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Dhikr

When it comes to healing modalities and spiritual practices there was one practice where I had THE most profound spiritual experience, and I haven’t heard anyone talk about – it’s called dhikr. In my 20’s I was very much a seeker. I was trying to understand “why I am here?” and “what is my life purpose?” I was plagued with these existential questions very early on in my life. I was very much an avid reader and somehow, I had come across information on Sufism. If you are not familiar with Sufism, it is basically the esoteric branch of the Islamic faith. I honestly don’t know too much about any of it, other than I found that I resonated with the information that I did find. The main concept that I recall was that you polish the mirror of the heart so that the God within, reflects outward. That basic idea made so much sense to me. It really is about being a better person and working towards that inner recognition of your own divinity. Sufism is very different in that there isn’t a Church. This practice involves having a guru or spiritual teacher called a sheik. And the idea is that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. And I’ll have to say, if anyone is a Sufi and is reading this and I’m doing a horrible job at explaining it – I apologize. I feel I would never do a good job in trying to explain it – but I’m doing my best.

Anyway, eventually after I finished college and was out in the working world, I ended up meeting a lady who also studied Sufism. She and I would have conversations about it and eventually I ended up buying a few different books based on her recommendations. My focus on spirituality would wax and wane over the years. Some years later, I became focused once more on developing my spiritual side and so had begun doing one of the practices described in one of the books. A practice called dhikr.

Dhikr is basically where with every breath you think ‘God’ (for the Islamic faith – they would say Allah, but God resonated more with me). So instead of entertaining all these random thought in your mind, you just focus on God. The idea is that eventually, you won’t consciously have to ‘think’ of God, but God will just ‘sit in your heart’ and you won’t have to make an effort. I had only been practicing this for a short time – less than a week. So, one day I was driving down the road when suddenly I was overcome with what would be today – the most profound thing I’ve ever experienced. It is very hard to describe, but I would say it was like I saw everything for what it really was – and it was beautiful! I just remember I had this almost like full body orgasm go through my body and then I just experienced this overwhelming feeling of bliss. But it did not last that long, it was almost like I had a glimpse. It is hard to remember how it felt, but it’s almost like this veil dropped for a while and I was able to see the beauty in everything.

I had that experience over 10 years ago, even BEFORE my Kundalini activation. I suspect that when Kundalini is activated, and the crown chakra opens – that is the type of experience someone would have. But apparently, I like to do everything backwards! IF that is what it is supposed to feel like, then wow – what a state to be in! What I find so odd, is that even though I had that the most profound experience using that technique – I actually never engaged in the practice again.

Ultimately, I think the power in that practice is that you are actively engaging with the remembrance of your own beauty, your own inner divinity. To have just a glimpse of what that looks and feels like, was such a gift. As we walk through this life with blinders on, this false reality of what is ‘real’ I think to be able to see the beauty of life and all it’s wonder is something that we all aim to experience – real meaning. I think that is why I like to walk early in the morning and see the stars. It helps me to keep perspective and to see and remember what a vast and mysterious place that we live in.

In love, light, and gratitude,

Heather

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Healing Modalities Part 3 – Crystals

I wanted to dedicate a whole blog post to crystals because of their amazing healing abilities. After I was first introduced to crystals, I, like many of you probably reading this post became hooked! I became so enthralled and enchanted by these stunning beauties that I actually began selling them online. They are absolutely amazing and wonderful tools to assist us on this journey. Before we dive into it, it’s a good idea to learn more about energy and our emotions in order to understand how crystals assist with healing.

Emotions and Energy

First, you must think of it in terms of energy. We are energetic beings, and our energy varies from day to day. Our energy is impacted by a variety of factors, but a large majority of our energy is derived from our emotions. So, before we delve into crystals and how they work, we need to first understand our own energy.

Here is a list of some of the factors that affect our energy.

  1. Our own emotions

Once you reach a certain level of emotional understanding you realize that you and you alone are responsible for your own emotions and your own emotional well-being. These emotions are energy that impact our overall energy that we maintain and emit into the environment around us.

So, let’s look at a couple of examples. 1) You wake up and have a full week of meetings, deadlines, and presentations. You may be feeling stressed out, anxious, edgy, or irritated. 2) Day 1 of a two-week vacation – just you and an open expanse of beachfront property. You are probably feeling excited, relaxed, calm, and joyful. So, you can see how our emotional response to situations affect our emotional state and therefore our energy.

  • Home environment

So now let’s talk a little about our home environment. Can you tell a difference in your own emotional state if there’s a lot of clutter versus everything organized and clean?

I know that doesn’t necessarily apply to all people as clutter doesn’t impact some personality types, but there may be other examples for them – such as loud noise – such as television, traffic, etc.

How many of us have walked into a hotel room and just sighed and jumped on the bed to relax? Part of that is because there isn’t a lot of doodads, knick knacks, etc. everywhere impacting the flow of energy.

  • Diet/exercise

This is pretty much a no-brainer. Most of us are aware, at some level, of how we feel after we eat. As you become more self-aware, you may realize that you feel really lethargic and spaced out after eating a heavy meal at lunch (I’m looking at myself here). On the other end of the spectrum – you may go to a healthy retreat where the focus is on fresh, local, non-GMO, organic fruits and vegetables and realize just how amazing the food tastes and how your body feels invigorated after eating. And we all know just how great we feel after exercising.

  • Our focus

Social media, television shows, magazines, books – all these things that we give our attention to have an impact on us. Do you find yourself depressed after seeing the latest post from your friend on yet another vacation? Observe that seemingly flawless model on the front cover of that magazine and begin to feel deflated? Get anxious after reading that latest murder novel and run and double-check your lock on your door before going to bed?

  • Stars/cosmos

And then there are other things that we are impacted by for which we have no control and probably lack awareness of its existence. The planetary alignments, moon phases and incoming energies from the universe all impact us in various ways from being anxious, lethargic, to energetic and unable to sleep as I mentioned in my chapter on Being an Empath.

So, what does all of this have to do with crystals? These are all examples of how we, in our daily lives, are energetically challenged day-in and day-out through a variety of causes.

Crystals are one tool that we have available to us to assist us to become more in alignment with our true selves.

So How do Crystals Work?

As we saw above, we are highly variable in our emotions due to a variety of causes. Crystals, on the other hand, emit energy in a steady state. Their energy is constant, so when we are near these crystals, we start to resonate with their energy. Depending on the sensitivity of the individual – this can vary, but in general, within 3 feet is when we will be in their energetic field and begin to resonate with their energy.

So, by being in their energetic field, we are impacted. There are some things that I believe that can impact this as well – which is belief. Belief systems are a whole topic by themselves, but the power of the mind, the law of attraction – those all come into play here. If you strongly believe that crystals don’t do anything – then as you are a creator being – then that will be true for you. We create our own reality with our thoughts and beliefs. I’m reminded of people that have healed themselves through the powerful belief that they can.

And as you would suspect, different crystals emit a different vibration which is why different crystals are chosen to heal different issues. Some crystals are very high vibration – so you would not choose one of those for anxiety – as one example.

And just like the crystals are different, people are also different in their sensitivity to crystal energies. Some people can feel energy easier than others. And as you raise your own vibration, you will most likely will become more sensitive to energy and therefore to crystals and their energy.

In addition to affecting our energy through their resonance, just having a piece in our environment can instill a sense of happiness and wonder as we appreciate their beauty.

When it comes to working with crystals, it is always recommended to work with one at a time. One great idea is to buy a journal and start to document your experiences with each individual crystal.

Just as we noted above, there are many causes to our emotions and to our energetic state. It is a good idea to be more mindful of how your emotions shift and to be able to identify the cause. This will help you to better understand yourself and to help determine the impacts of the crystals versus the causes listed above.

I thought I would share a few examples of experiences that I’ve had with crystals.

Crystal Experience No. 1 – Azeztulite

My first story is about Azeztulite. Now I had not heard about this crystal before I experienced its energy. I was at the Tucson Gem Show walking around one of the show locations and as I walked by one stand with these white Azeztulite crystals – all my arm hairs stood up on my arm as I walked by. I thought that was strange, and I continued walking. As I walked by a second time, the same thing happened, so I decided that was a sign that I needed to take note, so I stopped to look at these crystals. These were white Azeztulite crystals. So, I decided to take some back to sell. When I got home, I took one and held it in my hand. I could feel the energy pulsating through my hand! It was powerful! If you haven’t heard about this crystal – I encourage you to research them and learn more about them. I believe that these crystals are very powerful and very important to use at this time to help us evolve spiritually.

