You Don’t Need to Have Gone Though any Spiritual or Religious Training to Bless People, Places, or Things Around You.

We all have the power to send a blessing to another person, a specific area or to things (like food) before we eat it.  You don’t need to be religious, belong to a certain church or even have any specific religious or spiritual training to send a blessing. You can simple asked that something be “blessed” or you can ask that God/Source, Angels and even Spirit Guides bless…(fill in the blank.)

When you “bless” another person, place or thing, you raise its vibration. And, not that we are looking for anything in return, but when we send a blessing, we also raise our own vibration.

Recently, when illness, violence and fear started to spread during the Covid Pandemic and the riots in the city of Chicago, I would go for a walk each morning and send a blessing. When I got to the park that I consider to be the center of my neighborhood, I would picture a ball of light. I would ask “God, Angels and My Spirit Guides to… “Please bless and protect my neighborhood, my town, my county, my state, my country and the world from illness, violence, hate, and fear.” As I did this, I would picture the white light going out in a spiral, and I would visualize it first covering my town, my county, then the state, the United States, and then the entire globe. I did also say the town’s name, along with the county and state’s name, but there is no wrong way to send a blessing. When I was done asking for the blessing, I would say “thank you” or “and so it is.”

When it came to the above-mentioned blessing, I did ask assistance from God, Angels, and my Spirit Guides most of the time, but there were times that I also asked Mother Mary to assist, and I called upon Jesus Christ, as well. Again, there is no wrong way to send a blessing, just like there isn’t a wrong way to pray. My mentors have always taught me that as long as the intention is there, all is fine.

be blessedHere are some other examples on how to send a blessing:

  • As you say goodbye to someone, you can wish them to “Have a blessed day!” or “Bless your heart!”
  • Before you eat, you can say out loud or in your head, “Bless this food!
  • Maybe you see someone out in public, or at work who is going through something or struggling with something. In your head, you can say, “Bless that person.”
  • You can also ask that animals and geographic locations be blessed.
  • You can send a blessing to buildings, such as to schools. An example would be “Please bless and protect (i.e. School) and all of the students and staff who are there.”
  • You can also send a blessing to your children, family members and your friends.

The list can go on and on….

If this resonates with you, or you feel the pull to do so, try sending a blessing to someone or something today. When you are done, see if anything feels lighter or different to you.

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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.

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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/

Do you have a Mid-Day Routine??

Empaths are sponges and we pick up the energy from others everywhere. We pick up energy at work, at the store, at a stoplight, from each person we interact with, to what we watch on T.V. or listen to on the radio. The energy you pick up accumulates in your body throughout the day. Because of this, it is important to give yourself permission to pause, reset, and re-tune in the middle of the day. Your mid-day break doesn’t have to be a long one, or consist of anything that is too complex. Your break can be a short walk outside, a quick meditation, or even time with an animal or pet.

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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.
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I am not the Authority on Millennial Slang or Acronyms, but how do You Respond when Your Child asks, “What does “AF” mean?” (And have you ever really stopped to think about what AF really means?)

(This post contains adult content and isn’t suitable for younger readers.)

 

I am not the authority on millennial slang or acronyms. Nor was I ever really an expert in grammar and the AP Style Guide and I never got along well either.

Seeing that I was born before 1981, I myself am not a millennial. This post isn’t intended to put down millennials. But if it stirs something up in you, I suppose it is getting you to think. (Which is the reason for this post.)

Millennials are not bad people. And every generation has been irritated by the generations that have come after it. I do question, that in a society where we are already getting lazy and lazier (see my post: “When did Business Casual Become Backyard Casual?”) I don’t relate to how as a society we are getting so lazy that we can’t even use full words or sentences anymore, but let’s save that discussion for another day.

