Hey there, fellow adventurers on the ADHD rollercoaster! If you're part of the dopamine fluctuation crew, you know the drill. One moment, you're laser-focused and motivated; the next, you're chasing butterflies down a wild tangent, lured by the glitter of a new idea. Welcome to the world of constant surprises!
So, let's dive into the chaotic yet strangely beautiful symphony of regulating dopamine levels with ADHD. Spoiler alert: it involves structured routines, positive reinforcement, exercise struggles, and stress relief through interpretive dance. Yep, it's a wild ride, and you're not alone on this rollercoaster.
Picture this: creating a structured routine is like building a sandcastle as the waves roll in. Exciting, right? Well, maybe a bit too exciting because, truth be told, sometimes I'm so jazzed about planning the routine that I spend more time with color-coded calendars than actually sticking to the plan. It's a bit like building that sandcastle while running back and forth to the calendar – a workout in itself, at least.
But here's the thing, fellow dopamine dancers – routines are our secret weapon. While they might feel like wrangling a herd of energetic cats, they bring a semblance of order to the chaos. Sure, planning might be more thrilling than executing, but we're making progress, one step at a time, even if it's a dance step back to the drawing board.
Now, let's talk about positive reinforcement. Setting up rewards for completing tasks can be a game-changer or, in my case, a binge-watcher. Picture this: "Finish this task, and you get to watch one episode of your favorite show." Sounds reasonable, right? Well, fast forward, and suddenly, I've mastered the art of the season binge while my to-do list gives me the side-eye.
Enthusiasm is fantastic, but sometimes we need to rein it in. It's like riding a wave – exhilarating but tricky to control. So, let's master the art of measured rewards, fellow dopamine surfers. It's all about finding the balance between the joy of accomplishment and not waking up in a binge-watching haze.
Ah, exercise – the holy grail for dopamine regulation. The struggle is real, my friends. Putting on workout clothes is like announcing to the world, "Get ready for a sweaty spectacle!" It's uncomfortable, it's daunting, and yet, it's crucial for our dopamine dance party.
However, once you get past the initial hurdle (or the mental gymnastics of convincing yourself that leggings totally count as pants), it's a game-changer. Cue the brain waking up and shouting, "Finally, some dopamine!" It's as if a switch flips, and suddenly, you're ready to conquer the world. Of course, that burst of energy doesn't always last. But when it does, watch out; one workout class might turn into a trilogy – because why stop at just one?
Managing stress is a dance of its own, and sometimes, my moves are rather unconventional. Ever find yourself singing a random song at the top of your lungs or engaging in an impromptu interpretive dance to relieve stress? No? Just me? Well, unconventional as it may be, it works for me!
Here's the thing – stress relief is personal. It's about finding what resonates with you, even if it involves belting out the '80s hits or twirling around the living room. Embrace your uniqueness, fellow dopamine dancers. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to stress relief. What matters is figuring out what you need and letting your quirks shine.
In the whirlwind of regulating dopamine levels with ADHD, we're not aiming for perfection; we're aiming for progress. It's a wild ride, but with self-nurturing and a toolkit of quirky strategies, we can navigate the chaos. So, fellow dopamine dancers, as you venture through the peaks and valleys, remember – you got this! If you need some extra encouragement, I have created a course on mastering your mind so you can master your life. I know you can do it!
We can see physical boundaries everywhere in life: this is my country, this is my house, this is my side of the bed, that’s my vibrator. You get the idea, but we never really talk about our spiritual boundaries, our energetic boundaries or what I like to think of as our little “cocoon”. Heck, most of us didn’t even know that this space existed, let alone that we are in control of this space. That’s where the power lies.
In this post, we are going to learn what your spiritual boundary is and how to create one. So let’s get started.
Before doing this work, I had no concept of boundaries-- heck I’m Italian, we all function and live in a giant bowl of soup. Minestrone soup. We feel, sense, and predict most people and most things that orbit around us. The only time I think anyone had a boundary in my family was if they were pissed off. Then all walls were up and no one was getting in -- or out. Until dinner time, because well, you know, then we’re all in our happy place... and who wants to waste an incredible meal in a shitty mood?!