Crystal Experience No. 2 – Large Quartz Crystal Cluster

For this experience, I was at the Denver Gem Show. There was a very large approximately 6-7-foot-tall clear quartz crystal cluster on display. I had seen this particular specimen before, and I decided to go in front of it and take a closer look. As I stood in front of it, I immediately started to cry! The emotion happened immediately – so I know that it was specifically due to standing in front of the crystal. So, to me, again, this goes to show you just how powerful these crystals can be. I believe that they work on our energy bodies, helping us to release stored up emotions. That was what I believe was happening here. I don’t think we realize just how much we have emotions bottled up inside of us that need to be released. If you ever get a chance, stand in front of a huge quartz cluster, and let it all out!!

Crystal Experience No. 3 – Sentient Plasma Crystal™

So now we are coming to my most recent absolutely exciting story! This is one of my favorite newly discovered crystals! I was at the Denver Gem Show, and I had been looking for some personal pieces for myself. I stopped at one booth and began talking to the salesperson. He ended up showing me some of these extremely clear quartz pieces. If you find very clear quartz, most likely it is from Colombia, and that was the case for this particular piece that I was looking at. This particular type of clear quartz is 93% pure quartz! There were several pieces there, but I picked up one that I was drawn to. I placed it in my left hand, and after a few minutes, I could feel the energy pulsating through my hand. It was incredible!

Later after I got home, I decided to meditate with this crystal. As I held it in my hand, I had a few different experiences. One was that I could feel energy moving in my face – it was a very odd sensation – around my cheeks. Then, I felt as if I could feel various beings around me in my room. In fact, I kept on opening my eyes, because I could feel their presence so strongly. Next, I had this very unusual vision of a crystal cluster – that was actually glowing blue from the inside. Now, I thought to myself that is very odd. And I remember telling a friend about that vision I had with this crystal. A few days I found some information indicating that apparently these crystals are not from Earth but are seeded from an ice planet and formed from water as opposed to heat and pressure. They were described as having a blue glow from the ice when they observed them at the source. How bizarre is that? Below is the article:

Sentient Plasma Quartz Crystal – Nick Newmont

So, this crystal was telling me about itself – which I found pretty cool! I have had a few more amazing experiences with this crystal. I believe it is very powerful and am excited to see what all it can do!

Those are just a few personal stories that I thought I’d share to give you some insight as to what you might expect working with crystals. It does take a while and a lot of self-awareness to be able to discern how the crystals are working with you – but you will get there!

How Do Crystals Fit into Overall Healing?

There are many different healing modalities that I’ve discussed in previous blog posts. Crystals have their place as strong healing tools. But it is also important to understand that there are many healing modalities and having a strong understanding of your inner world should serve as the base. I use crystals every day. But I also use other healing modalities as well. I think crystals have become so popular over the past few years because they are serving to heal us, to connect us with nature, to others, and to elevate our consciousness so that we can evolve and grow spiritually. If you haven’t yet explored the world of crystals, I encourage you to journey into this incredible world of wonder, intrigue, and magic!

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In love, light and gratitude,

Heather

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Healing Modalities – Part 1

I have so much to say on this topic that I will have to break this into several posts. If there is one message that I want everyone to come away from after reading this, is that anyone choosing to look at themselves and do inner work should be applauded, because it is definitely not an easy process. It takes a lot of courage to face our inner demons and look at unhealed parts of ourselves and be willing to accept that we can use some improvement.

I plan to talk about some what I consider to be “Core” healing modalities. These are foundational practices that I believe are beneficial and serve as a starting point for personal growth and development.

Traditional Therapy

By Traditional therapy – I am referring to seeing a counselor – either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or a Clinical Psychologist. I am sure they are called by different classifications in other countries outside of the US, but basically a practice where someone has trained in school. Traditional therapy is important because it serves as a way for an outside person to be able to look at us objectively and help us to understand our family dynamics and the filters on how we perceive things. Therapy helps us to break these decades long family patterns in our family lines. And the additional benefit, is that once we start to react differently, then others around us learn as well. Not only are we helping ourselves, but we are also helping those around us.

Most of us are not taught basic emotional awareness, so we just follow along with whatever happens in our families. Going to a therapist will help us better understand how and why we are reacting. One common thing that you might hear about is being ‘triggered.’ This is when someone says or does something to you that makes you upset. I used to suffer from this quite a bit. Now I know enough about myself to where I really don’t give a crap. LOL! But it is very freeing. When you realize that you and only you are the one that controls your emotional reaction to someone, why would you let that other person let you get upset? However, most of us have not spent the time and done the work to understand WHY we are getting upset. We just know that we are mad. Once you start to understand the WHY, then you can react differently and those WHYs can be any of 100’s of reasons.

When it comes to healing, traditional therapy is hands down the most profound healing treatment that you can do for yourself. It is not easy, but once you start to go and are able to express how you feel and have someone help you feel better – why wouldn’t you? At the end of the day, we all just want to be happy and be at peace internally. Going to therapy should be the first step on the spiritual path of self-awareness.

Exercise

Exercise is another practice that has so many overall benefits. I remember running and getting a ‘high’ from it and thinking, “oh my gosh, no one really talks about the emotional bliss.” Of course, everyone has heard of the ‘runners high’. But I don’t think most people truly appreciate the actual emotional benefits to exercise. I almost felt like it was this secret that no one really talked about. I think the hard thing about exercise is overcoming the inertia to start. In this sedentary lifestyle where many of us are at computers all day, I think a lot of us have become really lazy about actually getting up to do things. And yes, I am referring to myself here as well. The more we sit, the harder it is to actually get up and take action. At the very least, I really recommend walking to start. I walk my dog several times a week about 1 ½ miles. I walk very early in the morning – at 4:00 AM. To me, it is so emotionally balancing. My mind is free, I am just putting one foot in front of the other. I can see the stars which helps me put anything going on in my life into perspective. Then, once I get home, I already have a sense of accomplishment. Now I know a lot of people are not early risers and might be more physically impaired to walk and/or walk that far. But pick something that you can do and try to make it more of a habit. The main thing is to get moving. And once you start to gain a positive momentum, you will be even more motivated to continue because you will start to feel better. And don’t beat yourself up if you can’t get into a regular habit. I think a lot of times, we set these high expectations and then when life happens and takes us of course, we start to feel bad and give up.  But just remember, it’s a journey, not a sprint, so just keep on going!

Meditation

This is so hard for a lot of people. We are hard pressed to sit still and quiet our minds. As an action-oriented person, this practice is also difficult for me. So, I try to meditate for even just a few minutes. I think the earlier in the day the better before our monkey minds start taking off. For me, I find myself thinking during meditation and I have to make myself snap out of it. Guided meditations might be better for some people where you are listening to someone to help you focus your mind, rather than on your To Do list for the day. I have read that when you meditate, you actually impact your neighbors! The energy creates a type of coherence that impacts those near you. How awesome is that! Just think if we all meditated how calm we would all be!

Meditation helps us to calm our minds creating an inner balance. I think the more effort that we put forth in taking care of our mental and emotional states, the easier it is for us to go through our day and react to any situation that we might encounter in a better state of mind.

One App that I recommend is “Insight Timer”. There are guided meditations, calming music, music to help you sleep – all sorts of helpful tracks depending on what you are looking for. I listen to one 528Hz in the morning while I journal. My animals also feel the peace and become very relaxed while listening to it.

Visualization

I consider visualization a core practice that I don’t think too many people practice. When we visualize, we get to choose what we want to see. Most of us are going to pick something that we want to experience in our lives. Visualizing that desired image will create a positive feeling. I have heard when we create with our mind through our imagination, that it is created in the 4th dimension – it exists. Then it’s just a matter of time before it is created physically into the 3rd dimension. It is a practice that many professional athletes and sports professionals utilize. It is one of the tenets of Law of Attraction. The body can’t tell the difference if something is from imagination or if it is really happening, so it will also respond accordingly.I feel that visualization is important because when you think about how we go about our day and how we might focus on any number of different things, I think when you specifically make a point to focus on something that you desire, that puts your frame of mind in a positive state of expectation.

Journaling

When it comes to healing modalities, journaling is the one where I spend most of my time. It helps me sort out what I am feeling. I think oftentimes we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and we don’t really focus on what is going on with us internally. We might be short-tempered or be angry and not even know why we are acting a certain way. Journaling to me helps me keep track of what is going on inside. It helps me process what I am feeling. Journaling helps me reflect on the day, what experiences I have had, what I was feeling, and how to make sense of everything. Writing helps me to stay centered because I have spent time on where I am emotionally. If I feel I am degrading emotionally, I write down what is going on, I brainstorm on how I can feel better. I reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly. To me, it’s me checking in on myself. It’s an integral part of my own emotional health practice.

Dream interpretation

This goes hand in hand with journaling. While people would most likely not consider this a healing modality, I want to talk about it because during the spiritual awakening process, dreams become a focal point. I will have to write an article on this because there are so much to dreams. In this post, I will just touch on the basics.

