When Things Fall Apart

Things fall apart. No matter how hard we try, not everything goes the way we hoped and planned. Even when we know that disaster is looming, we cannot always prevent it. People disappoint us and do things that we do not like. We may be comfortable, feel safe and secure in the day to day ups and downs that come our way and still a surprising and unexpected event can occur and turn everything upside down. Sometimes it is not a personal problem or issue of our own that causes us distress. A friend, partner, family member, co-worker, neighbor or your community or nation, confronts a misfortunate or challenge. Yet, we find ourselves as stressed and worried as if this problem was our own. Not being able to control or effectively change a situation for another can generate feelings of powerless.

Try not to blame yourself or others or become bitter when things fall apart. This is a part of life that we will never escape. No matter what you do, how safe you play it and how intelligent and competent you are, you will at one time or another experience unexpected change. Problems get solved, but only temporarily. Other or similar ones will crop up.

When misfortune knocks on our door and rattles us to the core, there may be little left of the life that we have known. Loss of a job, a devastating health condition, divorce, financial bankruptcy or the death of a loved one, not only changes our circumstances, they can also change the way we perceive ourselves. If we recoil in fear, we feel defensive and at the mercy of a cruel fate. However, if we make space in our lives to accommodate the inevitable, we can gain a sense of mastery and strength from our challenges.

When change comes your way, you can close down in fear or you can feel the depths of your emotions and allow them to soften you. Your safety and serenity does not come about by avoiding and controlling the flow of life. Instead, you can discover calmness in the midst of the storm by accepting what is happening and embracing your feelings.

Be in present time. When you find yourself, stressing and troubled by problems and challenges, breathe and acknowledge the good that is present and be open to perceiving what is happening with a new awareness and perspective. Don’t let your concerns for the future and pain from the past, cause you to imagine the worst. Take it one step at a time, being ever mindful that challenges call forward hidden, but potent aspects of your authentic self. Even though problems may initially seem overwhelming, you can discover a strength and compassion that you did not know you had. Distressing turn of events are often a calling card from your authentic self letting you know that you are capable of so much more than you may think.

From the Book Discover Your Authentic Self

Leaving Home

When my intuition, that little voice that doesn't listen to the nonsense of my mind and fears, speaks to me I try and listen. I can no longer hide from its voice and pretend that I have a better plan. I cannot disregard the deeper knowing of my soul. If only it didn't guide me into my fears and the kind of growth that I don't always feel ready for.

Guided by my intuition, I have left my comfy home that I have lived in for over thirty years. The place where I raised my children and became the me, that I am. I worked in my home, wrote my books, nurtured others and my self. The first day I walked in the house many years ago, I felt a grandmotherly presence who let me know that this was home, my safe shelter. I knew it and felt it.  The house itself was literally falling apart. The roof was so bad you could see the sky. The house did not have any heat or air conditioning and the one bathroom was mostly rotting wood. My husband and I had little money so we did most of the repair and renovation work ourselves. Later when more money came in, we hired others and built an addition. My husband left me and the house over sixteen years ago. I stayed safe in her walls and continued on.

A few years ago, I felt the house telling me that it was getting time to go. The kids had long gone and I was there alone. It started to feel big and empty and I knew that she (the house), was done with me. I feel a pull to stay, but like any nest we eventually outgrow it and as wonderful as it is, we have to go. Intuitively, I knew it was time, my heart and soul told me so. But my mind, my human self, wanted to hold on tight and continue to live and work in this nurturing space. 

But I know better. Intuition is my life and I have learned to truly listen. I left the house about a week ago and moved to a lovely home across from a lake. I don't know what life now holds for me. Everything has changed. I know it is useless to worry about the future and what is to come. There is a plan, of this I am sure. However not all the plans for my life have been easy and without challenge. I have my fingers crossed that I can go forward in kindness and gentleness.

I so much want the house that I have left, to be a blessing for someone else. As I go through the process of selling her. I want to let others know that she has a beautiful heart and soul. The layout might be lousy and there is still much work to be done, but she is kind and will take care of whoever makes their home here. 

To those of you who came to my home for readings and sessions, my new door is open to you. I am a few miles south, yet you can enjoy the quiet and the lake and maybe discover something new yourself. 

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Living The Authentic Self

Are You Living Your Authentic Self?

