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Programming & Deprogramming

Natalie —  November 16, 2010 — 3 Comments

Last week American’s honored veterans of war for their service to our country.  From tribal civilizations to modern time the warrior has held a critical role in the evolution of nations and human rights.  A friend who served in World War II shared his wartime story with me some years ago.  He was in a naval boat off of the shore of enemy territory, ready to follow his first orders, when the war ended.  It was less than twenty-four hours before his training was to be put into action.  He had spent many months preparing for combat and a specific clandestine operation.  His training included methods that accessed his psychic capacity and programmed his mind to view the enemy in specific ways. He was grateful to see the war end yet felt deflated.  He would never be able to complete the mission.  As I recounted this bit of history to a friend last week he reflected on it, “In the old days, due to time of transport, soldiers had time to deprogram the programming they had gone through to prepare for their mission.  Today military personnel don’t get the same grace period for deprogramming.” 

From the psychic perspective a program is a way of operating automatically in response to a given situation.  This program may be something we are taught at home, school, church or through any social structure that maintains a framework for civil interactions.  Alternately, we may create a program ourselves in response to an experience that is repetitive or traumatic, conditioning us to a certain reaction that helps us survive.   A warrior must hold fast to programs that are counter to their natural human curiosity and compassion in order to survive.  These programs require them to follow orders and to defend their country while honoring the rules of international warfare.  When the soldier’s mission is done, they return to civilian life and the programs are no longer needed.  Yet often they have not been erased from the soldiers psyche. 

The repetitive nature of programs and their root in our survival instinct gives them powerful influence over what we create in our lives.  They are trained responses to specific circumstances therefore they often outlast their effectiveness.  We rarely take the time to replace or erase old programs.  The result is that they keep operating unconsciously.  Programs that aren’t relevant to our age or circumstances block us from creating better outcomes and contribute to repeating experiences we don’t particularly like.  The hook that makes programs so powerful is a combined physical-emotional imprint.  We feel fear and our body responds in a certain way to the emotion.  It may be as simple as averting our eyes to avoid looking at the person whose energy disturbs us. 

While we may not relate to the specific programs a soldier activates, we all have programs operating in our lives.  In relationships they may be reflected in how we express our desire to be loved or demonstrate our love.  In the work environment, a program may automatically suppress our natural power, the result of experiences that made us believe our power would threaten our ability to maintain gainful employment.  Longstanding programs are rooted into our energy field at a much deeper level than behavioral based actions.  They are operating at a spiritual frequency that requires outside assistance to deprogram.  After we deprogram an outdated auto-response we can consciously apply elevated skills in order to experience an upgraded reality.

Reading Your Energy Body

Natalie —  October 27, 2010 — Leave a comment

The Chakra Body

The term chakra refers to one of seven energy centers in the human body, each reflecting specific vibrations.  As a clairvoyant reader and healer the information I see in a person’s aura is connected to these energy centers.  They reflect the area of your life that is being drawn to attention for healing.  Getting to know your chakras is like looking at a map of your spiritual guidance as reflected by the body.  When you feel a sensation in your body such as tingling or tension, whether it is pleasurable or uncomfortable, it is an indicator that there is something your spirit is trying to draw to your attention.  The chakra association can help you interpret the message your energy body is speaking. Chakras vibrate subtly different information to different teachers.   The following list is my understanding of the chakras which can always be found through a link on my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

Seventh chakra (crown) is our connection with the Spirit/God.  It contains information on how we show ourselves to the world (our persona) and the energy of understanding.

Sixth chakra (brow) is where we experience our intuitive guidance and analytical mind.  Here we see, imagine and have knowledge. It is from here that we see ourselves in the world relative to others.

Fifth chakra (throat) is our communication space, how we express ourselves.

Fourth chakra (heart) is where we give and receive love.  It vibrates the energy of affinity for others and the Self.

Third chakra (solar plexus) is our core personal power.  It is where we experience self-worth and activate will (how life force energy is manifested into physical form).

Second chakra (abdomen) is where our creation energy lives.  It contains our emotions, sexual energy and capacity for manifestation.

First chakra (root – base of spine) is where we ground to the earth.  It holds the energies of safety, security and our basic food/shelter survival needs.

