So, about 6ish years ago, I had the intuitive hit to go vegan. And gluten free. At first I thought it was just to go vegetarian, but then it came through no, take out dairy and eggs too, and soy. So I gave it some thought, and made no changes. Went to the grocery store one day, and it came through again loud and clear, but I looked at my cart and I was like seriously Angels?! Like everything is meat and dairy and a few veggies in here! This just can't be right!
Went along my merry way. Eating all the meat and dairy. And eggs.
Fast forward 6ish years. After weight gain, suffering from constant body aches and pains, feeling like I was pulling myself out of a coma from sleep each day, doing all the things still, but with pain and exhaustion. Went to the doc for high blood pressure and worries about heart disease (motivated by being a single mama and wondering if something happens to me, who would take care of my kiddo). All the feels right there.
So I got the guts up to see a doc, and turned out, the blood pressure was super high, but no other signs of heart disease (thankfully!) but I had diabetes that had been out of control and undiagnosed for oh, about 6ish years. And what was my intuitive hit that came through when I tuned in? To cut meat, dairy, eggs, and gluten out of my diet. To add in more fruits and veggies. To cut out sweets. To make veggie broth (like I've done for years now) but to drink a quart of it each day. To drink lemon water first thing. I finally had confirmation as to why alcohol and caffeine made me feel so sick (so I did cut those out years ago because who wants to feel like their heart is going to explode or they are gonna vomit? Not me!)
The difference is, this time I followed this guidance. I made the choice this is how I'm going to address this. And not only will I manage this health issue, but I will heal in the process and eliminate the issue.
I made a plan, and within a week, I had the groceries and recipes ready to go to make the transition as easy as possible.
I had to commit to making this change. I had to commit to being open to finding New favorite dishes and foods after a lifetime of loving hamburgers and ice cream best. I had to let go of foods that had historically brought me a sense of comfort. I had to be open to newness on all fronts--where to order in, what to buy at the grocery store, what to have on hand so when hungry struck I wouldn't be stuck with old choices that brought me results I already knew I didn’t want more of!
Anyway, in four months time, all my blood work came back normal. Blood pressure normal. Weight down significantly. Pains mostly gone. Headaches almost never when they had been daily. Easier to wake up. Better energy throughout the day.
We are holographic beings, so what we do in one life area reflects to all others. Not only has my health significantly improved, but in that same sixish years, I've been doing Soul-Level Healing work. And since I made these changes to my lifestyle, I also started having more new clients come in. I started getting even more detailed downloads on how to serve each of them. I made new friends. I stood in my power and center more easily. I chose ME when needed and noticed when I was doing too much for others.
Following the guidance that came through about changes to my lifestyle and diet took courage. It was not a way of life I grew up with. It wasn't comfortable. I didn't know all the recipes and tips and tricks I have picked up in the last 4 months. (I seriously have feelings for a food processor I didn't even know I needed before). Things were new. And I had to get comfortable not knowing. I had to get comfortable that I was making the changes and trusting that the changes in my health would follow. (Because believe me at times, it felt like what if it wasn’t doing enough?!) I had to hold fast to my commitment to myself to get through times of resistance.
And of course, the last sixish years had a lot of hardship, and who knows how much of it could have been avoided if I would have followed the simple guidance about my diet years ago.
Our intuition not only takes us where we want to go, but it also protects us. It takes us on the most direct route. And each choice can affect so much more than we are aware of.
Set the intention, make the commitment, continue through resistance and notice it as it comes in.
What are you committing to today?
So much love to you,
'Today is all there is. Now. This moment.
This moment comprises of more than what you are Doing. What are your thoughts, feelings, memories coming up at this very moment?
What if you surrendered entirely to this precise moment in time and just noticed. Noticed all the nuance of this moment.
You are being called into the present. Still yourself. Still your thoughts. Just BE. Notice. Observe.
Ground into the Earth. Feel beautiful roots coming from you and anchoring deep into the Earth.
Feel supported. Know that this support is here for you at all times.
You are more than a human "doing". You are a Being. A luminous Being who has chosen to be here in a body at this time. This is an amazing time to witness and participate in life on Earth.
As you ground, what do you notice? Are there things you might like to change about your environment or activities? Who do you think of?