To know and express our authentic self, it is necessary to take off the false masks. To survive a difficult childhood, fit in with our peers, hide our emotional wounds and vulnerabilities or to be part of a group, we often become who and what others want us to be. Over time, we may begin to identify with these false masks, and we forget who we are. Eventually, these masks can feel more like a prison, than a coping strategy. No longer providing us with the safety and security we seek, we feel trapped by the false.  read more:  http://omtimes.com/2016/08/living-authentic-self/

In My Inbox: Missing Malaysia Flight

Hi Sherrie,

I remember reading on your FB page shortly after the Boeing 777 crashed into the Indian Ocean in March 2014 that you felt the pilot had deliberately crashed the plane. I was intrigued by your theory at the time and a year later, in 2015, officials was declared the crash to be “an accident”

However, recent reports now say there is credible and sufficient evidence that the pilot, or someone, had deliberately crashed the plane, as you had claimed a year earlier:

When I read these stories recently, I said to J, “Sherrie was right about the Malaysia flight!” I asked her to read the stories and we both had a jaw-dropping moment.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that–once again–you were on target with your intuition.

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Intuition and the Authentic Self

Do you ever deny and hide your true feelings and thoughts from others? Maybe you want to fit in, make friends and be accepted and being who and what other’s expect you to be seems more important than being yourself. Have you ever said, yes to someone or something, when you really wanted to say, no? Do you ever feel odd or different when you do not share the same perspective, judgments and beliefs of your family, friends or social group? Do you go along with popular opinion, despite thinking and feeling differently?Sometimes it is obvious when we compromise our true thoughts and feelings. At other times, it is more subtle and barely noticeable. We may find ourselves going along with others desires and wishes and hide aspects of our truth when it would be just as easy to be honest and share who we are. Over-compromising and denying the authentic self, is often rooted in emotional and intuitive sensitivity. If you are innately intuitive, you may at times, feel and absorb the feelings and thoughts of others and confuse them with your own. Or, you may not trust what you think or feel and easily adapt to others expectations. These kind of behaviors often begin in childhood and can unknowingly follow you through life. Children that are emotionally and intuitively sensitive, can have had a hard time differentiating their feelings and thoughts from those of their mother, father and siblings. Although this might sound far-fetched, imagine this common scenario in the life of an intuitive child. You are sitting playing a game and all of a sudden you feel a wave of sadness come over you. You look up at your mom and she does not look sad. You might even ask her, if she is sad. Instead of confirming that this is true. You mom, in an attempt to hide her feelings and not upset you, says that she is happy and not sad. Here is another common situation. Your father comes home from work late. As he comes in the door he tells your mom that he was hung up at work. But, this doesn't feel right to you. You look at him and know that he was not at work. Yet, everyone accepts his reason for being late and you begin to wonder what is wrong with you. Why would you not believe him? Overtime you continue to feel feelings and know things that are met with denial and suspicion. You begin to disregard and distrust these thoughts and feelings and go along with what others think and feel. If you were an emotionally and intuitively sensitive child you may have instinctively and unconsciously tried to disregard and ignore your sensitivities and intuitive awareness. Done continually, this eventually silences the voice of the inner true self and your truth becomes more distant and silent. You may lose your conscious connection to your authentic self and unknowingly take on the feelings, thoughts and expectations of others and the norms of your environment. As you got older you may have continued to unknowingly repress your truth and take on others thoughts and feelings. Compromising and denying yourself in order to be safe, liked and accepted by others never satisfies. It robs you of energy, confidence and healthy self-esteem. You may be more susceptible to addictions and other unhealthy behaviors. There can be no authentic joy, when you are not free. Yet, your truth can never leave you. You can begin to reclaim your authentic self and your intuition and sensitivities can help you to do this. Start in small ways. Listen within to your thoughts and feelings and accept them. Love and encourage yourself and accept all of who you are. Even the parts of yourself that are confused and afraid to surface. Become aware of when you repress and deny your authentic self. Pay attention to the unsettled or heavy feeling in your gut that lets you know when you go against what is right for you. Listen within to the still small voice of your intuition. Begin a daily habit of trusting your intuitive impressions and insights and acting on what feels right for you. Say, no when you mean no and yes when you mean yes. Some people may judge you, others may argue against what you believe, but there will be others who continue to love and care about you. However, no matter what others think or feel about you, how you feel about yourself is all that matters. It can at times be intimidating to reveal and express your authentic self. Yet, it is the only way to live in joy and inner peace. Take back your power to be you.