In some ways living this way feels very fulfilling because you are never alone, but that’s not always a good thing. It was especially satisfying when everyone was hanging out, having a good time - laughing, telling jokes, playing cards, gossiping, and of course, planning our next meal.
Often turning to mentorships and support groups can be a great way to help you move forward with this new frame of mind. Setting boundaries is paramount to your mental health, and speaking with like-minded people who are also on their own paths of self discovery could be inspiring to help you keep going. If organized religion appeals to you, this is when looking at Christian Business Incubator reviews could point you in the right direction.
But like the tide of life, it’s not always high. You see, the thing is, when you're all open and acting as part of one big soup, everyone feels it when one of them goes down -- when someone starts to sink to the bottom of the bowl. And that’s where things get ugly. No one likes to be pulled down from their happy place. This is when creating healthy energetic spiritual boundaries can really help your own emotional state. In fact, I find it even more powerful and fulfilling. Because you can finally start to be yourself and be in the middle of this bowl of soup. Like a nice chunk of potato or a hearty carrot. There’s no need to end up as much on the bottom. We want to be more like minestrone and less like split peas… Alright, enough with the soup metaphors!
Take a moment to watch my video here about Boundaries You Didn’t Know You Needed.. I share tips as well as my experiences in a short video. (Just in case your get tired of reading 🙂
So how do we create a spiritual boundary and maintain our autonomy?
First, you want to become familiar with our own energy.
So sit down, focus on your breath and take your time here.
Relax and release any tension in and around your body. Meditating is best for this so you can become familiar with your own frequency. You need to recognize normal when you feel it so you can hang on to it. Notice any sensation around you. If your eyes are closed you may see a frequency, or feel a tingling. Now take a quick scan to see if anyone’s energy is in your field.
Start from the bottoms of your feet moving along your spine checking in with each chakra.
Now, if you notice other people's energy in there, you want to purge that.
I’ll check in with my Root chakra which is at the base of my spine between my legs. As I bring my consciousness into this space I look around to see what pops up, again no judgement and don’t worry about if this is real or just my imagination. Let’s say I get a vision of my neighbour between my legs (Wait, that was my dream last night) They're not supposed to be there! To purge this energy, I can imagine that she, or he, is the color grey and visualize this grey color leaving my energetic field.
Now, I repeat this process with all my chakras.
Once I’m clear, once I start to feel a little lighter and brighter… I bring in more of my own energy.
Again I do this by imagining white light coming in through the top of my head until I feel full and bright. I imagine my aura, my cocoon, as a beautiful golden container. Now, I create an item just outside of my field so I can visualize where my energy ends and someone else's begins…
I like to think of it as a boundary instead of protection because believing I need protection makes me feel like I should be worried about people intentionally trying to hurt me. When I create a strong boundary, I can do it without the fear. I find it’s better than “protection”.
So how did that process feel?
Knowing these boundaries allows you to keep unwanted energies at an arm’s length.
It’s the energy equivalent of saying, “no” which is so hard for some of us to do. When you establish this spiritual boundary it allows you to not get sucked up in gossip, or a friend’s judgey side, or even when the world around you feels very negative. This awareness of your boundary allows you to keep this out and let you have a more fulfilling life experience.
These are just some tips I use to start to activate my spiritual boundaries, but if you want a guided meditation and worksheet to help you to purge old energy, you can find that information on my website and remember all of these are free to anyone with a mystical membership. IF you are not a member, and you should be, there are still free ones for you to try so please check it out.
I hope these tips can start to help you feel safe and cozy in your own energy cocoon.
Remember you are not your thoughts, your emotions, or your body. You are light!
Until next time,
I’m Marisa Grieco, Your mystical guide.
Do you ever feel like your brain is so full that you're about to explode? As if the simplest things seem to feel like they are moving farther and farther away from you? You're not going crazy -- okay maybe a little - but aren’t we all? This feeling, this sense of bewilderment, just might be your Earth Star Chakra. It could be clogged. Stay with me and in this post, I’m gonna show you how to clear, connect and reactivate this chakra.
