Be Your Own Guru

There comes a point in everyone’s spiritual path where we need to look to own inner guru for answers. We all seek guidance external from ourselves from time to time, from experts in a particular field or friends that we know and trust. Ultimately, when it’s all said and done, the only one who can truly answer your questions is you. Why is that? Because only you know your truth.

Think back on a time when you received advice from an ‘expert’ be it a medical doctor or a therapist or a spiritual adviser or a friend. Did you feel that they weren’t quite hitting the mark? That maybe they were missing something because deep down you knew the answer lied in a different direction? And when you did receive the advice that was right for you did you feel as if bells went off within you signaling that yes, this is right for you? That’s because you’ve always known what path you’ve needed to take. Only you know what feels right, what resonates with you and what doesn’t.

Frequently I have clients that come in for a Reiki session or an Angel Card Reading and ask for guidance on career, health, relationships or other significant areas of their life. They look to me or to Reiki or Angels to answer all of their questions. Guess what, we can’t. Only you can do that. We can highlight areas to explore, point in a particular direction, give you some breadcrumbs to follow but ultimately, the answers you seek always lie within. I know, frustrating, isn’t it?

But think about it this way, you have your own, walking, talking guru built right inside you. You don’t need to spend a ton of money to get other people’s input because deep down you know what feels right for you. In almost every Angel Card reading I do the cards point the client towards doing inner work, meditation, spending time in nature, quieting the mind so that the soul can flourish allowing clarity to come. This can be challenging for the client to hear because they want someone else to tell them what to do. Where’s the fun in that? Think about your free will, would God, Angels, etc. respect your free will if they were to constantly give you all the answers you seek? Where’s the joy in learning your path, discovering your own truth, falling and picking yourself back up again?

So how do we listen to our inner guru?

This does require some practice. First get to know what feels right for you and what doesn’t. Certain people, places, environments, foods, etc. – learn what feels right for your soul, what makes you happy and what makes you want to run and hide. Start to get in touch with your inner guidance. If it’s something that doesn’t resonate with you it can feel like a gut-punch, anxiety or a need to escape. If it feels right then you’ll be at peace and never want to leave. It’s also important to distinguish between your own anxieties and those of others. See my Getting Out From Under The World and Feeling Anxious Lately? articles for details.

Secondly, meditate on your third eye chakra.  The third eye chakra houses our ability to see things clearly and is located above and between our eyebrows. This is also where our psychic senses can become unlocked, i.e., clairvoyance, clairaudio, claircognizance, clairsentience. This eye sees the truth in all things and contrary to art depictions, this eye doesn’t look out into the world, it actually faces us and looks within. Because in truth, all the answers we seek lie within. Meditate on an eye shape a few inches away from you in front of your forehead area and slowly envision this eye opening up to show a beautiful cobalt blue iris looking back at you. You’ll be amazed at the clarity that follows.

Sending you many blessings, light and love,



Getting out from under the world

I encounter many clients who are energy sensitives and don’t know it. Energy sensitives or clairsentients or empaths are folks that can absorb the energy around them. They are overly sensitive to crowds, loud noises, potent smells and caffeine – just to name a few. There’s a great website that outlines the many traits of a clairsentient.

Many clairsentients become overwhelmed by the world around them. They unknowingly act as sponges for energy, especially negative energy and often feel a literal weight on their shoulders as they carry around energy that’s not theirs. Because they are so sensitive to their environments their natural state is to ‘swallow’ negative energy so that it’s less volatile. This makes them feel heavy, depressed, sick, tired and they often suffer from mood swings as they pick up and carry others’ emotions.

When they come to my office I can immediately see that they are carrying energy that doesn’t belong to them. They physically feel strain and pressure on their head, neck and shoulders. Like the world is weighing down on them. They are often quiet, timid and feel victimized by the negative people and environments that surround them. What they don’t realize is that they have an incredible power to control and change their environments by using this same gift.

Clairsentients have brilliant, intense energy at their core. If they focus on the bright light within, specifically located at their solar plexus chakra or their belly button area, they can expand that light out to beyond their bodies and into the environment around them. So instead of holding the environments within they can take their inner light, visualize it expanding out and with practice can completely clear entire rooms, buildings and beyond.

This is a dynamic shift that I’ve seen with many of my clients where they turn from victim to hero and see their gift as a way to clear away negativity vs. absorbing it. They no longer shy away from harsh environments but welcome them as an opportunity to make the world a better place.

Additional tools to aid the clairsentient: black tourmaline crystals to be worn on the body, sage smoke, Archangel Michael and sea salt baths.