There is no right or wrong, simply notice. Witness yourself in this precious moment.
Imagine the roots that are grounding you with Earth are also roots planted for seeds that will sprout come spring. What are you planting? What do you wish for?
Who are you when you sprout and blossom?
Recognize that you are already the roots and the flower. The seed and the tree. Who you have been and who you are becoming are one.
How has the past shaped you? What can you release?
Remember to come to this sacred place of stillness. Ground in. Be with yourself. Be with Earth.
Feel supported. You are supported. You are loved. Who you are is needed now.'
09.01.2021 Akashic Records Channeled Message
'You're ready. You're already doing it.
Each and every time you choose to follow what you KNOW is the next right step, you are doing it!
This IS the path of your Soul. This is the path to your freedom.
Freedom from the ties of the collective. Freedom from the expectation of individuals and societal constructs. Free from anything that is not YOUR SOUL.
It takes great courage to step fully into who you are. There will not be a perfect road map. There will not be a perfect example to follow, as it will be your very own. It won't match anyone else's.
There will be a tribe to be sure. Your Soul is calling in its family. Be open and ready to receive the people meant to find you and each other in this life. The connection will be DEEP.
You will nourish each other. All unique, yet all living in fuller divine expression.
Many will benefit from your efforts.
You are more than a child of God. You ARE God. God is within you and all that you do. All that you wish to create. It's already here for you.
Simply by Being, you are drawing it toward you.
Don't concern yourself with a misstep. Perfection is not required for this journey to be meaningful.
Beauty is born through you. Even the missteps birth beauty.
You are beautiful.'
Hello beautiful. Today I'd like to talk about something really cool we can gain insight about in a Soul Realignment® Reading.
So, as Divine Beings, we receive Source energy directly through us. Lovely, luscious, pure creative potential energy.
Did you know that it moves through each of us in unique ways, helping us manifest our wants and needs? What works for one person may not be the thing for you!! And vice versa!
And the shocking thing is that MOST of us are trying our darndest to do things in a way that isn't in alignment with our actual manifesting principle.
What works for your boss might not work for you. What works for the amazing coach that you learned so much from, might not be the method for you. What you heard from others in society, in friend circles, from advertisements from everything around you -- might seriously not be YOUR way!
It can feel so affirming to find out what yours is, especially if you've spent most of your life feeling like you had to fight against it.
Organic. Systemic. Linear. Or a mix of two of those.
If you are an organic manifestor, you need large amounts of open time, to just let things come to you and create as you go. Much like cooking without a recipe and adjusting as you go.
You may have been told to be more organized or focused in your life. Or perhaps YOU feel like
you need to learn to focus, follow directions, fit in a more regimented schedule.
A linear manifestor is the other end of the spectrum. A linear person enjoys getting organized and moving step by step. Preparation and focused attention. One thing at a time.
Often, we're told to be more spontaneous. To learn to multitask at all costs.
If you are a systemic manifestor, you are the multi-tasker extraordinaire of souls! You can be doing six things at once, balancing all perfectly, because spirit is literally moving through you to do this!
And you may have been told to focus on one thing at a time, to slow down, go step by step, etc.
Learning how you manifest can be so freeing. It allows you to figure out your own way. It allows you to do YOU and actually start to see results in your life! You can relax into it because you're so supported in doing things your way.
Want to learn about yours? Schedule a Soul Realignment® session today! https://ellenlorraine.as.me/SoulRealignment
Effort ≠ Struggle and Suffering
As we seek to align our lives with our Soul-level selves, we may at first find that we've done a TON of work on the mental and spiritual side, but our physical/environmental circumstances don't match up.
Grrr. So frustrating, right?
So often, we get to work on more mental and spiritual work, classes, mantras, learning etc, which then actually can widen this gap even further.
Why? And oh my goodness, what can we do about this?!!
In the 3D world of our human bodies and physical existence, the energy is dense. And physical action is required to manifest on this level.
So many of us, have been raised with the idea that to get anything we want, we must sacrifice. We must struggle, work hard. It has to hurt to be worth the gain.
These ideas have been in the collective consciousness for a long long time. And proliferated through culture, society, religion, education and families.