If you are not paying attention to your dreams you are missing out on a key tool to better understand yourself. I think it is kind of funny how people don’t realize how much their dreams tell about what is going on inside. And I think it’s funny when people tell me about their dreams. I spend a lot of time on dream analysis. Your dreams give you clues about what is subconscious – and trying to bring the information forth to your conscious level.

Since my spiritual awakening process began, I have become better at understanding my dreams. I believe that dreams can tell us about what is going on internally.

Here’s a summary of what dreams can reveal, from my perspective:

  1. Subconscious fears
  2. Things that you are trying to process emotionally
  3. Past lives
  4. Pre-cognitive visions
  5. Astral experiences

Since I’m talking about healing modalities, I’ll focus on subconscious fears and things that you are trying to process emotionally. The other 3, I’ll save for another blog post. Over the years, I’ve been better at understanding what dreams are trying to help me process things emotionally vs the other types. It takes time, but if you spend enough time on the process, it will become clearer.

Your dreams hold tremendous value in understanding your inner world. The key to dream interpretation is to remember how you FELT. Did you experience fear? Dread? Anxiety? Sadness? By paying attention, dreams will help you understand things that you might not be consciously aware of. To me, it’s an integral, core part of healing. Some dreams may be reinforcing something that you are already aware of, and others might be bringing things to you that you have tried to suppress or ignore.

Once you identify the key emotion, then try to identify if there is anything going on in your life that has that same emotion. Any animal or insect that shows up is your subconscious mind’s way of bringing a symbol to represent your feelings. It is important to focus on how you feel about that particular image, but you can also look up general interpretations There are also some dreams where you may be aware, but not fully aware of just how much emotion that you feel about a certain topic. If you wake up from a horrible dream with an intense emotion – pay attention. These are intense emotions that you are feeling that need to be addressed as they might be causing you a lot of inner turmoil that you may not have acknowledged.

Yoga

I am by no means an expert, but I believe yoga is one of the core healing modalities that helps combine exercise and meditation. During yoga, my mind is quiet. I am focused on my body and how my body is responding to the movements. I feel the tightness, where I am holding onto stress in my body. Yoga helps center us, get us back in touch with our physical bodies and just feels good! Since a lot of us spend a lot of time at the computer, we really need to stretch. Yoga helps us deal with stiffness. Some people may prefer a class, some might prefer watching a yoga class in their own homes. Try whatever works for you. If yoga is too strenuous, just try stretching to start.

When it comes to healing, there are several different types of modalities. These might not all fit into the traditional definition of healing, but things that I think are the core foundation for overall mental, emotional, and physical health.

In the next post, I’ll go a little deeper into some practices that really go to that next level and are more intense healing practices.

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Heather

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Negative Entities

When I began to ‘wake up’ spiritually, one of the things that happened for me was that my 3rd eye opened up as a result of a Kundalini activation.

You can find articles related to Kundalini activation here:

Kundalini Activation – Through meeting Twin Flame

https://heatherburket.com/2019/04/21/kundalini-activation-through-meeting-twin-flame/

Kundalini Activation – Dreams, Snake Dreams and Twin Flame Dreams

https://heatherburket.com/2019/05/22/kundalini-activation-dreams-snake-dreams-and-twin-flame-dreams/

During the spiritual awakening process, there can be a lot of different things that happen, and so it can be overwhelming.

For me, I was confused because I knew I was experiencing things because of the connection I had with one person – and didn’t know the cause (eventually I came to understand that my Kundalini had been activated) and as a result of my Kundalini being activated, my 3rd eye opened which created a bunch of different experiences which I cover in this article:

Kundalini activation – Psychic Experiences

https://heatherburket.com/2019/05/22/kundalini-activation-psychic-experiences/

One of the most traumatic experiences that I had as a result of my 3rd eye opening, was interacting with negative entities.

People have different interpretations on the meaning of these interactions, and to be honest, I get irritated at a lot of people being dismissive and/or blaming the person for these experiences. I literally had PTSD for months after one of these interactions. I couldn’t even talk about it without getting upset. Now, having grown both spiritually and emotionally, I understand these experiences and I do not operate out of fear anymore, but that took me awhile to get there!!

When it comes to perspectives, again, I’ll reiterate that each person is entitled to have their own perspective. Perspectives are based on your own personal experience and understanding, and these can change over time. As I’ve mentioned before, people frequently seek out psychics because these experiences are not something that an every day person will have, so seeking out answers from friends, family members or even therapists is not always helpful. I scheduled psychic readings with 2 different psychics, for different reasons, and during my sessions, I asked them both about my experiences to get their feedback.

I’ll share what they told me after I talk about the specific interactions that I had. But before I go into that, let’s just talk about what exactly ‘negative entities’ are.

To understand what they are, you need to step back and look at things on just an energetic level. We live in a 3D world. There are other dimensions around us, but the beings in these dimensions are vibrating at a higher level and so we may not necessarily experience them. Psychics who are born with certain capabilities and with a particular soul journey have access to these dimensions and so they can experience things that a lot of us would not normally be able to. Most of us came to have a 3D experience and it would be difficult for most of us to go through the day and live this earthly life if we had spirits all around us talking to us day in and day out (and especially at night).

So, when your vibration is raised and your 3rd eye is opened, then you begin to have access to beings in these other realms, or dimensions.

So, what are the beings in these dimensions? Negative entities, angels, ascended masters, ghosts, and other ‘space junk’ as I call it. From my perspective, humans are all souls, and once we die, we go back into other dimensions and then just continue having another experience. There are all sorts of possibilities and to be honest, I don’t focus so much on that, I try to focus on my present now moment.

What are negative entities?

Negative entities are just energy that has been produced that is ‘negative’ in nature. These entities are not connected to God/Source energy and therefore, they cannot survive on their own. They need others energy to sustain themselves. They are generated from negative thoughts from humans. I’m sure there are other causes/sources for their existence, but that is all I know. I don’t spend too much time researching this, I’m just basing it on what I’ve learned through my teachers. This is one of the reasons why you want to make sure that you speak positive words, because words of a hateful, negative nature do create thought forms that affect the environment. One example I can share is when I was looking at homes to buy, I could feel the arguments from the couple that were selling the house. You could feel the anger there.

It is my personal experience that there are varying degrees of complexity of these beings. I’ll cover those in more detail below.

Negative entity experience No. 1

This was one of the first experiences I had after my Kundalini was activated. I remember going to sleep, the light in my bedroom was light enough that I could see, it wasn’t completely dark. Anyway, I saw this black blob, about less than 1 foot long, move across my body – like my chest/stomach area. Then, as I was turning over, I saw it dart down the side of the bed. To be honest, it startled me, but the overall vibe I got from this one, was that it was mischievous. It’s like it was being playful and sneaky. Almost like it knew I saw it and it was messing with me. I remember getting up to use the restroom in the middle of the night, and I saw this shadow hanging out in the bathroom in the corner. But as soon as I looked at it, it would disappear. What was funny about it, was that I had a small black rabbit at the time, and she darted into the bathroom and scared me!

I had started going to acupuncture around this same time. My acupuncturist had recommended that I see an energy healer friend of hers that performed reiki healing sessions. So, I scheduled an appointment and had the reiki session. Afterwards, the lady told me that I had two negative entities attached to me, but that she had asked them to leave. She told me she doesn’t always tell everyone, but she could tell I could handle that information. She told me that once Kundalini is activated – that you kind of ‘light up’ and draw in these negative entities, they are drawn to your light!

Negative Entity Experience No. 2

This is the one that caused me to have PTSD. One of the affects of a spiritual awakening is disrupted sleep. At the time, I started sleeping in the upstairs guest bedroom because I was always tossing and turning, trying to sleep. During this experience, I was in this odd state, which I now know is called the hypnagogic state. For me, I am always aware of my surroundings, that I am in my bed, but you are still asleep. It’s an odd state to be in. Anyway, I was in the hypnagogic state and I remember hearing this noise that sounded like claws on the wooden floor that leads to my guest bedroom. I remember thinking to myself, ‘that is odd, I know that I locked the dog downstairs, did he get past the doggie gate?’ and then that is when I saw this negative entity swirling back and forth near the ceiling above me! I was completely freaked out. I could not move. This ‘thing’ was just going back and forth, back, and forth above me. It looked like just two large black blobs connected, like one for the body and one for the head, but for some reason, I remember getting a ‘batlike’ energy from it. I’m not sure why. I remember being utterly terrified because I couldn’t move. It was like it had me pinned down or something? I am not sure. I remember trying to think of different beings to call on to help me, I remember calling Jesus, Archangel Michael and other beings and nothing would help. Finally, I remember eventually ‘waking up’ and coming to, and I was breathing so heavy, it was like I had just run 5 miles I got up and went downstairs and got in my own bed. I don’t know why I didn’t wake up my husband at the time, to tell him about it, but instead I just went to sleep.