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Sherrie Dillard is a best-selling author, psychic, medium and medical intuitive. www.sherriedillard.com Check our her new book Discover Your Authentic Self http://www.amazon.com/Discover-Your-Authentic-Self-Happy/dp/0738746401

NC Retreat: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Body and Soul- A time for  Reconnection

August 5upper_catawba24_raw-7 2016 Retreat Waterfall Farm:

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains Near West Jefferson, North Carolina

Imagine  setting a aside a weekend to be part of a safe and supportive community whose collective intention is to deepen into wholeness, to share the joy of creation through beauty and laughter, and to come home to the soul’s purposes.

Explore… the ebb and flow of your own soul’s rhythms through meditations focusing on Embodiment and Heart Opening, Tidal Movement in our bodies and beyond, and the Dynamic Stillness.

Biodynamic Craniosacral therapists Suzanne Hayes, Andy Bayard and Susan Arrendell offer a heartfelt collaboration and weekend exploration of the creative intentions of the Breadth of Life and of the health that is each person’s birthright.

Susan Arrendell Ph.D, RCST

Andy Bayard MS OT/L RCST

Suzanne Hayes PT MSW RCST

Retreat Cost  of $350 (deposit of $150 by 6-30-16) includes 6 meals, lodging one session of biodynamic Craniosacral therapy. The retreat will begin at 5:45 pm on Friday August 5 and conclude Sunday at 2pm.

Contact: Suzanne Hayes 919-510-4410  sphayes@earthlink.net visit Suzanne’s website at suzannephayes.com

Discover Your Authentic Self: Be You, Be Free, Be Happy

images      From a young age, I felt different. My tendency to know what others didn't know, to see spirit beings and to feel others feelings, seemed to set me apart. As I got older I further explored and developed my psychic and medium abilities and better understood why I felt different. Still for years, I felt an uncomfortable chasm between myself and others that I did not want to exist. I know that this is true for many others.

If you have an interest in areas such as, spirituality and psychic and intuitive awareness, an innate understanding of energy and healing energy, have an interest in angels, spirit beings, life after death or consider yourself intuitively or emotionally sensitive, you may have felt this same way. You may have learned not to share all of your perspectives and interests with family, co-workers, some of your peers and others who you feel may judge or misunderstand you. You may have been labeled as quirky, woo-woo, one of those, flighty, spacey or at times felt an uncomfortable silence from others when you shared your perspective and truth. When this happens often enough, your authentic self, the core truth of who you are, may feel ignored, silenced, invisible and even shamed. Over time this subtly distances you from your inner source of power and sense of self.

To be free, happy and whole, you have to know and embrace all of who you are. Even those aspects that may not be understood or accepted by others. Along your journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance, delve deep into your truth. You are more than your thoughts, your emotions and your personalty likes and dislikes. There is a presence and spirit within you that wants to come to life.

I wrote the book Discover Your Authentic Self, to support you in living from your true depth of authenticity and to embrace all of who you are, while negotiating the worldly and personal challenges that inevitably come your way. It is my heart-felt wish to offer you an expanded and inclusive map to guide you through the wild ride of living fully and freely, all of who you are

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Powerful Weather, Powerful Energy, Meditation

I wrote this while snowed and iced in from the recent East Coast Snowmageddon. 
Professional-Landscaping-Services-SnowThe power and force of Mother Earth and her weather is undeniable. As she extends her hand to us, I wonder what could happen if we accept her power and flow with her and not against her. Here is a mediation to help you to harness this tremendous energy for your highest good.
 
Close your eyes and breathe long deep relaxing breaths 
Move the energy of the breath though the body and 
release any stress and tension through the exhale
Continue to breathe in this way
breathing in positive life affirming energy and 
letting go of any stress and tension thought the out breath.                 ************************************************
In your mind's eye imagine an image of the power of nature
a heavy snowfall filling the sky and blanketing the earth
rain pouring down and filling streams, lakes and rivers
wind vast and expansive, dancing through the trees and grasses.                                    
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Feel the energy of this movement
be like the earth absorbing the transformative 
power of the elements
let the wisdom of the earth and skies move through you 
harness its undeniable primal force.                                                                                  
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Like the wind allow it to sweep away your fear, judgments and negativity
like the rains, allow it to cleanse and clear toxins anger and pain. 
Like the snow allow white light to gently fill you 
Feel yourself healing and regenerating from the warmth of the suns rays 
Allow the peace and quiet of the full moon to rise from wit

Five Questions to Ask Your Body

imagesTrue health is more than a lack of disease or pain. Emotional, mental and spiritual well-being all contribute to our overall experience of good health and positive satisfaction with ourselves and life. The new and evolving heath paradigm includes empowered self-awareness and a taking back of our power to actively participate in creating optimum mind, body and spirit wellness.