Physical action is just making an effort through action. Yes, you may need to do something new to you. You may need to devote some time in your schedule toward an activity that you know will propel you toward what you really want to create in your life.
But that effort need not hurt. It requires something of you, but not struggle or pain or fighting against a current. It might require devoting time each day to write some articles, or work on your resume, or reach out to people.
Or perhaps you took a course or courses, and you need to integrate what you learned. So perhaps the first action might be to go through step by step and do the things you learned in the course. And then see what opens for you as the next step as you accomplish that.
Today, think of something you'd like to change about your life. Set an intention of what you'd like it to be. Notice what actions, what changes you could make that come to mind.
It's OK to start small. Each step will lead to the next. It's okay to make another change if something isn't working the way you thought it would.
Open yourself to newness. To feeling like a beginner.
Often that is where the effort comes from--paving a new path means doing things that are new to you. Needing to make the effort where none was required to do the same old way that got you the same results that you don’t want anymore.
Channeled Reading for Wednesday 8/11/2021
'Keep going dear one. The answers will come as you take each step. More will be revealed as you keep the momentum.
It may have seemed like a long cold winter. You may feel as if you've been drifting and walking and moving along with a never-ending landscape.
Each action is paving the path. It's paving the way for others. It's the path creation in progress.
Imagine all that you do, seemingly significant or not, is actually one foot matting down the ground to create a path. The path. And each step is enjoyable. The process is enjoyable. You can feel the ground beneath your feet. Smell the fragrant air. Feel the breeze against your skin.
Notice the sun rising and setting.
A sense of presence. Of pure timelessness. You are here. Now.
What if in this moment was the seed of ALL potential? What if you could envision this moment as a seed, a pod, filled with light, filled with magic.. AND you trusted that it would break forth and begin to sprout at exactly the right moment?
What if each action, each non-action you take, is actually creating the perfect space and conditions for this magic to take root?
How would it feel to completely trust? What if the process is the path? What if the process is the outcome?
The things you most desire are already here for you. It is good to desire. It is the birth of creativity. Of creation.
Your natural desires contain the sparks of your Soul. It leads you to what is most fulfilling.
Do not feel that it must look a certain way, or be contained in a certain aspect. What may be the path to fulfillment in relationships may start with how you water a plant. Or tend to your dishes. Or notice a butterfly.
All is encoded. In each moment, in each thing, in each action. The potential for ALL is ever-present.
More is meant for you. However, more is often birthed through seemingly small actions.
Expansion begins even in the least memorable moments.'
This is in continuation from 8 Ways to Shift your Circumstances Parts One and Two, which you can find Here and Here.
In Part One, we talked about the first 3 things you can do to shift your circumstances, which are to feel your feelings, move your body and forgiveness practice. In Part Two we talked about slowing down and having fun.
Let's bring it on home with six, seven and eight!
6. SPEND TIME IN NATURE
I'm sure this is not a new suggestion. But it bears repeating. Nature heals us. We witness nature, and it witnesses and holds us. You don't have to go far to get a dose - find the nearest tree or grass patch and you're golden. Hug the tree. Or place your palms on its trunk. Look up at the leaves or branches, depending on the season, and admire it. Sense the wisdom coming through from it to you. Imagine the joy the tree feels in sharing this with you. Imagine the roots from the tree deep in the Earth, bringing up beautiful gifts from Mother Earth for YOU, for all of us. Feel nourished and supported. Feel the majesty of this tree that has surrendered to it all.
Take off your shoes and put your bare feet on the ground. Again, feel the gifts coming up to nourish you. Now, if you live in a place like Missouri, like me, I prefer to do this in the fall, winter and spring before the chiggers come out and decide to munch on my feet and ankles like they solely exist for their divine eating pleasure... So you know, it's okay to adjust this to your comfort level 😊
You can go to a lake or river or ocean. I like to bless the water as I watch it. Imagine it bringing life and vibrance to all it touches. Feel it's BE-ing-ness. It just is. It just flows, it just tides, it just IS.
Look at a flower, and notice its colors.
If you can get away from noises from traffic and enjoy the sounds of birds, wind in the leaves, the creek nearby...do it. Allow your soul to be soothed. Feel supported. Feel the abundance of it all. Notice that no plant or tree feels badly for needing the conditions it needs to thrive. You are part of nature.