Later, I asked a psychic about that experience and she told me that I operate in the hypnagogic state a lot and that when you are in that state, you are in their realm, you can see them, they can see you, but you can’t do anything. I can’t remember exactly what she said, but basically, it’s like a close call, because you have stepped into their realm, but you don’t have control of the situation. She explained to me that the next time I get into that situation, I just have to say “I invoke the I AM in me and I rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ and I ask you to leave my space immediately.” And that they must leave.  I learned through personal experience and I received guidance from someone who was more familiar with these types of experiences to navigate these experiences.

Negative Entity Experience No.3

One of the things that I’ve learned over time, is that you can pick up negative entities from other people and from places. So, if suddenly you have an experience with a negative entity, one of the things you may want to ask yourself, is did I just visit any place recently or did I interact with anyone? And that is what happened in this next experience. I had visited a relative and had an experience there, that I didn’t think too much about, but of course, when I look back, I see it now. One of the ways that negative entities can attach to you, is when your auric field is reduced. Alcohol is one way that your aura can be diminished and when that happens, negative entities can attach to you. I had a few drinks one night and I remember as I was getting in bed, I felt like something entered the room. I remember being a bit freaked out. I sense energy – that is my strongest ‘clair’ – clairsentience. I remember trying to half-ass get rid of whatever was in the room, by asking it to leave, but I obviously did not do a good job. I ended up keeping the light on while sleeping because I could sense it.

I traveled back home and later that evening I remember being in the hypnagogic state – where you are aware of your surroundings. I remember, I was lying on my side, and I remember feeling like something had grabbed me from behind and was growling, like a dog, I remember it felt like they were trying to pull me off of the bed and I quickly said my “I invoke the I AM in me and I rebuke you in the name of Jesus Christ and I ask you to leave my space immediately.” And it worked! After that experience, I felt so empowered! One of the problems that I see when people have experiences with other beings is that they act like a victim rather than step into their own power by trying to understand the experience – the ‘how’s’ and ‘whys’ and seek out people to help teach them, rather than live in fear.

Once I woke up, I immediately began to try to understand why I had that experience. I did some research and came across this video by Magenta Pixie, again – one of my favorite teachers, where she talks about asking if you have been somewhere recently as one of the reasons why you have may picked up a negative entity.

(66) How to release a negative entity from your sphere – YouTube

Negative Entity Experience No.4

This one takes the cake as far as how bad it was, but, again, as all experiences are, I finally got the message. I had been visiting with a person, and again, alcohol was involved. Although I still drink alcohol to this day, I understand exactly how alcohol can contribute to reducing our auric field and allow entities to attach to us.

I remember I went to sleep, and again, in the hypnagogic state, where I am aware that I am in my bed, but also still asleep and so can’t ‘move’. I had the same type of being, which was growling, and grabbing me from behind and this one was spinning me around in my bed. This type is like a dog or wolf is the vibe I get from these. I was trying to say my “I invoke…” but even though I was trying to communicate – through my mind and not my mouth necessarily, it was somehow preventing me from getting my words/intentions out. So, I could not get rid of this one. DANG!! I thought I had it figured out – lol! Anyway, eventually it got off me and I woke up. When I woke up, I was angry at myself for allowing this to happen. When it comes to spiritual growth, one of the things that you learn is about energetic boundaries. After this, I spent more time working with energy clearing and energy protection practices – which I do this to this day. I explain these practices in this video:

(66) Energy Clearing – YouTube

I’ve had various other experiences, but those are the main ones that I wanted to share. I do want to advise you if you stay in a hotel room, and are sensitive to energy, you may want to bring some sage spray or do energy clearing practices or bring some black tourmaline with you in order to clear the space.

So, what did I learn? After speaking with various psychics – Pamela Aaralyn and Magenta Pixie, I’ve come to have a better understanding of why I personally have experienced these things.

One, is that as a healer, you must be able to work in other realms in order to assist others with their own shadows. You have to walk both worlds – it’s very shaman like. And according to my readings, I have worked as a medicine woman, healer, in many past lives.

When you first start to open up your psychic abilities, you may start to experience things on the lower realms, and then as you eventually raise your vibrations, then you can experience beings of a higher vibration.

The spiritual awakening process can be scary, but eventually over time and with help I’ve learned to step into my own power and stand in my own sovereignty.

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In Love, Light and Gratitude,

Heather

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Empath Stories

This is my last article in my 3-part blog/video posts regarding being an Empath. In case you haven’t yet read my other article or seen my other video, you can check them out here:

Being an Empath

https://heatherburket.com/2020/05/17/being-an-empath/

Tips for Empaths – video only – you can just check out my YouTube Channel “Tropica Exotica”

In my previous article “Being an Empath”, I discussed one of the experiences that you may have is picking up on other people’s energy and their emotions – and not realizing it. This actually still freaks me out a little bit to be honest. So, I wanted to share a few of my personal experiences so that you can hopefully learn from my experiences. This was probably happening all my life up to this point, to some degree, however, I think because of my spiritual awakening, the abilities to pick up on other people’s energy increased. And I think as we continue to grow spiritually that we will naturally be more sensitive to energy. So, it’s important to learn about this concept.

Empath Story No.1

When it comes to picking up on ONE particular individual’s energy, I have to base it on my own personal experience. For me, it has been: 1) someone that I am close to, 2) someone who is also psychic (has psychic abilities) 3) possibly someone is not emotionally healthy – lol! And honestly, I kind of feel uncomfortable saying that, but that is what this first story is about. So, here’s what I remember. This was several years ago at a work environment at a very stressful time at the company. I remember standing up in my dining room feeling this very frantic, vulnerable, shaky, “I can’t do this anymore” feeling – which is totally not like me at all. At some point, I remember talking to my partner at the time who talked me through what I was feeling. I don’t remember the details of the conversation exactly, but basically, we discussed how there was one individual where I was working who had a reputation for impacting others – and not in a good way. People were fearful of them, were glad when they were not around – just in general someone who was not well liked. They explained how sometimes emotionally unhealthy people can impact others, and people like me, who are sensitive, may end up taking on these emotions and not be aware of it. They also explained how once the person who has been taking on these emotions, realizes it and releases it, that that “ENERGY” will move onto the next person. So as I began to process this, and actually get mad about it – both mad at that person and mad at myself for being a sucker and picking up on this energy, then I did release this and I could tell I felt better ONCE I realized that the emotions that I was feeling were not my own. Apparently, this is a well- known phenomenon in the mental health world.

Well, lo and behold, that is what happened. So, once I realized this and released these frantic emotions that I was experiencing, apparently another co-worker took on this energy (of course another empath). This person ended up in the hospital actually. They became so distraught that they were throwing up and not able to take their necessary medication and ended up in the hospital. When they came back to work, I explained what I thought might have happened and they were taken aback, but open to this explanation.

There are a few things that stood out to me the most from this experience. The main one is that the emotions that I had been feeling were actually very foreign to me. And that was one of the key learning experiences to me to help me identify if what I am feeling is truly MY OWN emotions or someone else’s. The best way to describe it would be frantic, shaky and very, very vulnerable. The other thing is I was frankly shocked at this whole concept that it actually CAN happen and that I allowed this to happen and could have kept on going through it and made decisions based on emotions that weren’t even mine! This was truly an eye-opening experience and I was thankful that I had a partner who could help me understand this.

Empath Story No. 2

This one deals with a Twin Flame connection that served as a spiritual catalyst for me several years ago. If you want to read more about that, check out these articles below:

Kundalini Activation – Through Meeting Twin Flame

https://heatherburket.com/2019/04/21/kundalini-activation-through-meeting-twin-flame/

Kundalini Activation – Dreams, Snake Dreams and Twin Flame Dreams

https://heatherburket.com/2019/05/22/kundalini-activation-dreams-snake-dreams-and-twin-flame-dreams/

Kundalini Activation – Psychic Experiences

https://heatherburket.com/2019/05/22/kundalini-activation-psychic-experiences/

The Twin Flame connection is a unique connection that involves a lot of telepathic and psychic communication. And at the time, I had never heard of the concept, so I was completely thrown off by the connection. At the time of this particular event, I had not spoken to him in over 6 months. So, one month, all of sudden I had a really hard time sleeping. I was experiencing a lot of anxiety that was spilling over into my sleep. In fact, my sleep was so disturbed that I had to take off several workdays that month. Additionally, I had purchased different types of OTC sleeping pills and experimenting with them and dosages to see which ones would work (not wake up groggy).Finally, at the end of this month, I received an email from my Twin Flame letting me know that they had been let go from their job (where I also worked). I was completely thrown off. That was their last day and I didn’t even get to say good-bye. However, ‘coincidentally’ a few days later, I went down to get a coffee and ran into them. They told me that they had been told at the BEGINNING of that month that they were being let go at the end of the month. They told me about the stress that they had been going through getting ready to move and get things lined out for their future.