Your body is always communicating to you and it is ready to revel both the positive and negative influences that are impacting your health. Yet, it’s messages often bypass logic and reasoning and are more intuitive in nature. For instance, pain or physical discomfort can be a type of intuitive message alerting you that something needs attention. Feelings of inner peace and harmony are also messages, informing you of a positive state of health. Your body communicates to you through your emotions, thoughts, sensations, images, vibration, messages, synchronisities  and dreams. With a little help and practice you can learn how to better tune into the messages being sent your way and work in unison with your body’s intelligence.

The Conversation

Although listening to your body is easy and natural, we do not always know how to get the conversation started.

To begin, it is important to relax and slip into a receptive and attentive state. Get comfortable and close your eyes. Breathe a few deep relaxing breaths. Scan your body starting at the top of your head. Move your awareness down through your body and become aware of any place that is sore or tense or tight.

Once you become aware of an area of soreness, tension or tightness, ask these five questions to begin the dialogue.

If this area had a voice what would it be saying?

What is the emotional energy of this area?

What is the mental thought energy or beliefs and attitudes associated with this area?

What message does my spirit have for me concerning this area?

What do I need to heal?

Ask yourself one question at a time then, pause and listen within. If your mind begins to wander or you start overthinking instead of listening, go back to the breath and repeat the question.

What to Expect

Trust your initial impressions. Give yourself time to correctly interpret and understand everything that you receive. Some messages will make sense immediately, the meaning of others may unfold over time. It is enough to begin a conversation. Simply communicating with your body, caring for yourself and listening, activates healing.

Intuited Thoughts

Intuitive thoughts are persistent and repetitive. They will not always jump out at you or initially seem important. You may hear words, phrases, sentences or intuit a complete knowing and understanding in a particular area of your health.

It is likely, you will also experience a fair amount of mind chatter. This is normal. In the midst of random thoughts, your body will still communicate with you.

Intuited Feelings

In response to your questions your body my release suppressed emotions. You may feel a knot of emotional energy letting go and not understand its origin or importance. Quite often just feeling the emotions and feelings that surface is enough, as this is all it takes to release them. Feel all of your emotions as they surface, without suppressing or trying to understand them.

Intuited Body Sensations

Your body may communicate to your through a variety of sensations. You may feel an increase in energy like an accelerated vibration moving through you. Certain areas of your body may feel more dense or tight. You may intuit information through your solar plexus as a gut knowing. Messages may come in the form of inspiration or the motivation to get out and take a walk or move your body through dance or another enjoyable activity.

Intuited Images

Your body may communicate to you through images that are symbolic, figurative, cartoon like or realistic looking and three dimensional. Your intuition and imagination work together to empower you to better understand what your body is communicating. Images can be seen with inner sight, felt or sometimes we just know what they look like without clearly seeing them. Allow the images to change, morph into new forms and communicate with you. If you do not understand a particular image, ask to see it in a new way.

Different Forms of Guidance

Some of the messages you receive may not necessarily seem to be related to your health. You might receive a suggestion to avoid certain stressful situations, seek more solitude and pursue a new occupation. You may suddenly feel the need to free yourself from a limiting relationship, speak your truth and heal emotional wounds or practice forgiveness and compassion. Although these issues may not seem to directly impact your health, they are. The root of good health is in your ability to stay in alignment with your true essence. When you are not in the flow of the power of your spirit, your health will eventually suffer in some way.

Continue to ask yourself questions and intuitively listen within. Once you have begun to communicate with your body, it will continue to send you messages. Messages may surface through your dreams or through your feelings, thoughts and an inner sense of knowing. Keep a journal document your health dreams and other intuitive information that spontaneously surfaces.

Seek help from other resources if needed.