I don't know about you, but recently I found myself walking into rooms and forgetting why I even went in there. Or I put my phone down or my keys somewhere, and suddenly, I can't figure out where I put them. I start to feel overwhelmed. My emotions, anxieties, my frustrations all start bubbling up. And I even have physical sensations. My knees and hips are sore, I’m bumping into things. I know, it sounds like a combination of ADD, old age, and day drinking. But it’s not. I discovered that my earth star chakra was blocked. And when I cleared it, a lot of this went away.
If any of this resonates with you, it might be that your earth star chakra is disconnected, blocked, or just simply underused. Let me share what I did to connect and activate this earth star chakra -- as soon as I find where I put my coffee.
First, what the hell is the Earth Star Chakra and why might I just be hearing about this for the first time? Well, it's probably because you're ready!
The earth star chakra is actually not located in your physical body but around 6 to 12 inches below your feet, in the etheric realm (the first or lowest layer in the "human energy field" or aura. It is said to be in immediate contact with the physical body, to sustain it and connect it with "higher" bodies).
The Earth Star chakra helps you to ground your entire chakra system and your energetic light bodies into the planet. I know! Who knew?
Activating this chakra creates the strongest foundation for you to properly lift and connect with your higher self and the higher dimensions. It is so powerful that it has its own magnetic force that pulls down these higher frequencies into your light body. As you expand energetically and surrender your old ways of being, whether that's an old belief, an old program, or simply other people's energy you will become brighter. The brighter you become, the more in sync you become with the natural heartbeat of the Earth, and the faster you will manifest your dreams. So start to get clear on your intentions and release your old baggage, cause it doesn’t serve you anymore. Baby things are gonna speed up- energy, vibration, and frequency determine everything.
Take a moment to watch my video here about Unblock your Earth Star Chakra. I share tips as well as my experiences in a short video. (Just in case your get tired of reading 🙂
Now as you start having more energy and light coming into your physical body things are gonna start to shift. You're getting an upgrade! Your DNA, your bones, cells, and even your nervous system. That's why this takes some time, you are adjusting. You're becoming one with your light body. How fun is that? It's all starting to make sense now.
Not too fast though, you may experience some side effects.
Nothing to worry about, but just be aware of what's going on. Of course, if you're having serious health issues go see your doctor.
Some of the things that I experienced were tingling and twitching in the legs, especially at night- super fun for my husband. It can help to have a weighted blanket...(cause you're finally getting the energy moving..Yay) Then I experienced either hot flashes or getting super cold almost like having a 24-hour flu. But I was just releasing old programs that came up. I also became more aware of belief patterns that weren’t exactly mine but were passed down from my ancestors. I’m mean I know they meant well, but...c'mon!
The cool thing is, you no longer have to be trapped in this loop de loop. You can heal and clear this dense energy. It’s just not good for you anymore. Trust that if it's loving and important it will come back.
I know, exciting, huh?
So how do we balance our earth star chakra? Well, it’s pretty simple, actually- through intention, movement, and meditation.
An easy thing to start with is to just get outside! Set the intention that you would like to connect with the earth star chakra. It's that easy. Take 4 deep breaths and bring your focus to the bottoms of your feet. Feel each foot as its energy expands down into the earth star. Like the roots of a tree. Connecting to a beach ball. Feel the energy and deepen your connection. You are starting to awaken a new energetic point in your field.
Try Yoga or qigong. I like the Mountain Pose. It's simple and easy - just stand with both feet planted firmly on the ground. Lift from the top of your head and ground through your feet; firm up your thighs, spread your toes gently and press your shoulders back. Stand like this for about 30 seconds to a minute. Feel or imagine your energy connecting to the Earth Star chakra.
You could also get a foot massage. Just ask your kids, or husband, or if all else fails, your neighbor. LOL
Sit quietly and visualize your column of light coming down from the cosmos through your higher chakras going down into the top of your head, through the center of your body, and out the base of your spine to the earthstar chakra. Imagine your earth star chakra becoming brighter and brighter as you bring energy and light to this center. Then allow the column of light to go through each layer of the earth until it reaches the iron core. Notice how this new connection has anchored your entire energy system into the earth. Now that you're plugged in, feel how much more light you can hold in and around your body. Pretty amazing isn't it?
Listening to 68.05Hz sounds.