Soul on a Journey

Natalie —  July 25, 2010 — Leave a comment

On July 7th I set out on a visionary journey to explore my next step.  I left Colorado and drove through Wyoming and Utah, stopped to stay for a few days in Nevada, then continued west to the San Francisco Bay Area.  From a regal old mansion in Berkeley, California I explored my surroundings and gave clairvoyant healings.  Now after a meandering drive through Napa Valley wineries, Redwood National Forest and Ashland Oregon I’ve arrived at my family’s ranch in the coastal mountain range of northwest Oregon.  My intention has been to stay open and listen deeply to my inner guidance every step of the way.  For the journey my spirit asked me to pause the weekly blog postI walk in trust, allowing the insights to simmer in my heart.    The universe has been gracefully supportive of my sojourn, connecting me with magical people and places.  I look forward to sharing more with you when the time is ripe.

Namaste (the light in me sees the light in you).

Moving Forward

Natalie —  July 2, 2010 — 7 Comments

At times I get stuck in a pattern of belief that my mind can derive the bottom-line truth in a given situation.  Yet my brain is just a measuring device for the sensory messages it receives from my body.  The body sends messages that are interpreted by the mind through the senses of sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste.  The mind takes these bits of information makes a conclusion, and then asks us to do something about it.  The spirit uses different points of reference to calculate the best way to move forward.  Our intuitive guidance system taps into a non-physical knowledge that can also lead us safely through life experiences. 

Last weekend I was climbing Mt Yale, a 14,000 foot summit in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Hiking at altitude creates sensations in my body that are interpreted by my brain as repetitive signals to “stop, turn back.”  The lack of oxygen and steep terrain challenge my lungs, muscles and circulatory system with forms of resistance that feel life threatening.  I hike at high-altitude to experience a sense of mind or over matter, to somehow prove my mind wrong by overriding its interpretations with a higher truth.  I know I can do it.  I know I will survive. 

On the ascent I can briefly distract my mind with the sight of aspen and pine trees, the sound of the gushing glacier-melt creek, the smell of wildflowers and conversations with my friend.  Yet the distraction is always temporary as my mind continues to want to regain control of the situation.  Hiking Mt Yale I was conscious of my spirit experiencing the hike.  When my body began to feel exhausted and my vision was a bit dulled, to the point where I didn’t see every rock on the trail, instead of feeling fearful that I would stumble, I noticed my spirit was guiding me.  I saw with clarity the parallel existence of how my mind interprets its experience beside how my spirit interprets the experience.  Both are equally capable of providing guidance that keeps me safe.  The difference is that when I’m listening to my spirit it is not concerned about reaching the summit or measuring the energy left in my physical body relative to what is required to get me to where I need to go.  My spirit is present in the moment.  My spirit says, “I am moving forward.  I will keep moving forward.  I want to move forward.”  

Mind-body measurement of our experience is 100% in the physical/material realm.  The challenge is that the mind does not know how to interpret intuitive information.  If the message it’s receiving from the body contradicts intuitive guidance the mind goes to battle with spirit and tries to override the spiritual knowing in an act of physical self-preservation.  The mind does not know how to interpret the emotional indicators beyond the physical sensations they generate, pain or pleasure. 

Next time you notice that your mental and spiritual guidance are in conflict, acknowledge both the indicators from your physical body experience and what you know intuitively.  Let this awareness of the source of data help break gridlock that can keep you stuck.  The mind is not the final truth.  It is one source of information available to you.  Intuition offers insight that can help us move forward when the mind is resistant.

In today’s world the analytical mind is king while trusting intuition is judged as emotional and subjective.   This cerebral approach to life attempts to figure things out and feel in control.  Recent natural and man-made disasters have drawn to our attention the reality that humans do not have control over planet Earth.  We can forecast the weather and volcanic eruptions, build dykes to protect us from tidal changes and use science to perform feats such as drilling for oil at great depths of the ocean, but this does not put us in control of the forces of nature.  As long as we are not personally impacted by a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or tsunami we are able to live in denial, believing that technology will save us from the realities of our environment.  Our belief in science has distracted us from true intuitive power that comes with alignment to the vibration of the Earth.