If you encounter a physical issue or other information that concerns you, consult with a physician or medical professional. Use what your body has communicated to you to better equip you in getting additional help and support. If you become aware of suppressed memories, old traumas or if difficult emotions or memories surface, consult a therapist or healer. Do not try to do everything yourself. Allow others to help and assist you in further healing.

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Intuitive Help For the Holidays

eagelLet this holiday season be a time of renewal and restoration. It is easy to get caught up in the stress and frenzy that has become routine this time of year. Cultural, family, and personal expectations often create a false ideal of what is sanely possible. Although the holidays are a time of giving, sharing, eating, enjoying and celebrating, this time of year is also celebrates of the emergence of your most powerful self.

During the winter solstice the sun is at its weakest. It has reached its most southerly point on the horizon and darkness settles in. From this long night, the light begins to once again emerge and expand. The solstice is a celebration of the return of light to the world. Three days later, on Christmas Eve, the return of the light of the divine re-emerges from within the individual. The spiritual significance of Christmas Eve is the celebration of the birth and rebirth of divine presence.  It is the reminder that we are not simply physical beings. We are spirit, connected to the source of all life, creation, wisdom and love. Just as the solstice marks the time of year when the sun returns to nurture and replenish the earth, Christmas marks the return of the light of the heavens within human consciousness.

What does your intuition have to do with all of this? Your intuition is your most powerful natural wisdom. It is the voice of your spirit. It is through your spirit that the light of the divine emerges.  Your intuition guides you in your everyday concerns and it is your spirit’s compass directing you into the experience of unconditional love and inner peace. It is through your intuition that you can consciously experience the true significance of the holiday season.

The Gift of Your Intuitive Type

You intuition is as unique as you are. There are four primary modalities through which we intuit. You may receive energy information through your thoughts, your emotions, through your physical body or through your energy field. I call these different ways of intuiting, your intuitive type. You may predominantly intuit through one of these types, through a combination of a couple of types or through all four types.

Emotional Intuitives

Emotional intuitives absorb energy information through their feelings and emotions. They are naturally empathetic and feel others feelings. They are also attuned to the vibrations of divine love.

This season, take some time to tune into your emotional energy.  Emotional intuitives all too often become an emotional energy sponge, absorbing the emotions of others and of events. You are not responsible for everyone else. Be responsible for your sense of wellbeing and inner peace and allow others to take charge of their happiness.

Try This:

Find a quiet place and time, close your eyes and breathe into your heart. With each breath imagine your heart expanding and filling with love. Set the intent to become aware of and release any emotional wounds and past hurts. Allow your intuition to guide you. Ask within for what needs forgiveness. Breathe into your heart and allow unconditional love to flow through you. Forgive and let go. Let the power of a greater love remind you of who you are. Breathe in this love and ask your intuition to help you to become aware of anyone that needs love. Send them the gift of unconditional love without absorbing their emotional energy.

Mental Intuitives

Mental intuitives intuit through their thoughts. They are naturally telepathic and receive energy information through a sense of knowing. They are connected to truth, consciousness and can absorb divine thoughts.

In the midst of holiday expectations and what may seem like a million things to do and take care of, let your intuition guide you to your highest thoughts. Do not strive for perfection. Notice when you expect too much from yourself.

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Take some time to listen within.  Breathe cleansing breaths and become aware of your thoughts one after another. Do not give them too much attention, just breathe, become aware and let go. Ask within for a divine thought. Breathe and listen. Be patient and continue to ask and listen. You may hear or simply know when you receive a message from the wisdom of the heavens. It will be uplifting, simple and fill you with peace.

Physical Intuitives

A physical intuitive absorbs energy information into the physical body. They often feel others ache and pains and feel energized by positive people and situations and drained and exhausted by negativity. For the physical intuitive the body is the divine temple. They perceive the spirit within physical form.

Physical intuition can be especially valuable at this time of year. With so many tempting foods to eat and tiring busy schedules we can forget to take care of ourselves.  Your intuition can guide you as to how to nurture and care for you.

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Your body is always communicating to you. Not only is this a time of spiritual renewal, it can also be a time for physical renewal. Ask your body what will create more joy. Perhaps a massage, a yoga class, running, dancing or sitting in a sweat or steam room will not only relax you, but awaken a sense of joy and well-being within the body.