This is the Earth Star chakra's frequency. By playing music on this frequency you can stimulate its growth and activation. I like to use a headset.
Before we jump in, I know a lot of us like our crystals as well. I listed a few that may help you to connect and visualize your earth star chakra. Here are just a few examples- Obsidian, black tourmaline, Jet, Amber, Clear quartz, Aqua quartz, and the Merkaba star crystal. But again, do what resonates for you.
I hope this helped you get a little more grounded. If you would like to take this process a step deeper, you can download the corresponding worksheets and a guided meditation. They are all available for immediate download on my website.
Until next time,
I’m Marisa Grieco, Your Mystical Guide
Have you been polishing your crown lately? No, not your literal crown, but your Crown Chakra. Keeping this chakra clear and aligned is the key to beginning your manifestation journey. And it has a lot more to offer you than a real crown. So let’s get started.
When my crown chakra opened, I didn’t know what the side effects were. I just woke up one morning and I felt as though my mind had been wiped clean-- there was no beginning or end. I was just… present. At first, I was a little scared because this feeling was new to me. I was so used to having my mind running on autopilot, bumping into old programs and releasing crazy chemicals like adrenaline into my body. So when I felt open and clean, I was scared that something had happened to me. Did I drink something? Did I eat something? Was I abducted by aliens and then wiped clean?
What the heck was happening???
I took some time to do some research and that’s when I realized that this is the starting point. It’s in this space that I began to merge with my higher self. I’m the one that writes my path, my manifestations. I’m no longer just a puppet in the game of life waiting to see how things are going to play out from my limiting beliefs and programs.
Now, I know that I’m not free from all my old programs, but I have begun to create just enough space for a new choice and new possibilities to manifest….lol. Now enough about me.
What is the Crown Chakra and why is it so important?
This is our seventh energy center that is located at the top of the head. It is violet in color, or sometimes white. Its symbol is a circle with one thousand petals. It is known as our spiritual connection, free will, enlightenment, wisdom, and universal consciousness. In essence, it is our highest potential!
The crown chakra is the veil between the physical and the spiritual.
When it’s open; we feel as though we have a direct connection to the higher realms. Meditation allows us to activate this center, bringing our sense of awareness to expand. We no longer feel identified with the limited physical body. We’ll simply see it as a vehicle for our light to use while living on this planet.
When I guide my clients to begin their healing journey, this is the first center I open up and connect to—allowing high-frequency light to enter through this point. This helps to nourish and replenish the body, the mind, and the spirit. As the energy flows down through to the other chakras, we are beginning to bridge the physical and the spiritual world. Clearing out the old and making room for the new.
The cool thing about the crown chakra is its influence on the nervous system, the muscular system, and your skin. That’s why you appear more illuminated when you do more and more spiritual work. You know when someone “lights up a room”? This is because this chakra is in alignment.
When this chakra is working, you may receive transcendent ideas, much more expanded than your limited mind could have ever imagined. Pretty cool. This is also where you receive your downloads. Now we’re talking!
It’s also from this space where we begin to call back our spirit, our energy that is stuck in other dimensions of time and space. It’s also the doorway for you to begin channeling other beings. I know we’re getting pretty deep now. When you're ready to take that dive with me check out my new Mystical Membership which is actually on sale right now for $12.99/month.
So how do you know if your Crown Chakra is blocked or under-activated?
Well if you feel like you're running in the frequency of doubt, fear, and vulnerability, your crown chakra is most likely blocked. Especially if you feel disconnected from your higher self, meaning you feel alone. Do you lack inspiration? Do you feel like you're split in two, where your body and spirit are disconnected?
Do you come from the mindset of scarcity, not having enough, feeling as though you must collect as much as you can in order to survive and feel safe? Maybe you have the need to control everything and everyone around you. If any of these symptoms resonate with you it could be that your crown chakra is just blocked. Which is okay, that’s why you're learning and growing...you're waking up!
Take a moment to watch my video here about Tips to Unblock your Crown Chakra. I share tips as well as my experiences in a short video. (Just in case your get tired of reading 🙂
Here are some tips to try to open up and activate your Crown Chakra:
Put your headset on and listen to the Solfeggio frequency of 963 Hz.