Sometime afterwards, I began to think that maybe my sleep-related issues were related to them and picking up their stress and anxiety from losing their job? A few months later, I ended up doing a psychic reading with someone that I’ve since had multiple readings with and completely trust their abilities. A lot of times, newly awakened people, seek out psychics because they have so many experiences that they don’t understand and need guidance on. So, I would save up a list of questions to ask once I scheduled a reading. I asked them if I had been picking up on their energy and that was the reason why I was not sleeping at all that month? They told me that ‘yes’ we were actually playing ‘empath ping pong’ is how they described it and said that it is not fun. They said that the TF would get stressed out and basically I would pick up on their stressful energy and then I was stressed out because of my own struggles with my personal relationship and send that energy over to my TF and they would pick it up. I found that very interesting to say the least! I was actually very glad to have found an explanation as to why I was SOOOO exhausted because my sleep was so out of whack. It was truly a frustrating time.

Empath Story No. 3

This story has to do with a friend who has psychic abilities. I was driving into work one day, very early – like 6 AM and I had just been thinking about how everything was going okay. I was in a good state of mind, when suddenly, I just had this feeling like “I can’t do this anymore” and I started to have anxiety and dread going into work. I was literally about to turn around and drive back home. Then, the thought came to me, ‘wait a minute, I JUST started to have this frantic feeling, when I was fine just 5 minutes ago.’ And also, I realized that I had that same sinking feeling as I had in the first story – this frantic type feeling that was not ME. So, as I continued to drive, I started to do energy clearing work and just imagined white light coming down into my body and I believe I asked whatever energy that is not mine to leave my energetic space immediately. I started to feel better immediately. As I continued to drive down the road, I started to think about where that energy was coming from? What person’s energy was I picking up on? And then I thought, I wonder if it was one friend in particular. I know that we were both more on the psychic side, so wondered if maybe somehow, I was just picking up on her energy because she and I were probably just both more tuned in.

Later in the day, I contacted this person and asked them if they had, by chance, had some sort of stressful, anxiety causing situation to happen to them that morning? They said yes, and they explained to me what happened. I am not going to share the story that they shared with me, because it was personal, but it was definitely a situation that would have caused stress and anxiety. And I told them that I had picked up on their energy at that same time.

The Lessons

I’m sharing these experiences because if you are new to understanding that you are an empath, you may learn from my stories. Basically, if you are sensitive to energy, it is possible that you may have emotions that are not yours. Sometimes you can determine WHO you are picking up this energy from, but that won’t always be the case. Sometimes you have to do some detective work. And other times, I believe that I pick up on collective energy, that is not necessarily connected to one person. I’ll share one example on that. The other day, a hurricane was in the Gulf of Mexico – a category 4, which is a very strong hurricane with wind speeds of 140 mph. The meteorologists had said that it was going into Louisiana, even though it looked like it was headed for Texas. I started to have this foreboding feeling and I wasn’t for sure what was causing it. So, I grabbed one of my large pieces of black tourmaline and held it in my hand. If you don’t know, black tourmaline is a very well-known powerful crystal that assists in removing and dispelling negative energy. I sat and meditated and began to ask myself questions 1) is this energy I’m picking up from others fears? 2) is this feeling because I KNOW that the meteorologists are wrong, and it’s headed this way? As I sat with these questions, I began to lose the emotion of the foreboding feeling and began to feel a sense of calm again. So, the lesson for me was if I start to have a ‘run-away’ emotion, that is not within my normal range of emotion and matches what I am experiencing, then I start to question that maybe this energy is not mine.

For me, in particular, it seems that this ‘panicky, frantic’ feeling is not normal for me, so if I start to feel that way, then I realize that maybe this emotion is not mine.

The other thing that I have to talk about is the concept of boundaries. Boundaries, to me, are a few things and in this instance, it’s about maintaining your own energetic boundary. So, if you are picking up on other people’s emotions, it is also because you are ‘open’ emotionally and perhaps creating stronger energetic boundaries would be in order. I’m not an expert, by any means, on this topic, but as a result of these experiences, I have definitely begun implementing practices such as the ones that I mentioned in the article “Tips for Empaths” and that has helped me tremendously.

I sometimes wonder just how many empaths out there are experiencing anxiety and stress because they are simply picking up on other people’s energy and just don’t realize it?

This is not knowledge that we are born with, so we have to learn. And each of us has our own path to follow. For me, I know that these 3 instances taught me a LOT and as my most recent experience just happened, I’ve learned to quickly identify and address emotional distress that I’m experiencing that is unnecessary.

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In love, light and gratitude,

Heather

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Strength Through Unity

While many of us knew 2020 was going to be a big year, I know I was not personally expecting things to go down like this. Interestingly, normally I’m all about planning trips and fun things to do throughout the year, but intuitively – I was not even thinking about planning anything for the first half of the year. I wasn’t even entertaining the idea of travel.

So, what exactly is going on? We find ourselves in a Twilight Zone of sorts. I wake up thinking – oh yeah – everything is still on pause, everything is still unknown, uncertain …unprecedented times of chaos it seems. Financial meltdowns, self-quarantine, fear of not having enough toilet paper – just had to throw that one in there😊

Life is on hold, with no real clear understanding of what the future will hold. Will we be in this mess for months? For years? How did things turn so quickly? Have we taken everything for granted? Of course, we have. Most of us have not lived through extreme times. Yes, there have been financial crises, yes there have been outbreaks. But something that is sweeping across the globe so widespread, so unseen? Shutting down entire industries like travel, entertainment, even restaurants and stores? No, I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this.

So, what gives? I will offer my perspective on what is unraveling. I don’t know what is going on ‘behind the scenes’ as some people talk about. I don’t have any insight or any intuition on that. But here is what I do know. If something this BIG is happening, where it is impacting not just one ‘nation’ or just a few ‘nations’ and instead is impacting the entire world as we know it – then this is HUGE. We must understand that for those of us that have been awake, we know the TRUTH. We know the big picture. We have known that the Earth and its inhabitants have been under a control that’s nefarious.

We know that people are suffering unnecessarily. We know the systems have been set up for the majority of humans to struggle and to be poisoned through various means and then have big pharma charge us an arm and a leg to be ‘healed.’ We know about the GMOs, glyphosate, chemtrails, fluoride, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, EMFs.

We are aware of the desire to keep down our own inner awareness through various means – to do anything to keep us distracted from our own self-discovery of ourselves as infinite Creators. Through big sports, video games, porn. We try to escape our drudgery through alcohol, gambling, drugs, shopping. This is all on purpose. We are modern slaves, while the elite run the show. Half of the world’s wealth is owned by only 200-300 people. Let that sink in…

But it gets much worse than this. My soul’s purpose is not to focus on this extreme dark side that exists, but I would be remiss if I were to not acknowledge its existence. The dark forces on Earth have no concern for life, other than their own. And that is the basis for understanding that human sacrifice, sex rings and pedophilia is a huge part of their world. We, as human beings with a conscience – can’t even begin to understand it. I, as an extremely sensitive individual cannot spend much time on this aspect, but I am of the belief that it is happening and has been happening.

So how does this tie into what is happening now?

This battle between light and dark has been going on for some time. Many people who are still asleep, may not be aware, and still be living under the illusion of a false ‘reality.’

The Ascension process, or our spiritual evolution, is being triggered by energetic waves incoming from the Galactic Central Sun. These waves of light, consciousness, are reaching the Earth and its inhabitants. This energy is bringing light to dark areas. This darkness can no longer exist in this Light Energy.

The “Lightworkers”, you – reading this, have agreed to come to Earth at this time to assist with this Spiritual Evolution. You have heard the “Call” to help and answered this call as a Benevolent soul.

We have reached the apex of this battle between dark and light. It may be a rude awakening for many. If the ENTIRE WORLD has been thrown into chaos it is because it is not the ‘end of times’ it is just the beginning.

Old structures that do not serve must come down. Systems built on lies and greed must be righted. It is time for each and everyone of us to be able to live a life that is life affirming, not controlled and manipulated as it has been in the past.

So, what now? Have you ever had a life experience that humbled you? Made you appreciate what you had in your life? Made you open to your family, partner, friends or co-workers? Well now is that time.

This is the opportunity that we have been waiting for to open, to connect on a REAL level. No more mundane conversations about the weather or sports. It’s time to get real to ask “How are you doing? How are you REALLY doing? To hug – a real, genuine hug, (as appropriate)… an act of connectedness….

This is bigger than those layoffs that cost you your way of life, this is bigger than that hurricane that destroyed your home. This is about human connection. It’s about recognition of each and everyone of us as souls. When we look at each other in the eyes – it won’t be about fear because we realize that we have each other, because we don’t have a choice now – but to look each other in the eyes to connect. When everything is in chaos, we realize just how precious everything is. We aren’t distracted by our daily schedule or list of things to do. We stop. We give thanks. We reach out. We connect.