Spiritual Intuitives

Spiritual intuitives receive energy information through the aura of energy field. Although this might seem to be a little more abstract than the other ways of intuiting, it is quite common and natural. Spiritual intuitives tend to be more aware of the presence of loved ones on the other side, angels and spirit beings than the other types. Spiritual intuitives often intuit and receive future premonitions through their dreams.Although they may not be able to define it in words, spiritual intuitives are more aware of their spirit essence.

A hectic, busy holiday schedule with an emphasis on materialism can leave a spiritual intuitive feeling out of touch and depressed. Although all of the intuitive types need quiet and contemplative time, it is especially important that the spiritual intuitive focus within. One interesting way that a spiritual intuitive (and all the types) can experience a more spirit focused holiday is through their dreams.

Try This

Before you go to sleep, ask for a dream that will help you to experience a spiritual renewal. Ask for a Christmas, solstice or holiday dream message. You may want to write down this request and put it under your pillow. Remind yourself before you go to sleep to remember the dream. Then have paper and pen ready by your bedside to write it down as soon as you wake. Be patient. You may not dream the first or second night of your request. It may even take a week or more. But, it will happen.

This is the season of the emergence of light. Focus on what is important and the rest will take care of itself.

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The Miracle Socks

unnamedIn early November, my four grand-daughter Liliana was diagnosed with severe HSP, an autoimmune illness that can affect the kidneys, intestines and other organs. A few days after the diagnosis she had emergency surgery to resection her intestines, a rare complication. She was in the hospital for twelve days healing from the surgery and trying to find a way to lesson the affects  of the HSP.  I energetically worked with her and asked for healing intervention from the Divine Mother. Many, many people prayed for her. A few days after she was released from the hospital a client gave me a pair of socks with the picture of Guadalupe on them. I thanked her and told her that I felt that they were a Sign that my grand-daughter was being watched over by the Divine Mother. Later that day my grand-daughter was re-admitted into the hospital ICU unit. They found a sack of fluid in her abdomen and thought that her recent intestinal surgery was leaking. Not good. Even though I was worried I had an overwhelming feeling that everything would be okay. I felt that the divine mother had healed her.

Later that night and then the next day they did tests and attempted to drain the fluid in her abdomen. When they did this they could not find any. Concerned that it was hiding behind her bowels they did a CAT scan and discovered that it was no longer there. Her surgery was not leaking. The large fluid sac that they saw on her ultrasound had disappeared. And she has not had a reoccurrence of the HSP, since this.

Interestingly, when I wrote the book The Miracle Workers Handbook about working with the Divine Mother, Mary, I dedicated it to Liliana, who had just been born.

Creating Good Energy Health

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Medical intuition and energy medicine is the health care of the future. Now is the time to become more aware of your energy health. As Albert Einstein taught us, energy is indestructible. It cannot be created nor destroyed. It simply changes form. At physical death your energy self-lives on. Energy exists beyond the confines of time and space and is more powerful than the physical body. When you activate and harness your energetic vibrational power you can heal, restore and sustain your physical body, your emotions and your mental health.

Many of the people that I work with as a medical intuitive have poor energy health. They may be overburdened with toxins and negativity or energetically out of balance due to absorbed environmental and harmful energy. Good physical, mental and emotional health begins with a strong energetic constitution. Disturbances and toxins in the energy body are at the root of many illnesses, chronic physical pain, emotional imbalances and mental disorders. Once energy comes into balance and positive life force energy replaces toxic and stagnant energy, the body responds and heals. A healthy energy body also reduces emotional and mental stress and anxiety, insomnia, exhaustion and restores endocrine system health, balances our hormones, allows us to lose weight and restores the muscular and skeletal system.

The first step to establishing energetic balance and flowing with high vibration life force energy is to activate the power of your spirit and take charge of your life. You can regulate and control what you absorb and interact with. Your spirit is the eternal part of you that is connected to the highest vibrations of love and wisdom. As your conscious personality self comes into alignment with your spirit, you act as one force of unified power. You attract and unite with the positive. The dark, negative and dysfunctional is repelled.

Your spirit speaks to you through your intuition. On a daily basis your intuition can guide you toward those situations, activities, thoughts, emotions and environments that uplift and increase your positive energy quota. Every day you knowingly and unknowingly make choices that either promote good energy health or add an energetic burden to your body, mind and emotions. Your intuition can steer you away from people who have ill intent and those who drain your energy or try to unload their negativity or stress on you. It can help you to avoid dangerous situations and instead point you in the direction of those circumstances that fill you with love and strengthen you. Your intuition can help you know the source of what is exhausting and depleting your energy reserves and adversely affecting you mind, body and spirit.