Or you can sing the tone of “OM” and the sound of “Eee”. When I do this I like to feel the vibrations in my head. These sounds will match the vibration of the Crown.
If these don’t resonate with you another key is silence. Simply sit in a quiet space and focus on your breath.
Start with sitting in a comfortable position, now gently rub or tap the top of your head in a clockwise circular direction. Allow your eyes to focus at the lower forehead between the eyebrows. Imagine now that your spine is a hollow tube made of glass. Now imagine this tube being filled with a brilliant white light coming down from the cosmos.
Allow the light to flow down into you through your crown chakra. Feel the light spiraling down your entire body. And filling you up.
As you begin to feel this, repeat “I am one with the light.”
Start to enjoy this warm feeling as it saturates your entire being, inside and out. Let every cell be infused by light. Think of the light as a manifestation of your higher self, and allow yourself to be at one with it. In this state of oneness, you may begin to hear your intuitive thoughts and inspirations. Be grateful for this connection. After 10 minutes, take a few deep breaths and open your eyes.
Some more tips I suggest-- you’ve heard me say them before-- include healthy eating, exercise, like yoga, and setting your intentions will also help speed up the process.
Now as you begin to open your crown chakra you may start to experience some pressure or tingling at the top of your head. This is just the new frequencies entering into your field. We’re also activating your Pituitary Gland. This master gland controls hormones such as Insulin, Cortisol, and Melatonin. So this is going to help your visions become brighter and stronger.
So these are just a few tips I like to use to open up and activate my Crown Chakra. If you have any, I would love to hear from you. Just post it down below in the comments. Or go to the Members Tab here on my website and join our tribe where we discuss and share our experiences.
I just want to remind you that you are not your body or your emotions. That's just part of your avatar, your vessel. So if you start to experience intense emotions. Just allow them to pass through you, with no attachment and no judgment. You're clearing out the old crap, and that takes courage. So keep going, and be proud of yourself. You're upgrading...all those programs which were not all put there by you. Some just came with the avatar, so don’t take it personally.
Until next time,
I’m Marisa Grieco, Your Mystical Guide
Welcome back everybody, I’m so happy you're here. Today we are going to talk about the Heart Chakra, aka the love machine. The Bridge between our two worlds. We're going to learn how to unlock this bridge and remove the troll that has kept our spiritual knowledge and our physical needs separate. In this post, I‘m going to share tips and tricks that helped me to override my past programming and get this energy moving. Let's get started.
Have you ever tried to hug a porcupine? No, of course not. Imagine that's what it's like when your heart chakra is closed- you want love, you want affection, but you just can’t seem to give it to yourself or others because something keeps getting in the way. You may start to feel harsh and judgmental. And forgiveness is definitely not an option. I’ve built up these beliefs that make sure I stay closed, I stay protected. Nothing is getting in and unfortunately, that means that nothing is able to get out either. At first, I felt okay with this agreement. But once the dust started to settle, I felt trapped and alone, turning me into a lonely porcupine (and not the cute little baby kind).
Today, that ends. I’m picking up my mystical hammer and together we are bringing down the old programs and those beliefs so we can reconnect to this incredible frequency that this center has to offer us!!! Because we deserve it! Now, where's that hammer?
Take a moment to watch my video here about Tips to Help Unblock Your Heart Chakra. I share tips as well as my experiences in a short video. (Just in case your get tired of reading 🙂
So what is the heart chakra?
The heart chakra is your fourth energy center that is located in your chest. It is associated with the color green, which represents transformation, love and healing. The color is just a reflection of the vibration of this center.
When the heart chakra is open and in alignment you will feel supported by love, compassion and joy. You're going to have a connection to the world around you. Your relationships are healthy and strong, and you won’t have a hard time receiving.
Now for me this center had a lot of red tape. I had a lot of programs of what love, relationships and receiving were about and what they were supposed to look like; and being open was not one of them.
That’s why I would like to focus on this center just being your bridge. Connecting you to the physical world with all its power and the spiritual with all of its gifts and knowledge. This helped me to override all the symptoms of a blocked heart chakra.
What are the symptoms of a blocked heart chakra?
So, what are the signs of a blocked heart chakra? And how do you go about unblocking it?