My desire for you is that you read this and take away a message of hope. I know it may seem as if there is so much unknown at this time. And while I acknowledge that, I also have faith in humanity that we can use this as an opportunity to finally really see each other and use the power of togetherness to continue our paths – in one of Love, Truth and Unity.

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In love, light and gratitude,

Heather

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Transition to Crystal Aura

I thought I’d share a little information about what I have learned about myself from doing psychic readings.

Auras are our energetic signature. Some people can see them. I probably could if I tried, but I honestly don’t spend too much time practicing this. From what I understand, there are various different colors and those colors have different meanings (and these can vary from one person to another). So, you may come across different information from different people depending on how they interpret the colors.

The person that I resonate with the most regarding reading auras is Pamela Aaralyn. In fact, her website used to be called aura reader.

If you have been in the spiritual community, you have probably heard of the term “Indigos” and “Crystals.” And recently, the term “Rainbow” has come up regarding groups of souls that have certain colors and associated traits.

When I heard of the term Indigos – that always seemed to me to mean these were the system busters, the people who didn’t agree or align with the status-quo. I regarded them as leaders, who were more aware of the BS in which our typical lives unfold. I think they question our typical lifestyle of trying to acquire a bunch of crap and work for years at unfulfilling jobs. And I believe a lot of these people were waiting for the systems to fall, and it hasn’t yet, so they are rebelling and not necessarily going after the typical jobs and/or they choose their own path – one that is more in alignment with their soul. Maybe they decide to work some, then travel. They may also believe in having a simpler lifestyle – not just settling down into a large house that they are tied to for 30 years.

And then there are the Crystals. These are the sensitive souls. They are the ones that are here to help heal. In fact, Crystals are the most powerful healing type of souls because they can absorb and transmute other people’s energy. This may be controversial, and my intention is never to offend anyone, but I believe that a lot of the individuals that have been classified as ‘autistic’ are actually some of these highly evolved souls known as Crystals. I believe that they come into this world and this world is so different, so low energy as 3D and it’s almost like a shock to their system on a lot of different levels. From sounds, noises, chemicals, as well as the violence that exists on our planet.

Back in 2016, when I did one of my first readings, Magenta Pixie told me I was born an Indigo and was transitioning to Crystal. At the time, I really didn’t know what that meant. I had heard of these terms, but I didn’t understand the whole concept of transitioning.

Later, I did a reading with Pamela Aaralyn and she told me the same thing, except she said I was an “Aquamarine” aura transitioning to Crystal. She also said that I would either stay 50/50 or I would completely transition to Crystal. She also referred me to an article that she had written called “The Great Spiritual Awakening.” I actually didn’t read that article until sometime later – but once I did, it made so much sense!

https://pamelaaaralyn.com/articles/great-spiritual-awakening-of-humanity/

According to Pamela, there was this overall plan for the Indigos to come in, blaze these new paths, and then the Crystals would come in, and help heal.

However, when the Crystals incarnated, a lot of them were not surviving to carry out the collective mission. So, the plan changed, for a lot of the Indigos, Aquamarines and others to transition to Crystal auras in order to keep the overall plan going.

What it feels like

Okay, so now I thought I’d talk a little bit about my own personal experience of what this has meant to me. I know I have always been someone who has been sensitive emotionally, but I’ve always been able to hide my emotions on the outside. I always kind of defined myself as a Scorpio with a poker face. I knew I was more sensitive on the inside – I just wouldn’t let people see that side of me. I would contain my emotions until I was in the comfort of my own environment.

However, I noticed in the last few years, I became VERY sensitive. In fact, I distinctly remember looking at a picture of a pink crystal on Pinterest and tears just started streaming down my face thinking that it was so beautiful. I think that was the first sign that I was like – okay, something weird is going on here. And as the months progressed, I started to get even more sensitive to stories – both good and bad. If it was a sad story, I would almost be traumatized and had some very tough times. Once I started to become more aware of this, I really, really backed off social media and my exposure to sad stories.

I would also get emotional to touching stories as well. The ones where the soldier reunites with their kids, the dog showing sadness when its owner died – I literally am getting choked up and crying right now as I even just THINK about this last scenario.

So, it doesn’t matter if it’s Pinterest, LinkedIN, Facebook – you name it, it has become a landmine for me emotionally. I have culled out friends that post sad stories, unfollowed everyone that posts anything remotely sad – even GOOD friends – I’m not kidding. I just can’t take it.

I’ve had coworkers start to tell me a sad story and I’ll start crying FOR THEM. It’s not even my situation, but I put myself in their shoes and just feel horrible. Now, I know this is an issue with boundaries – and I am working on that.

Food

The emotional aspect has been the toughest. But the other aspects are becoming more sensitive to everything in general. I have noticed that I go through phases of my body becoming sensitive to chemicals. Here are a few examples – I have tasted preservatives in a popular low-calorie alcoholic beverage (I won’t name names here). All I could taste was the chemical.

I used to drink coffee with flavored creamer – it began to taste like chemicals to me, so I stopped using them.

When I eat eggs, I only eat organic, I’ve eaten eggs at someone else’s home, and they didn’t use organic eggs and the eggs tasted horrible – I couldn’t eat them. Sometimes cheese (like normal shredded cheese) tastes like plastic to me. Sometimes the smell of meat smells like a dead animal to me and makes me want to gag.

So, your body becomes more sensitive to chemicals and preservatives. Recently I ate a meat kielbasa that was made with gluten. I did not realize I was sensitive to gluten and had a very bad reaction that had me out for a least a day. At one point, I was doubled over with stomach pain.

If this is happening to you – you will need to listen to your body, your body will start telling you what is and isn’t okay to eat.

Sensitive to Crowds/People and Certain People

I have periods where I cannot be in crowds at all, like I might have an anxiety attack. And in general, I avoid crowds by going early in the morning or shopping online if I must be around people. My backyard has become my personal sanctuary where I recharge.

At some points I have felt like my energy almost rejects other people sometimes – like I don’t even have control over it. It is like my tolerance for other peoples BS is at its limit and I just can’t do it. To me, if they aren’t in alignment with my own energy – them my energy won’t have anything to do with theirs.

I’ve also felt the need to be alone – a lot!

Clothing

Another thing that I’ve noticed is that certain fabrics get on my nerves. If fabric feels slimy or itchy – like it has some sort of synthetic fibers – then it gets on my nerves. I’ve heard a lot of people end up having to wear only organic cotton. It really depends on the persons level of sensitivity. I find myself only wanting to wear super comfortable clothes – not anything uncomfortable or anything irritating to me – it can even be the style of clothes – such as long flowy sleeves.

Electronics

I have noticed that my dining room lights seem to flicker after I’ve had energy treatments and my energy is higher than normal. I usually just put out a few grounding crystals such as black tourmaline and hematite to even out everything. Recently, my car battery went out – I’m on my 3rd one and my car is only 4 years old, so I’m really wondering if I’m draining the energy out of it? I don’t know.

The spiritual awakening process overall to me is about becoming more self-aware. The more that we wake up and become in tune and in alignment with our true nature, then our surroundings and our experiences inevitably change. The key is to take note and follow your own intuition and guidance. There you will find your own sense of peace.

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Here’s a video where I discuss this topic:

In love, light and gratitude,

Heather

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Dark Night of the Soul

I want to talk about this concept because I feel that this might soon be happening to a lot of people. And of course, this is my perspective, other people will have their own unique experience.

My awakening began in earnest after my Kundalini activation in Nov. 2014. You can read more about that in my previous articles – Kundalini Activation through meeting Twin Flame and Kundalini Activation – Snake Dreams, Twin Flame Dreams.

The phase called “Dark Night of the Soul” will be different for everyone, but for me the Kundalini activation began a process where the energy began clearing blocks in my chakras – which takes time. For some, the activation can lead to enlightenment right away.

So as this energy does it’s thing – a lot of soul searching activity goes on. For me, this led to a lot of researching online and through reading books.

A lot of people somehow quite mysteriously, all seem to come across the work of Dolores Cannon. In case you don’t know who she is, she was a hypnotherapist who worked with clients who eventually began telling her some very interesting things that she documented through books. I had read one of her books “The Three Waves of Volunteers” and I had begun reading another one of her books called “The Convoluted Universe” and it was probably for the me, the straw that broke the camel’s back and thus my Dark Night of the Soul began in about March/April 2016.

It’s hard to remember the pain, and even harder to describe the type of pain that I was in.

I actually talked to someone else who had a Kundalini activation and they experienced the same – except for they had more of an enlightening experience after they experienced the “Dark Night of the Soul.”