Intuitive guidance is usually quite simple and straight forward. Listen to your body. Pay attention to what stimulates queasy, uneasy, gut feeling of stress and dread, nervousness and tension. Your body does not lie. Feel your emotions. Notice what fills you with dread, provokes anxiety, fear, stress and apprehension. Pay attention to negative self-talk and replace it with affirming and supportive thoughts. Listen when your inner voice that tells you that something is “off” or “not right”. When you get an intuitive flash of danger or a warning, do not override it with overly logical arguments. Remember your dreams and work to decipher their message. Your intuition will often work through your dreams to bring to light what your conscious mind is denying. Appearances can be deceiving. What you see and perceive in the physical material world, is not always what it looks like. Be willing to explore the energy of all that you come into contact with and make positive choices.

Emotional Clearing Exercise

If you feel that you have absorbed toxic emotional energy like pain, anger and grief from another or a situation, this exercise will help you to clear your energy field.

Take a long deep breath. Breathe and relax and allow your emotions to surface. Begin by putting words to your emotions. It sounds simple, but we do not always identify how we feel and the source of our feelings.

Focus on one emotion at a time. Ask yourself if this feeling is being generated from within you or if you have absorbed this feeling from an outside source?

Take a moment and breathe a few long deep cleansing breaths. Listen within. You will soon have a sense of whether or not this feeling has originated from within or if you have absorbed it from another. Trust your initial intuitive response.

If you intuit that this is a feeling that you have absorbed from an outer source, intend to let it go. You do not need to know who or where it came from. Simply breathe and intend to let go and release what is not yours.

If this is a self-generated emotion, ask within for guidance as to what you need in order to heal or transform. Give the emotion a voice and listen to it. Most of the time all you need to do is feel your emotions, even the difficult ones and they dissipate.

This may be a long or short process. If you need help in resolving and understanding how to emotionally heal ask for the advice or counsel of someone who you trust or a therapist.

Quite often the toxic or negative emotions that we absorb from others also lie dormant or repressed within ourselves. Listen to and become aware of the emotions within you that may be similar to what you are receiving from others. In this way, you can both release and heal on a deep level.

Love is the most powerful and health promoting energy here and in the unseen realms. Whatever you are feeling that does not vibrate to the energy of love is an energy drain on your system. At your core, you are love. It is always within you. Love can heal your physical body and empower you to experience the goodness in all of life, no matter what your current circumstances may be. Release your anger, grievances and forgive yourself and others. Every day acknowledge and express gratitude for all of the good in your life. Open you heart, and call forth the love within. Let it move through you and invigorate and restore your body, mind and spirit.

Excerpt from the book: Develop Your Medical Intuition http://www.amazon.com/Develop-Your-Medical-Intuition-Well-Being/dp/0738742015 www.sherriedillard.com sgd7777@yahoo.com

Question: Why Do Some People Suffer Before Passing Over?