Even though this center is all about love and forgiveness, I was like...forget about it. Nothing is getting into this center. If you're feeling guarded like me, have high expectations of others or feel lonely, you might have a blocked heart chakra. If you find that you hold a grudge for a long time, or if jealousy takes you over, guess what, you might have a blocked heart chakra. If you are constantly dwelling on past relationships and events or depend on others for fulfillment...you guessed it! You might have a blocked heart chakra. Wait a minute, this is starting to kind of sound like my autobiography...lol!
Well if any of this resonates with you, you're not a jerk. You just have a blocked heart chakra. And we're gonna open it up... Or at least try to...just a little.
Soulution (not a typo...see what I did there?!)
I’m going to share with you what I did to open up this center.
I found at first when I had to look at the list of people I had to forgive or the amount of programs I had to go through, I thought this is going to take years! I was scared shitless of opening up this landmine. I didn’t know what was going to set me off, and the thought of opening up this center was scary for me.
Start with this simple meditation, where I treat my heart chakra as a bridge.
This helped me to get the energy moving.
Close your eyes.
Visualize the top of your head opening up and a column of light coming in through traveling all the way through your heart space (your bridge). The column of light keeps traveling down, past your bridge, all the way out through your root chakra, out your legs, all the way into the center of the earth.
Visualize the light anchoring in this space.
Now visualize energy (which I see as liquid gold), coming up from the center of the earth, coming up along that column of light. Have it stop at your heart center (aka bridge) and visualize the liquid gold mixing with the bright white light.
Allow this mixture to clean and clear out all those old programs.
Release them and watch them float away.
Visualize them going out the front and out the back of your body. Keep releasing these old programs and watching them float away.
Think of this space as high energy where cosmic energy (high frequency) and earth energy meet.
Feel this flow of energy move through you from your head to your toes.
Reclaim this space.
I like to do this either during my morning meditation or before bed. I feel like this gets my energy moving.
When you’re living in that body, within that limited space, you’re in that third dimension and the third dimension is the physical. Right? The logical mind, the emotional and the physical body. Now there’s nothing wrong with that, but if you’re not connected to that higher frequency coming in, you’re missing out on where you get your creative impulses, that feeling of oneness.
Even when we think we’re falling in love with somebody else, really what we’re doing is opening up that valve and giving ourselves permission to feel that flow of energy. Forget about everyone else. This isn’t about anyone but you.
Opening up this center unlocks your mystical gifts, happiness, and healthy relationships. But again, the first healthy relationship is with YOU! You have boundaries and you are containing that love, so it doesn’t matter if that person walks in that you don’t like, or if I don’t care what someone else is doing, it doesn’t affect how I feel.
The second thing you’re going to find interesting is when you start to live this way, those people aren’t going to bother you anymore, because you’re actually going to see them with more compassion and more love since you’re not letting their energy affect yours.
Don’t be hard on yourself at the beginning. This is a process. We’re constantly working on opening up this chakra. So take your time and enjoy the journey.
One other simple tip I will tell you, and I have my kids do this every night before bed. Think of three people you love. Think of three people that love you. And think of three things you saw throughout your day that made you happy. And the cool thing about this exercise is that if after a while you run out of things that are beautiful or you forget who else loves you, your mind will start to automatically answer these for you. Throughout your day you will realize, oh yeah, I love that person, I’ll put them on my list tonight. And it’s funny how then we are able to give love a little more freely. We don’t have to say, “hold up, I’m not sure I am ready to put you on that love list yet.” But instead it becomes reflections of ourselves and other people. It’s okay to love and to have this feeling flowing.
I hope some of this resonated with you. Again, I want you to know that you are not alone. We’re all going through this process together. We all have emotions, we all have problems and we all have blocks. And that’s okay.
If you have any tips, exercises or rituals that you do to help you unlock this heart chakra, let me know in the comments or better yet, come join my tribe over in the Mystical Circle where we can dive in deeper together!