I feel like it was my ego trying to die, but it wouldn’t, or couldn’t figure out how to make it happen. My friend said that they just surrendered, but I apparently did not know how to do that.

To give context to what is happening internally, I think I had been reading and digesting these various perspectives on “reality” and it all came to a head while reading Dolores’ book.

Some of these concepts included the perspective that “I am God, I create my own reality”. So this understanding to me, really affected my psyche. And I’m not a mental health professional in any way, so I may be totally off base here, but that is my perspective.

I don’t think we appreciate how much our psyche is impacted by our core beliefs. I always had this perspective that there was this “God” out there that I could pray to when I was down, that “had my back.” And now, it was like, well what now? Do I pray to myself? It’s just me??

Not only that, but I had also learned about the Earth’s true history. I had never really understood the concept of Jesus (I’ll do another post on that another time) and I thought the whole Adam and Eve story was weird, but I think I had always believed in humans, the normal story.

But since my awakening began, I had learned about the Annunaki, the Ancient Builder Race, our connection to other galactic races as “Starseeds” incarnating here on Earth, the Reptilians running the show as the Elite. I had learned about the beings from Lyra, Pleiades, Sirius and the Extra Terrestrial beings living here on Earth. So my whole identify and my place in the Universe and how I fit in had been turned upside down.

These two main concepts – I am God and I am not who I thought I was and our place in the Universe is vastly different than what I thought – I believe these were what finally caused me to have my Dark Night of the Soul.

I felt like I had nothing to stand on, my foundational beliefs had been demolished.

I remember I literally felt like I was falling while I was laying on my bed. It was this out of control like feeling and it was terrifying. I remember it felt like a series of mini nervous breakdowns – like each one was getting worse.

I felt this internal struggle going on – like my ego was trying to die, but I wouldn’t let it die. I just remember it was an internal pain like I had never known before.

But, my ego did not die – and I did not achieve ‘enlightenment’ which is what happens to many people after this process. If you are in the Spiritual Community, then you are probably very well aware of the people that have reached a certain level of enlightenment. I consider them my teachers. However, I believe that they are not always the best people to assist others because they are so far advanced – they almost become unrelatable. And I think that is partly why I kept myself at a certain level – in order to help those that are just in the process of waking up.

I believe 2020 is going to be one of those years where people will be forced to wake up – and probably rather abruptly.

These past years of these energetic waves that have been washing over the Earth – they are packets of Consciousness that are bringing darkness to light. We have to deal with our inner demons, this energy is not letting up. The time is up for those that have refused to look within themselves and address their traumas. Many of us have had years to process and work on ourselves and achieve a certain state of inner balance.

My hope for those that are still asleep is that they are able to navigate what is coming with as much assistance and guidance from those that are leading the way through this Great Awakening. Wayshowers – I believe our time is here.

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Feeling Energy

One of the reasons I started this blog was to help provide answers/assistance to others on a Spiritual path. When my spiritual awakening happened, my Kundalini was activated which ended up opening me up pretty rapidly to psychic experiences. This included being very sensitive to energy. Things were kind of confusing at the onset, because I knew ‘something’ had happened related to my Twin Flame, but at the time I did not know it was a Kundalini activation nor did I know what all would happen. But one of the things that I started to experience was related to ‘feeling’ things and I thought it was connected to my Twin Flame. It was all very confusing. But before I get into more details about that, I’m just going to break down the various different energy experiences I’ve had and my current beliefs on what these experiences mean. As always – follow your own intuition for if my information resonates with you or not.

One of the frustrating things about this process is that it is hard to find information about what you experience. The way that I have learned is through listening and watching other people’s videos and reading books. However, a lot of the times, people will just throw out a nugget in the middle of an interview, or it is on a video where people are just asking random questions – so you end up just picking up information by chance. And good luck if you remember what video it was you were watching or what minute in the interview in case you want to go back and refresh your memory. So, I’m trying to develop articles about topics and name them appropriately so people can find the information that they are looking for – at least that is my hope…

  1. Energetic rushes throughout my body

I started to experience this actually before my spiritual awakening. My dog of 14 years died in December of 2013. In dealing with the grief, I would sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and freak out realizing that he was gone. During those times, I would feel this energetic rush go throughout my body and I felt ‘love.’ The energy felt warm and comforting and definitely made me feel better. I always thought at that time, it was a sign from by dog, Bailey, that he was with me. Years later, I was watching a video by Psychic Bob and he said that these energetic rushes are your spirit guides way of raising your energy when you are in a low vibration due to grief/sadness. I thought that made sense. It’s comforting to know that we are receiving help – especially when we are going through hard times.

  1. Goosebump ‘touches’ or ‘Truth Bumps’

This was one of the experiences that I first had that was really confusing. I was always feeling like someone was touching the top of my forearms. Again – since I knew everything was happening because of meeting my twin flame, at one point I thought it was him touching me and it was freaking me out. I would look down and find this little round patch of goosebumps. From what I understand, that is your spirit guides and what they do is temporarily lower their energy in order to match yours in order to communicate with you. They are also called “truth bumps.” I’ve also experienced these while journaling and thinking about something and my spirit guides will ‘touch’ me to give me a ‘yes’ to what I was currently thinking. These experiences kind of come and go at this point. I still experience it, but it was very prevalent early on after my kundalini activation.

  1. Feeling light, no physical ‘body’

One of the ascension symptoms that I have felt is that when we get these incoming energy waves, sometimes I’m lying on my bed and I feel like I don’t have a physical body. It’s a very odd sensation, that is kind of cool, so when it’s happened, I’ve kind of just sat with that feeling. It’s like your body kind of disappears and you have an awareness of yourself, but the density of your physical body has lessened.

My body must have adjusted to the energy, because I haven’t felt this in a while, but it was very cool.

  1. Energetic Dust Bunnies

These are kind of funny. I came across that term at some point – and it really is apropos. Sometimes, I’ll feel almost like this little energy ball rolling down my arm. I believe that it is other people’s energy that has just kind of made its way into your energy field. I’m not exactly sure why, but my gut instinct is that that person might be relying a little bit too much on you, so their energy might just ‘stick’ on you. This is one of the reasons I’m an advocate for clearing your energetic field on a daily basis. It’s just a good practice.

  1. Physical touch – Hand on my arm

At one point, I had an Out of Body Experience and I remember as I was going back into my body, I remember thinking – oh, gosh I’m sliding down the bed, I’m going to run into my dog. That is when I felt this literal hand on my upper arm, grabbing me. I remember feeling freaked out and thinking “Please let me go, you are scaring me.” And then I felt the same energetic rush throughout my body after my dog had died like Experience No. 1. It felt like love and comfort. Later, I asked a psychic about this experience and they told me that when you go out of body, a lot of times, it’s a difficult transition to get back into the body, so your spirit guides have to help you sometimes. The energetic rush and feeling I experienced afterwards was them trying to let me know it’s okay – that it was them.

  1. Energy sensations – tingling – face

I am working with a crystal right now called a Sentient Plasma Quartz Crystal. There isn’t much information written about it. But, one of the things that I experience when I hold it and meditate with it is that it makes my face tingle. I’m assuming that it is moving energy. It feels much like when you feel your 3rd eye tingle when you meditate, except this is on my cheeks.

  1. Energetic rush – shape of a human

This is a cool one. I’ve felt it several times, and I felt this one quite recently. It’s an energetic rush that comes from the outside into your body, that is in the shape of a human, and sometimes it feels like they are hugging you. This is different than the energetic rush that goes through your body in Experience No.1. This one comes externally INTO your body. I believe that these are tied to people that we are involved with. I am not sure if it is their higher self or if it’s just their energy coming to you. But I believe that even though our ‘human’ selves might not physically be with one another, I believe our energy can have a will of its own and go where it damn well pleases – lol! I also feel that this experience happens when there is some deeper connection with another person. Maybe their 3D ego self acts like they are not interested, but either their higher self or some aspect of them has a different idea. So maybe they decide to come visit and give you a hug to let you know that they care about you.

  1. Psychic cording

Psychic cording is when we form energetic connections to other people through our chakras. These connections are not all bad, but sometimes they can be when other people have an unbalanced energetic pull on us and can drain our energy. We form them through our bonds with other people. So, I had this one experience where I actually felt someone cord to me. I feel like my whole spiritual awakening process is one big lesson. And I learned a lot from this particular experience. I think that are some people out there that are psychic, and they don’t know it, and they don’t know how powerful they are. In this case, I don’t think this person was actually aware at all of what they were doing – but I definitely think it is a pattern for them. I also learned that I apparently don’t have good energetic boundaries – lol! So, this person, was in general, emotionally needy. They looked at me very strongly and directly and the next thing I know, I feel this tug at my sacral chakra and I immediately felt sad and energetically drained. They had corded to me!!!!!!!!!! Of course, being naïve at the time, I immediately interpreted my experience to mean that ‘we must have had a past life together’ that’s why there is such a strong connection! However, later I realized no, that was someone cording to me and so I went through the process of cord cutting. Another energetic practice that I recommend on a daily basis.