7. EAT NOURISHING FOODS
Foods that nourish your body, nourish your Soul. What feels nourishing to you? As you prepare your food, make it a gratitude practice. Not just for the bounty that allows you to have it to eat, but for the Earth, for the conditions that made it so that this piece of nourishment could make it to you this day. That it rejoices in feeding you just as you rejoice in eating. It becomes a part of your beautiful, miraculous body.
8. NOTICE AND THANK THE SEEMINGLY TINY AMOUNTS OF THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE MORE OF
As you practice this one, it can become a really enjoyable exercise.
All of us are working to enjoy expansion in some area(s) of our lives, right? And it can feel frustrating to really want to improve an area of your life, and feel like it's just not happening, or not fast enough or isn't meant for you, or any of the myriad of ways that can feel.
What we focus on expands. A nice exercise to shift our focus, is to write down gratitude for the ways it's already showing up for us.
For example, notice every time money shows up for you. Did you find a penny in the parking lot? Thank you! Do you have $2 in your checking account, thank you! Did you pay a bill? Thank you! Did someone offer you something of value? Thank you?
If you're wanting to improve your health, an example might be. I ate, and I felt good, thank you! I walked for 5 minutes around my home, thank you! I am breathing well, thank you! Or whatever you notice! Or even just how your body shows up for you. The things you are able to do in your body. If you're struggling with a health issue or issues, it can feel like nothing is going right. But if you find the small things that are going right, and thank them, and do it regularly, it can shift things.
This can be done for relationships, for career, for purpose. Feel SO free to think outside the box!
You can notice general things. Perhaps someone was pleasant to you at the store. Maybe you felt like a good friend by doing or saying something helpful for someone. You might notice all the things you do on a regular basis that is already like the thing you want to be doing more of for a career or just for your life.
We are the creators of our experience. We have had lifetimes of circumstances and societal, religious and cultural conditioning that has not supported us in this. We have so much more choice now. In this lifetime.
We get to say hey, maybe that worked for all of my ancestors, or maybe I settled for this for however long, but now we get to say, I'm allowed to create a life that nourishes my Soul. I give myself permission to notice the things that are already nourishing and allow them to expand. I get to choose yes or no.
The world needs you and your divine gifts.
Would you like support with this? I'd love to support you on your journey.
8 Ways to Shift your Circumstances Part Two
This is in continuation from 8 Ways to Shift your Circumstances Part One, which you can find Here.
In Part One, we talked about the first 3 things you can do to shift your circumstances, which are to feel your feelings, move your body and forgiveness practice.
Let's continue, shall we?
4. SLOW DOWN
When things start feeling stressful, hectic, impossible, overwhelming...we tend to speed up. We may feel like if we stop even for a moment, all those spinning plates in the air are going to come crashing down one by one and then all at once in one big caplooey!
But how do you actually feel about the results you achieve when you refuse to stop when things are piling up? Are they your best work? Adequate even? Or maybe sort of taken care of, but your mind was in so many millions of places that you aren't really sure if it was done well, completely, or with all the nuances to make sure it won't creep up again with more issues.
Making mistakes that you normally wouldn't make. Kind of like making sweet potato chick pea patties and realizing you literally forgot to make the sweet potato!!! (Thankfully this hasn't happened to me - yet 😉 ) Or going to make some tea and forgetting to put the tea into the hot water? Been there, done that!
SLOW DOWN. When things start to feel overwhelming. When you have so many plates in the air you can't see straight. When you feel like if you dare take a break, your whole world will come crashing down... you must STOP. Breathe. Walk away.
It will NOT shift if you keep going at the same pace.
This is where you choose something that you like to do! Take a walk. Journal. Water your plants. Snuggle your pet. Put your feet up and watch some Masterpiece Theatre. Take a shower or bath. Meditate. Lay down. Nap!
Literally stop trying to 'do' anything on that list. It's in this space where new can flow in. Where ideas, solutions can come together. When you're pushing the Universe is pushing against you to try to give you gifts! And it doesn’t work! There has to be space to receive.
I get that taking a break may be a new thing to consider when things are going haywire. Give yourself some Grace. Maybe take 10 minutes to walk away. Then choose ONE thing to start on and just work on it in your own time. If mistakes are the word of the day, then take another break. Take longer as you can.
