Introducing Something Fab!

This is a special invitation for you to join me at 9 am EST on Monday, July 20th for a FREE Money Reiki session from Lily Jensen. If you’d like to skip the chit-chat and just sign up, click here: Free Money Reiki Session dollar-1362244_640

For those of you who don’t know, Reiki (pronounced “ray-kee”) is pure, Universal Life Force Energy. What started as a simple healing practice in late 1860’s Japan, has grown into many forms of Reiki, each with a unique view and concentration. It is said that during a healing session, the Reiki goes where it needs to, according to the areas that are most in need of healing. Reiki is usually done while you are in the same room as the practitioner, but since Reiki is energy, the healing can also be done at a distance. All that is required is for permission to be granted and for an intention to be set.

One of Reiki’s primary intentions is that the healing be done for the highest good of all, which naturally rules out any pain or suffering. All individuals experience Reiki differently, but in my experience, the results have always been positive. Many times, if I was having a bad day or feeling stressed before the session, my energy felt lighter and happier afterwards. I could go on with studies and instances of Reiki soothing the critically ill, healing depression, relieving anxiety… but I won’t. Just trust me that this works. And if you don’t believe me, I hope you’ll at least be willing to give it a try.

Now, as the name suggests, Money Reiki is Reiki with a focus on money. So many of us have stories and blockages around wealth – most of which live on the subconscious level. These are beliefs we aren’t aware of that are energetically blocking us from having, receiving, and keeping money, despite our best intentions. According to Lily, the basis of Money Reiki is to “help you receive, spend, and manage money more consciously and efficiently for the highest good of all.”

The best part is, you don’t have to be consciously focused on the healing session for the Reiki to work. While it helps if you can be in a quiet, relaxed setting, if you have to work, drive to an appointment, or if you simply forget, the Money Reiki will do its’ work anyway.

One day I will have to take this disclaimer off of my blog posts, but for now, I am not making a commission or any sort of affiliate fee from promoting Lily’s work. I just thought this was cool and so generous of Lily and I wanted to share the wealth! As with all energy work, as more of us participate in raising our money energy, we positively shift the energy and abundance in the world.

If you’d like to take part, sign up to join me (and Lily) in an amazing, FREE Money Reiki healing session. Just click the link: I’m Ready For Free Money Reiki

And, if you’d like to read more about Money Reiki, you can visit Lily’s site: http://www.mymoneyhealing.com

Love and Blessings,

Nicole at AwakeFire.com

Working with Angel Numbers

It’s easier to believe in spiritual guidance when have personal experience with it. Sure, someone could tell you that the world is abundant or that angels are here to guide you, but if all you experience is loneliness and lack of money, positive statements will seem irrelevant. The thing is, just like affirmations and the other spiritual practices I discuss, you have to take action to get results. angel-1107707_640

A good place to start is online. It’s easy to find videos, meditations, and messages from the angels on Google and YouTube, and while it may at first feel strange or seem totally weird to ask an angelic being for help, it sure beats staying in the muck of negative thoughts which does nothing but prolong our experience of lack, worry, and desperation.

Like most things in life, the more you practice, the easier it becomes. The truth is, while we were all born alone, there is no reason we need to go through life feeling lost or lacking in guidance. Angels have specific assignments and job descriptions, and because they are spiritual beings, there is nothing they cannot do. The key, however, is that angels will only act on your behalf if you ask, and that includes sending you messages.

Asking is very simple, and I’ve found that it need not involve any sort of complicated rituals or purchases. I strongly believe that within each of us we already have the ability to connect to angels and spiritual guides. Once you talk to your angels, which is really as simple as saying, “Angels, please connect. I need help with… (then state whatever your problem is),” then you must let go and be willing to receive guidance.

Sometimes solutions will appear in ways you hadn’t expected. Angels are very practical and willing to help in things like manifesting parking spaces in crowded lots, healing illnesses, or creating ease in your workday. Once you make the connection, your angels are more than willing to help by sharing messages with you, and the best part is, they will continue to help you as long as you keep the connection open.

One of the most common ways angels send messages to us is through angel numbers. If I’m having negative thoughts at work or generally feeling down or nervous, my angels usually show me 444 or 111 when I look at the clock, as gentle reminders to release my negativity. Repeated numbers such as 111, 333, or other number patterns are reminders that we are connected with spirit and that our angels are here to guide us.

Here are some of the most common angel numbers and their meanings, courtesy of Doreen Virtue, author of “Angel Numbers 101.”

11, also seen as 1:11 or 111: Your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. Monitor your thoughts carefully and be sure to think about what you want, not what you don’t want. I often take this to be the angelic version of, “Don’t worry, be happy.”