  1. Scratch on face/touching

At one point, I woke up in the middle of the night because I felt what resembled a fingernail scratching my face. Needless to say, it was unnerving. My dog does sleep in the bed with me, but he was not the perp. I turned on the lights and honestly think I kept the lights on the rest of the night. I am not sure what that was – a ghost? What was funny about it, is that I keep a huge piece of selenite on my nightstand to keep spirits away from me while I sleep. However, I just HAPPENED to have left my large selenite piece upstairs the same night that happened. Coincidence? I don’t know.

Another thing that people might experience is someone touching them. I have not had this experience, but I have family members who have. I believe that these are ghosts. They are just trying to get your attention. I personally would be doing some activities to get them out of my house – but that’s just me – to each their own. I have a portal in my guest bedroom upstairs – so I know ‘spirits/entities’ come into my house, but I keep the energy clear in my home through various practices.

  1. Electrical currents

Okay, so this is an odd one. One of the people that I feel is very connected to the spirit realm and who is gifted in helping other through their tools, is Cassady Cayne. I started following her work and purchasing her tools back when I met my Twin Flame. She has a lot of great energy clearing tools. One of them is a meditation to listen to. While I was listening to it, the first time, I literally felt these electrical currents go down my back. I have no idea how this stuff works – but something was happening! I’m assuming that it was energy being moved in my body where it needed to be moved and/or energy clearing that needed to happen. It was very unusual, and I’ve only experienced it that one time, while listening to one of her audios.

  1. Warming sensation

I also experienced this while listening to the same audio by Cassady Cayne. In fact, in the audio, in the exact moment that I felt something – she asks, “Did you feel that?” It was an audio that was clearing the chakras, and when the audio came to the heart chakra – I felt this energy sensation much like when you put a healing ointment on – such as Ben Gay where it’s kind of a cool burn. Again – I believe that this is clearing out energy.

Kundalini Energy

  1. Champagne bubbles in sacral chakra

Before my Kundalini energy unwound, I had this experience of this bubbling type sensation in my sacral chakra area. I came across an article that described this energy experience as “champagne bubbles” and that is EXACTLY what it felt like. I only experienced this for maybe a couple of days before my Kundalini was activated fully.

  1. Kundalini ‘whip-like’ energy

Okay so this is an odd one, and not sure a lot of people will experience this, but if you have had your Kundalini activated, one of the things that can happen is that your body may jerk involuntarily. I’ve read different ways in which people may experience this – some people may have uncontrolled hand movements. For me, I have had these experiences where I’m laying in bed, and all of a sudden my entire body jerks and is lifted off of the bed rather violently and the best way I can describe it is whip-like, because it’s just quick and short. I noticed that this coincided when we had very strong energy waves. This happened a few years ago, and I haven’t had that those experiences recently. All I know is that it is related to Kundalini energy. I haven’t studied it that much to be honest. And that is one of the things – we just read and pick up what we can, there is just so much going on during a spiritual awakening – and it isn’t like you were taught about this growing up.

  1. Hyper energy

This is another experience related to Kundalini. Again – it’s very personal to each person, but I remember literally dancing around my house for 3 hours straight. You have all this energy and you don’t know what to do with it – so I ended up just dancing. However, the next day, I remember I couldn’t get out of bed – lol! I believe that you need to try and regulate these energy bursts – maybe through more structured means like running a bit, walking. Not going full on like I did and then burning yourself out.

So those are some examples of the various things that you may being to experience related to energy. I think it’s great that there are people out there that understand what the meaning is when things happen – however, that really hasn’t been my experience. I experience things and then try to figure out the meaning. I hope what I’ve shared has helped you if you are

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Perspectives

Perspectives are like a**holes – everyone has one…..

Just a little humor here – as we all need this going through the spiritual awakening process. In this article I want to cover the concept of “perspectives” and one of the most helpful things that assisted me regarding this concept. When you start to awaken spiritually – you naturally begin to open up to a lot of new ideas and concepts that you had no clue about. As this happens, you seek out others who share the same outlook and beliefs that you do.

The basic concept that was most helpful to me, was a statement that Magenta Pixie said during one of her videos. She basically said – we create our own realities, so all perspectives are correct. This idea seems so simple, yet it was profound to me. That concept helped me SOOO much in my spiritual journey. When your world has been turned upside down and everything that you thought was true and “real” – turns out to not be true at all, and all you want to do is to talk to people about it, you get this frustration level built up because no one else in on the same page as you. It leads to some REAL frustration. All you want to do is to talk about your spiritual experiences, aliens and control systems but other people aren’t there yet, and so they don’t understand what you are talking about.

I always used to feel like, “I’m right, come on guys, this is the Truth” and I would get frustrated even talking to other people who didn’t share the same outlook. Once I heard this view by Magenta Pixie, it gave me such a sense of relief and allowed me to release all of that frustration I had felt.

It also allowed me to view things in a fundamentally different way – to allow other people to have their own experience without judgement.

This was a real paradigm shift that happened in my head. It was PROFOUND! This concept is based on the tenets of “law of attraction” – which is that we create our own reality. We create our reality through our thoughts, words, actions, and most importantly through our feelings. So just because someone doesn’t share the same outlook as you that’s perfectly okay!

The Law of Attraction is one explanation to address our experiences here on Earth, but another concept that we need to consider is of “Blue Prints” which I covered in this article.  This ties in because we may also have a pre-planned experience to have here on Earth in addition to what we create through the Law of Attraction.

So let’s take a look at a few examples at how this plays out.

Scenario 1

Someone gets killed in a car accident

Person 1 – Perspective: Doesn’t believe in God, souls, or reincarnation.

They are extremely upset, thinking about that poor person’s situation, how their family feels. They almost ‘own’ that sadness, thinking that could have been them.

Person 2 – Perspective: Believes in God. Believes in Heaven and Hell

This person is sad, but they have faith and don’t understand the reason ‘why’ that happened, but they are okay, because they have their faith. Believes that was God’s will.

Person 3 – Perspective: Believes that we are co-creators as “God” and that we create our own reality (law of attraction). Believes that souls have Blue Prints to experiences they will have on Earth.

This person feels empathy, but believes that we don’t know why that soul chose that experience and so doesn’t engage in trying to understand why that happened. It isn’t their place to understand or know what that soul was trying to accomplish by having that experience.

Scenario 2

Someone gets an incurable illness:

Person 1 – Perspective: Doesn’t believe in God, souls, or reincarnation.

They don’t understand why this would happen to such a nice, kind person. They are extremely upset and feel that this person never did anything to deserve to suffer in this way.

Person 2 – Perspective: Believes in God. Believes in Heaven and Hell

Believe that they don’t know why this person got such a horrible illness, but it’s God’s will. God works in mysterious ways.

Person 3 – Perspective: Believes that we are co-creators as “God” and that we create our own reality (law of attraction). Believes that souls have Blue Prints or plans of certain experiences they will have on Earth.

This person’s perspective is very different than 1 and 2 above. They believe that the person created this illness through their thoughts words or actions in this lifetime. Or, they believe it was a “blue print” or plan for that soul to experience. The key in this last perspective, is that once a person is ‘awake’ and ‘aware’ that they are “God” – they can create whatever they want. So they have the power to change that blue print. They know that they are “Sovereign”. In some cases, it may be that soul had a desire to experience an incurable illness for a bigger purpose. And we may not know what it is, but the key is to always have compassion for whatever that experience may be.

All of these perspectives are okay. No perspective is wrong or right. Each person creates their own reality through their own THOUGHTS, WORDS, ACTIONS, and FEELINGS.

At then end of the day – to me – the question that we need to be asking ourselves – is does this perspective make me feel better or worse?

When you have a different perspective than another person, it’s important to be present, be open, and always respectful of that person’s perspective – even if they are not respectful of yours. What I try to do, is to listen, and if I feel that they might be open to a different perspective – I might offer mine. However, I will always try to say it in a manner that I feel they may be open to hear. It’s important to communicate to others in a way that is not accusatory, but rather, state it in a way where it’s not personal, but more general and more reflective.

One term that has resonated with me, is the concept of looking at things from a “multi-dimensional’ perspective. When we look at things through that lens – generally, we are looking at things from a higher perspective. In this 3D reality, that is one dimension. If we look at ourselves as souls and our higher selves, that would be another dimension – which could be the 5th dimension or higher. So that perspective would be considered ‘multi-dimensional.’

As you awaken spiritually, your perspective may change dramatically and it’s important to understand that as your views change, the people in your life may not get ‘your reality.’ And that’s okay. Just be patient and allow others to have their own experience.

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