check-in with family, friends, and neighbors to see how they are doing. You can see if anybody needs anything.
  5. Clean your home, vehicle, and garage. A messy, dirty, or cluttered space can make a person feel anxious and less focused.
  6. De-clutter cabinets, drawers and closets. Clutter is nothing but unprocessed memories. Clear the clutter and give what you no longer need away. If you aren’t able to donate items, put them aside in a box and when you hear of someone needing something, go to that box and give  what is in need away.
  7. Detox your social media feeds and contacts. You are what you read and come in contact with every day. Social media is a magnet for negativity and fear and it has the ability to ignite panic and false information at an exponential rate. Protect your own energy and mental state by unfriending, un-following, hiding posts and/or muting people who spread negativity and fear into your world.
  8. Educate yourself on how to preserve food.
  9. Email or call local non-profit organizations in your area and ask how you can be of assistance.
  10. Establish a community garden where you live.
  11. Exercise your intuition and learn to trust it. We all have intuition. Gut feelings are intuition.
  12. Fill your home or space with positive energy. Play music, open the windows to let fresh air in, pull back the curtains to let natural light flow in, invite nature in with houseplants, hang things that make you happy, or add some color around you.
  13. Find a personal mantra or daily prayer that you can say when you get up in the morning or throughout your day. A personal mantra is an affirmation to motivate and inspire you to be your best self. It is typically a positive phrase or statement that you use to affirm the way you want to live your life.
  14. Find things or do things that make you laugh.
  15. Get familiar old fashioned remedies that you already have in your cabinets with things like apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, baking soda, cinnamon and turmeric (to name a few).
  16. Get moving! Exercise, walk, move your body or dance.
  17. If you are religious, use this time to strengthen your relationship with your God/Creator. If you are spiritual, use this time to strengthen your spirituality.
  18. If/when you start planting your garden, plant a little extra for neighbors and strangers.
  19. Incorporate gratitude into your day. Go for a walk and in your head think about what you are grateful for, or before you go to bed at night, recite a list and give thanks for what you are grateful for.
  20. Incorporate uplifting sound into your day through music, chanting or church hymns.
  21. If you have children, have them journal as well.
  22. Learn deep breathing techniques. Deep breathing can decrease stress, stimulate the lymphatic system and increase both immunity and energy.
  23. Learn to meditate. Meditation clears the mind, calms the body and helps with decision making.
  24. Look around your home for ways you can scale back on your water and electrical use.
  25. Observe how much food you waste and make changes accordingly.
  26. Offer support to first responders, hospital workers, and public health officials in your area.
  27. Organize old family photos. (If you have children, teach them about relatives in old photos.)
  28. Read the books you have never started. Re-read books that you already have read.
  29. Reconnect your body to the earth. This is also known as grounding (or earthing). Grounding neutralizes free radicals. One way to ground is to walk barefoot outside.
  30. Research and get familiar with the term “Mutual Aid.” Imagine living it.
  31. Search your home for items that you can fix or repurpose instead of throwing away.
  32. Share whatever you have with another.
  33. Smile at others.
  34. Spend time outside in nature.
  35. Start something you have always wanted to start like a hobby, an organization or a skill set.
  36. Take the time to write a letter or send a card to somebody who matters to you. Teach your children how to write a letter or note and mail it off.
  37. Teach yourself to play an instrument.
  38. Throw your weight behind anyone willing to take on difficulty for the well-being of the collective.
  39. Unsubscribe from email and mail solicitations that you no longer need or want.
  40. Use this time to release grudges and forgive those who you think have wronged you.

How are you spending your time? Drop me a line or comment below to let me know.

###

 

Strengthen your Emotional Power with this quick, little Exercise!

We all have people in our lives who get under our skin or irritate our spirit from time to time. Maybe for you it is a co-worker, a relative, an Ex, or a busy-body neighbor who is always in your business.
Would you like to elevate your vibration and remove confusion or disorder between you and another? I have a quick, little exercise that you can do anywhere: I want you to send *love* to three people who are bothering you. At first, this may not be easy, but you will feel freer every time you do it. When you practice sending love to your enemies, you are practicing compassion.
Send Love - REVISED2When you do this exercise,  you are strengthening your emotional power.
Easy?
No.
Freeing?
Yes!
It doesn’t mean that you suddenly become friends with your enemy, but when you harbor anger or hate, you may notice things like repeated problems in your life, illness, debt, insomnia and even injury, just to name a few. Why hang on to that? Let that go!
Also, when you practice compassion, you raise your vibration. When you raise your vibration, you also raise the vibration that is in your home, your family, your neighborhood, your town, your state, your country and even the vibration of the planet. Yup! That’s right!
Give this little exercise a try and feel free to drop me a line and tell me how it worked for you.
###

Is Showing Gratitude a Lost Art?

Gratitude is Happiness. It puts you in the flow of life. Gratitude is also not just an expression of good manners; it’s a doorway to higher consciousness.

When I was a child, one of the things that my mother taught me, that I have carried into adulthood, is to write a handwritten thank you note when you receive a gift. When I was a child, she would have me write them to relatives for birthday and Christmas gifts that I would receive. As I got older, I sent thank you notes to anyone who acknowledged my graduation, or sent me a wedding or baby gift. I personally continue to send a note of thanks if someone leaves a gift at my door, brings me a meal, or donates to a fundraising effort of mine. By no means do I consider myself a “Miss Manners” or anything, but I just think that expressing gratitude is important.

Gratitude in Writing - REVISEDYour gratitude in writing automatically increases the power of your recognition to someone. Gratitude is  also associated with higher states of being like “love,” “truth” and “oneness.”  As a parent, I have carried this gratitude exercise into my children’s lives. Teaching them that anytime they get a gift, or when someone donates to whatever cause they are trying to raise money for, or if anyone goes above and beyond and does something extra for them, that they should send a note of appreciation. Of course at first, they used to complain a bit, but now it is second nature to them.

Nobody should actually gives a gift or a donation looking for a “Thank you” out of someone, but recently the topic of gratitude and thank you notes, or more the lack of receiving a thank you of any sort,  has come up in conversation within many different circles of people that know.

When Did Writing a Thank You Note Become a Lost Art? Merriam-Webster defines a “lost art” as: Something usually requiring some skill that not many people do any more. I never really thought of showing my appreciation for something by writing a note to be a “skill” but rather a way to show my gratitude.

When people don’t hear from the receiver, they often wonder if the gift or check ever made it to them. I know that I have sent graduation gifts to people and never heard “Boo” afterwards. The lack of response has left me wondering if I had the correct address or if the gift got lost in the mail, or did the parents even know that I sent a gift.

I have a friend who attended a wedding and never got a thank you for the sizable check that she and her husband gave, but the bride was quick to invite her back to a baby shower within months of the wedding.

I know of many mothers who get irked when they send a holiday or teacher appreciation gift to school to their child’s teacher only to hear crickets afterwards.

I have an acquaintance who donated to a Go-Fund-Me campaign and would run into the recipient regularly afterwards. She said that things felt awkward as she never got so much as a verbal thank you.

I know of a gal who exhibited her home-based business products at a local fundraiser and donated a gift to be raffled off, only to not hear so much as a verbal thank you from the guest of honor or that person’s family who was in attendance at the event. Again it isn’t about the “thank you” but about the gratitude.

Is showing gratitude a lost art? I feel that gratitude is more than just good manners. What about you?

 

Am I just being old fashioned here? What are your thoughts? How do you teach your children or grandchildren to show gratitude? You can reply in the comments section below or join the discussion on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HealRiseUpandAscend