soultoheaven Someone recently asked me an interesting question. She wondered why her grandmother suffered for so long before passing over to the other side. I understood the question well. Anyone who has helplessly watched a loved one suffer through pain and illness before passing over, has the same question. Over the course of a year, my mother went from playing tennis two hours a day, to being bedridden, riddled with pain and unable to think clearly. When she died it felt like a blessing. For months after my mother’s death I contemplated and asked my guides to help me to understand why she and so many others suffer before passing over. I learned that although it appears to make no sense and be a cruel way to live out the last days of life, the soul doesn't abide by our human perceptions. On some level we accept and create all that happens to us. Yet, it is not our conscious mind or personality and ego that makes these choices. Instead, it is the soul and spirit that perceives value and evolutionary advancement and possibilities in what in human terms is senseless and merciless. In my mother’s case, my guides told me that my mother chose to suffer in this way to “burn” off negativity and karma before entering the higher vibrations of light. In this way she was able to leave behind and dissolve emotional, mental, spiritual and even physical patterns and accumulated energy that may prevent her from rising to higher blissful layers of light more quickly upon passing. There are many people who suffer who lived good, positive lives with kindness and integrity. They may confront their imminent passing with courage and acceptance. There are others who are not as fortunate. They are fearful of going over, plagued with guilt and doubtful that there is life beyond the human experience. Sometimes we choose a slower more conscious experience of dying to become more aware of our spirit and soulful self. It is only the physical and ego self that suffers. Dying pushes the soul to the forefront. The soul never suffers, it understands, heals, reveals truth and is a comforting balm to the confused human self. Many people become aware during the process of dying that there is a part of them that is eternal. They see their loved ones on the other side and make frequent trips into the spirit realm to check it out before they go over. Sometimes people linger and die slowly as a way to bring comfort to those left behind. It can be hard to let go. Family and friends may want to hold onto their loved ones and cannot imagine life without them. A slower dying process can be an opportunity to review one’s life and forgive and be forgiven. It gives the family time to let go and say all that they need to say. Some souls choose to suffer to lift the burdens and pain of others. It is the final opportunity in the physical body to love and express goodness. Conscious suffering can lift the suffering and burdens of others when it encompasses and transmutes pain that is bigger than the individual. Shortly before my mother died she told me that her suffering was becoming unbearable. She didn't know how to get relief. Her mental and emotional suffering was as difficult as the physical pain and discomfort. I told her to imagine that her pain was alleviating the pain of children who were suffering. If you knew, I told her, that your suffering was helping children, could you do this? She said that she could and she immediately become more calm and at peace. This seemed to give a sense of purpose to the confusion and the loneliness that comes with the end of physical life. Even if we do not understand it from a human perspective. This world is a flip flop of the eternal realm of spirit. What you go through and endure and what your family and friends go through is not without meaning and purpose. It is the rich soil from which your soul grows and expands into true and eternal love and life.

http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Medium-Abilities-Communicate/dp/0738737925

The Pope and Giving

comtempmother Watching Pope Francis being greeted by thousands of people and listening to a few of his talks, has stirred up a few memories. In his speech before Congress he mentioned Dorothy Day. She was a radical Catholic who created non-church supported soup kitchens and shelters for the poor, called the Catholic Worker. Along with her devotion to the disenfranchised and castaways of society, she was also a passionate protester, speaking out against, war and many political policies and practices. Years ago, I lived and worked at the Catholic Worker Tivoli farm. (It is a long and zany story of how I came to be there and will share on another blog post. I also wrote about this in my book The Miracle Workers Handbook.) Tivoli was a working farm that supplied the soup kitchens with food grown on the farm in the summer months. I often went to the New York City shelters during the summer to drop off fresh vegetables. This is where I met Dorothy. Even in her eighties, she lived in the homeless women’s shelter and ate many of her meals in the dining room among the destitute women. In those days I was devoted to helping and serving the poorest of the poor. Many of the long term aged homeless men and women who had been living in the streets of the city for years, went to the Tivoli farm in upstate New York to live out their remaining time in peace and safety. I loved the people and the work at the farm. Yet, it was not always easy. Most of the people living there were physically, mentally and emotionally challenged and ill. There were several other volunteers like myself, but most of the people who lived there were not able to work. I eventually moved to the San Jose, Ca. Catholic Worker to work at the inner city soup kitchen and homeless shelter there. During my years of volunteer service, I was psychic and often saw and communicated with those on the other side. Yet, I had no interest or intention of becoming a professional psychic. I rarely talked about my intuitive sensitivities and gifts and instead focused on the practical day to day needs of people living on the streets. I thought this was my purpose. But, as it usually goes, there was a different plan for my life. Although I had no strong interest in being Catholic, I loved reading books about the saints, especially women saints. Many lived incredible lives, complete with visions and extraordinary and supernatural gifts. Although I had no aspirations or illusions that I had much in common with the saints, what I read helped to put into a better context what I was experiencing. I realized that psychic and intuitive communication could be a way that the divine speaks to us and though us. Sharing love and guidance from the spirit realm, I slowly realized, might also be an important form of service. As my psychic ability took on a life force of its own, I made peace with this gift and realized that perhaps, this was my calling. Although providing for the poor, sick and disenfranchised in tangible ways is an essential and blessed path, there are many ways to give and serve. Loneliness, grief, confusion and depression and anxiety have their own suffering. No one really knows the depths of despair that another may be going through or the light and love that is housed within their spirit. Maybe only a higher spiritual presence and power knows who we really are. Joy comes through heartfelt giving and love can be expressed in limitless ways.