You are so much more than what you DO. Practice taking time to BE.
5. HAVE FUN!
The heading says it all! Have fun! Do something that you enjoy! Laugh out loud! Feel pleasure!
Watch a funny movie, ride a roller coaster, go dancing, catch up with a friend, be silly!
Part of creating you very own Soul-led lifestyle is creating a life that feels GOOD!! If it's aligned to your beautiful Divine nature, it feels good!
Your Soul came here to experience itself in a human form -- enjoy yourself!
To be continued darlings! Until next time xoxo
1. FEEL YOUR FEELINGS
Sometimes easier said than done! You feel the tears coming, often at the most inconvenient time. Or the anger comes up and you really would rather be having a fun day than feeling what that feels like.
The only way through these emotions is THROUGH. Meaning, they aren't going anywhere unless you go ahead and let them come up.
They are coming up to be seen, felt and released. They are coming up because that part of you is ready to heal.
They are coming up because life loves you and it knows the only way to the deep fulfillment and joy you want to experience more of in each moment is on the other end of all the crap you'd prefer to not need to remember, or feel or think about!
Have a good cry. Are you in a place you can let out some primal screams? Maybe in your car? (Please do drive safely though!) or into a pillow.
Or write it all out. Get a journal out or notebook or random scrap paper--whatever you have and just write it out. Be aggressive with your pen or pencil! Write down exactly what you are feeling, all the words coming up, all the feelings. Those uncomfortable feelings, and put it on that paper. Once it's there you need not carry it any longer. The shift will come naturally as you feel a release.
Give yourself some Grace. Most of us were taught via society and familial structures not to show or feel this kind of emotion. So you may also feel strong feelings about feeling strong feelings!
It's okay! Feel those too. You are worth this release and healing. There is so much more here for you.
Could be as simple as taking a walk or stretching. Or more involved like running or working out. Moving your body is a great way to literally move through circumstances. Shift your physical energy which will shift what you attract.
3. FORGIVENESS PRAYERS
I know this might not sound so sexy. But it has the power to move mountains, Beautiful.
This is not specific to any religion or culture - anyone can do it. You can begin this thinking of things you feel you have done wrong, but also for people you feel have done wrong towards you!
There are many forgiveness practices out there, and I encourage you to do any that you feel called to.
I use Ho'oponopono.
Imagine the person you want to say sorry to (or who you wish would apologize to you):
Say aloud or in your mind: 'I'm sorry, please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.'
Now repeat it vice versa so imagine them saying these words to you or say them out loud.:
'I'm sorry, please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.'
Finally repeat toward the discord that exists between you:
'I'm sorry, please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.'
You can also say this towards Life itself.
Feel free to repeat the three repetitions many times if you need it. You may notice a huge purge of tears come up at times. Or you may not feel anything at all at first. There is no wrong way.
You can also do this toward yourself.
These are the first three ways to begin to shift your energy and circumstances, Gorgeous!
To be continued...
Channeled reading for email Wednesday, 8/4/2021
'All is well, dear one. Like the leaves of a plant, we weather storms. After a period of surrender and shelter -- the sun returns once more, and we smile and grow towards the light.
Neither is better than the other. It just is. Surrender is key.
The winds blown and bring with them - change. Many gifts and blessings floating on the breeze making their way to find us.
There are plenty. More than we can possibly receive. Can you sense them all around you?
Imagine a woman smiling, feeling the breeze and tiny sparkles hanging on the air moving all around her...
There are so many magical Beings surrounding us -- notice the butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragon flies... Hear the birds sing, the squirrel with his nut, the bee buzzing with delight.
Allow. Allow the winds of change to move you.
Be moved. Allow yourself to open. Step into the sacred space and Trust.
All is well. You are surrounded by magic and love. These gifts may not be what you were expecting.
All is well.
Allow for something different.
Revel in surprise.
Like a playful wave splashing on your skin -- Delight!
Spirit wants to play! Be playful.
Revel in the unexpected. Await with joyful curiosity. Dance with discovery.
Feel with all of your senses!
Trust that all will be well.
Trust more is here for You.'
So much love,