222: Your newly planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and nurturing them, and soon they will push through the soil so you can see evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to you, so keep up the good work!

333: The Ascended Masters are with you, desiring you to know that you have their help, love, and companionship. Ascended Masters are believed to be spiritually enlightened beings who in past incarnations were ordinary humans, but who have undergone a series of spiritual transformations to reach enlightenment and take ascended form. When you see the number 3 around you, call upon the Ascended Masters such as Jesus, Buddha, or Mary to help you.

444:  A simple message: Don’t worry. The angels are surrounding you now with love, help, and guidance.

555: A major life change is upon you. Do not judge it as “positive” or “negative,” but see it as part of life’s flow. This change may be a much-needed answer to your prayers.

666: Your thoughts are out of balance right now, focused too much on the material world. The angels ask you to focus on spirit and being of service, knowing that your material and emotional needs will be taken care of as a result.

777: There’s a reason 7 is seen as a “lucky” number. 7’s mean you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know that your wish is coming to you. A series of 7’s is a positive sign and you should expect more miracles to occur.

888: This is a sign warning you to prepare for the ending of a particular phase in life. Seeing 8’s might signal the ending of a relationship or career that wasn’t in your highest good. It also means there is light at the end of the tunnel. Prepare, make plans, and don’t procrastinate in taking action towards your next move.

999: Completion. This is the end of a big phase in your personal or global life. 9 series is also a message to energy healers and lightworkers to get to work because Mother Earth needs you now.

000: A reminder that you are one with God and to feel the presence of the Creator’s love within you. Also a sign that a situation has gone full circle.

Know that these numbers are guidelines, and at the end of the day, use your own intuition and guidance to see what feels right for you. The fun part is, the more you reach out to your angels and ask for help, the more angel numbers and other signs will begin to show up for you. That means less worry, less stress, and knowing that no matter what, you never have to face life alone.

5 Minutes to Freedom: Easily Release Stress and “WTF!?” Energy

Let’s face it. Every day we get whammed by stress: running late to appointments, presentations at work, long lines at the coffee shop, and more. Sometimes even good things are stressful – “Yeah, thanks honey, for telling me we were hosting Diane and Bob for dinner tonight!” If you’re feeling crazy and filled with angry “WTF!?” energy, this exercise is for you. It’ll help you quickly relieve stress and minimize negativity. The best part is — it only takes five minutes. 

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Being a self-professed personal development junkie, I spend lots of time absorbing articles and books on spirituality, many of which include tips and tricks to help raise our vibration. If you know the basics of the Law of Attraction, you’re aware that worry, fear, and desperation rate as pretty low vibrations. What’s more, if you’re spending most of your time focused on what you don’t want, it’s hard to manifest the things you do want in life. But knowing it’s essential to stay positive doesn’t mean it’s easy.

When faced with kids screaming at the dinner table, obnoxious office politics, and a pile of bills to pay, sometimes the dreams you have seem farther away than ever. During these times, many of us turn to affirmations. While they’re a great way to re-direct your mind and focus more on what you want, when faced with difficult situations, there’s one method I turn to that works every time – the God Can (or the “the Universe Can” if you prefer).

Many of us have heard the phrase, “Let Go, and Let God.” Most of us who believe in the Law of Attraction know that attracting what we want is about being a deliberate creator. Sometimes though, the constant need to be acting and creating can feel more like forcing things into being rather than just going with the flow. In my experience, when things go wrong, I can easily get trapped in a cycle of negativity. I literally drive myself crazy trying to figure out what I could have done better in a given situation, what actions I need to take next, and of course, I usually end up with the near-constant worry that accompanies this. However, when I do this exercise, in an instant I realize that I am truly more than my physical body. I am a being of light who is deeply and intimately connected with the Universe. Whatever problems I have are instantly let go of and I am able to breathe a sigh of relief.

So, are you ready to release the stress? Here’s how to do it.

  1. Grab an empty can, bottle, or paper bag.
  2. Label it the “God Can” (or “Universe Can” if you prefer)
  3. Take out a blank piece of paper.
  4. Write down ALL of the things that are causing you stress, fear, and anxiety. Large or small – it doesn’t matter. Just write down anything that comes to mind.
  5. Fold the piece of paper and place it in the can.
  6. Release it, knowing that those issues are now being taken care of and proceed to go about your day in ease.

Once this is done, I know that it’s no longer my job to figure it out. Instead, the God within me – that Universal energy of possibility that I’m a part of – takes over. From that space, I am way more likely to gain insight into my next step.

So there you have it! The God Can is my way of relieving stress. Now it’s your turn. What do you do when you’re stressed out? Have some tips? Share them below.