My issue with millennial slang, and let’s note that it isn’t just millennials using it, but society as a whole has started to adopt it, is that I don’t feel that it is appropriate for ALL ages. Let’s take for example “AF.” It is an acronym that can be found on apparel, coffee mugs, and even on my Yahoo home page in my news feed, just to name a few places.

cover eyesAs a parent, I try not to peruse the internet with my young ones looking over my shoulder. I still try to protect my young children from what they are watching on television and in movies, what song lyrics they are listening to that are appropriate at their age, as well as what words are acceptable in our home. Our home isn’t rated for mature audiences quite yet. In places like stores, I do my best to re-direct them from merchandise that will lead us to an uncomfortable conversation, but when people are on the street, in a grocery store or at community events wearing apparel with the “AF” on it, I can’t always control what my children are seeing.

The other day while grocery shopping, my youngest saw a lady wearing a shirt that had AF on it and she asked me, “Mom, what does AF mean?” I scrambled for a moment and the best thing I could come up with was “Always Funny! That person’s shirt means she is funny all of the time!” (Lucky me. She bought it… for now.)

Her question did get me thinking. What does AF really mean? When referring to the acronym ‘AF”, the “A” stands for “As” and the “F”, well you know, “F*ck.”

The F-word (which is described as “vulgar slang” when you google the dictionary meaning) can mean: to have, or the act of: sexual intercourse. It can also mean to ruin or damage, and when used alone or as a noun or verb in various phrases to express annoyance, contempt, or impatience. (Source: Oxford Dictionary)

Let me break it down for you a bit further. Again, from the Oxford Dictionary.

The word Annoyance means: The feeling or state of being annoyed; irritation. A thing that annoys someone; a nuisance.

Contempt is defined as: The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration. Disregard for something that should be considered. The offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers.

And Impatience is: The tendency to be impatient; irritability or restlessness.

So, this got me thinking, if you have AF on a sign, a shirt, a headline, are you telling the world that you are: Sexual intercourse? A nuisance? Disobedient? Impatient??

If you wear a shirt around the holidays that says you are “Jolly AF” are you possibly telling me you are as “cheerful as sexual intercourse?” Or maybe you are “happy to damage?” (Sounds weird, I know. But refer back to the definitions above.)

When you sport that new Halloween tee that you purchased through a crafting website that says “Spooky AF” are you telling those who see you in it that you are potentially “ghostly beneath consideration?” Or that you are “sinister yet expressing annoyance?”

What about the parent who is wearing something that says “Mom AF” (or Dad AF)?  Are you possibly “one’s mother (or father) who has disregard for something that should be considered?” (Ah, what the what?)

Here’s one. What about “Feminist AF?”  Is this an oxymoron? So in one breath we are for equality of the sexes, (feminist) yet we will use the f-word with it. Does that blur lines back to us viewing woman as sexual objects? (Look up the word “Male Gaze” when you have time.)

Is your man “Savage AF” meaning he is “uninhabitable and in a state of being annoyed?”

Maybe you are “Engaged AF”… you know, you formally agreed to marry someone yet there is irritability and restlessness? Maybe not the best way to kick of an engagement.

I could go on, and on, but you get the idea. I am not an authority on the English language, and the English Language IS a growing collection of words. Is it me, or did nobody stop and think this slang through?? When you pick it a part, it doesn’t sound too intelligent. Also, do people not think before they put on a shirt or post a sign or advertisement that young eyes and ears are everywhere? And before you assume that my standards are too high or I am too “whatever” (fill in the blank), I myself own some shirts that have sayings on them that are not kid appropriate. I choose to not wear them around my children or in places where I will run into children. I save them for when I am in an adult setting. I also feel that though they may seem inappropriate for some ages, they AT LEAST make sense in what they say, unlike some of the AF slang I just described.

If you are a parent, (an aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc.), how do handle unavoidable slang and acronyms that aren’t suitable for young children? You can reply in the comments section below or join the discussion on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/JoinTheDiscussionCoffeeConversationTransformation/

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