The human body is amazing in its capacity to understand and process an exceptional quantity of data.   We have unintentionally detached from our primal-sensory nature through educational programming that validates the analytical mind combined with the many conveniences science and technology provide.  Opportunities to touch the Earth and feel its pulse are not part of our daily lifestyle.  Because of this we’ve lost contact with a facet of our intuitive capacity, experiencing a sense of separation from Mother Nature.  When we take time to be in non-manmade environments we increase our access to inner guidance.  A hike, mountain bike ride or work in the garden, saturate the visual auditory and sensory facilities with a neutral form of energy.  Nature is chaotic and extremely organized in a material as well as spiritual sense.  This reminds us of the invisible aspects of our Self. 

By immersing in the Earth’s vibration we tune-in to a primal side of our human nature.  The aspect of our energy that can sense when lightening is about to strike, as the hair on our arms stands on end.  In the city we are swallowed up in a stream of news, whether it is fact, fiction or entertainment, it draws our attention away from our inner guidance.  It keeps our focus pointed externally rather than internally.  Mother Nature is the ultimate cleanser of psychic space.  Her wild wide-open spaces download the information inundation that has clogged our receptors with predominantly useless data.  The simple act of being in nature, regardless of the activity or inactivity of our body, can be an intentional form of meditation.  When we see a hawk, daisy or the bark on an aspen tree we presence ourselves to beauty, resilience and simplicity. 

The fire hose of data constantly inundating our life can be exhausting and overwhelming.  It makes us want to crawl back into our shell, tune-out, take a break.  The most vibrant place to take that break is in Mother Nature.  Connection to the Earth’s vibration helps us align to the part of ourselves that is chronically being overridden by an analytical minded environment.  Mother Nature offers us a healing of sensory overload and provides clearer access to our inner guidance.  Let us receive her gift.

Our second chakra region just below the belly button is the energy center where creative and sexual impulse originates.  To create life as a human requires igniting the primal sexual drive.  Many naturally intuitive people first learn to read from their second charka as it is the emotional space where we feel people and experience empathy.  When feeling into someone by reading from the second chakra it is nearly impossible to stay neutral.  We tend to get taken away by matching the emotions of the person we are responding to rather than seeing their situation from a balanced loving perspective.  When we encounter a person who is having a similar experience to one of our own, they can activate recessed feelings from our past and trigger a state of pain, grief or other empathetic emotion cycle for a period of time after we’ve felt their energy in our space.

To maintain our own stability, when responding to a friend in need of compassion, we learn to read from our sixth chakra, the center of head space between our ears and behind our eyes.  In this space we have clearer access to our own information and can maintain the balance and strength needed to be present for a loved one who is in an emotional state.  If you find yourself mirroring someone’s emotions, imagine taking an elevator up from your second chakra to your sixth chakra.  When you arrive in the sixth chakra you may need to claim your seniority and clean out anyone else who is energetically hanging out in your psychic space.  Often people who aren’t confident in their own intuitive capacity see our intuitive strength and hitchhike in our space to access that information.

The second chakra is also home to our sexual energy.  We learn to read sexual energy in others to gauge prospective mates and gain a sense of safety in relationships.  Many people are unconscious of their sexual energy and blame unwanted sexual attention they receive on the person showing them interest.  Yet often the sexual attention we receive is a reflection of how we present our energy in the second chakra.  We subconsciously learn from our parents a certain setting for our sexual-creative energy.  The resulting response from others may or may not provide the desired effect.  As they say, it takes two to tango and our power resides in self-awareness.  Cultures also have different boundaries for sexual energy.  In some cultures open expression of sexual energy is seen as disrespectful and inappropriate, while in other cultures it is normal.

When you sense someone’s sexual energy, if it feels like a violation of your comfort zone, consider whether it is the natural way this particular person carries themselves or if that energy is actually directed at you.  If you are clear that the energy is directed at you and you are not interested in it, then you may want to communicate that directly or visualize some form of energetic protection for yourself.  Imagine a rose in-between the two of you to filter any energy that is not welcomed and neutralize it.  On the other hand, it can be interesting to notice when energy you were previously taking offense to has nothing at all to do with you.  It is simply that person’s boundaries are different than your own.

The second chakra offers us a first primal feeling oriented way to read others intuitively.  As we develop our intuitive awareness, we learn that there are less disruptive ways to see.  Take a step back and notice the intention of unwelcomed sexual energy before coming to a conclusion.  Practice taking the elevator to your sixth chakra next time you find yourself taking on the emotions of another, and experience the inner peace that neutrality brings.