Until then I’m Marisa Grieco, Your Mystical Guide
Everything right now seems to be about manifesting your dreams, and while I do love playing this game, I was missing a key element. Abundance. I always thought that abundance was something that I wanted to possess, that I yearned for, that I needed. But that was my mistake. It turns out that abundance is simply a frequency that we tune into and feel. I was like...whaaaat?! So basically, it’s saying I need to feel full before I eat..ahhh, that’s crazy! In this post, we are going to practice some exercises to become aware and overcome old programs that are preventing you from feeling full of abundance and blocking out this frequency. So let’s get started. But not until I have my rigatoni. LOL
What actually inspired this episode was my daughter Zoe started building a bookshelf in her room. Once she was done, she went around the entire house and picked out her favorite books. This gave me the space to pull out all my self-help books. As I was going through them, I started reminiscing about each book I came across. Turns out, I’ve been doing this for a long time.
I found Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book “You'll See it When You Believe It”. I was instantly flooded with feelings of happiness. Of course, I had all my favorite lines and sections highlighted.
As I flipped through I came across a section called “You Can't Own Anything”. The first line caught my eye, “...especially abundance, is not something that we acquire. It is something we tune in to. Our need to accumulate and own literally keeps us from tuning in to the abundance that is right in front of our lack-filled eyes. All the things you think you absolutely need in order to be happier are indications that we are controlled from without rather than from within.” Bells are going off!!!
So basically, if your mind believes in scarcity, that's what our life experiences will be. We can only receive what we are willing to let in, and what we block is not from unavailability but from our scarcity beliefs. Again... I’m like ding, ding, ding!
This made me look at myself and I noticed that some of my bigger dreams were outside of me. I was fantasizing about them...not like that...lol. But I could feel that I was empty inside. I didn’t really feel like I deserved it and I was also aware that I was waiting to be happy. Like these big dreams were on a carrot stick, dangling in front of me, that I couldn’t quite reach.
Now the crazy part was- I was comfortable with that. Like it's okay for me to want it, but I’m not really ever going to have it. That’s for someone else.
So just like detective Sherlock Holmes, I had to get to the bottom of this.
Take a moment to watch my video here about A Different Way to Look at Abundance. I share tips as well as my experiences in a short video. (Just in case your get tired of reading 🙂
I was definitely coming from a space of scarcity and lack. When I tried to shift, I noticed that I was faced with my old programs. One of them was a doozie. I didn't want to look at all the good in my life. All that I already had and accomplished, no matter how small or good it was, my old programs wouldn't let it in. Who would I be if I wasn’t bitching about my life? Complaining about how hard things are for me. Or how I’m not good enough, fit enough, pretty enough--you get the idea. I was identified with my excuses. If that wasn’t enough, I made fun of the successful people around me. That schmuck, he has it easy, his family helped him. Or, he is so arrogant, of course he gets what he wants, he only thinks about himself. He is so selfish. Or I can’t stand those guys who think they're better than everyone else. I don’t want to be rich and successful if I’m taking it from someone else. I’m not a douchebag (I think). Or my favorite, I don’t need anything I’m fine. My list of programs could go on for hours, but that's not our focus right now.
I’m just sharing this with you to show you how my thoughts were nowhere close to connecting with the frequency of abundance. Quite the opposite actually.
So after years of playing these old programs, I decided to start to take the advice that I repeatedly read and heard from other shamans, healers, coaches, etc. who were all saying the same thing. I had to change my tune and tap into the frequency of abundance.
So what is the frequency of abundance?
Abundance isn't something that you can possess, it's actually just a frequency that we tap into. The Universe has an infinite supply of this energy. It influences and vibrates at a specific frequency. Everything around you, including you, can tap into it.
Our thoughts are one of the keys to opening up and connecting to this frequency. This is the first step in determining what energy you wish to attract from the universe. And your thoughts determine what station you tune in to. Let me repeat that “YOU” choose. So when you come from the belief that you’re not enough or you don’t have enough you are literally tuning into the station of lack and blocking the frequency of abundance. Noooooooooooooo. So switch that station, and realize that abundance and happiness begin within you. You are already complete. You don’t need to get caught up in the trap that you need something or someone to make you happy. You can develop a sense of “aw” that is limitless.
So this was the tricky part for me. How do we go from feeling scarcity to feeling abundance?
I started by simply practicing these two exercises, which are inspired by my former acting coach Eric Morris.
Count Your Blessings
This is a wonderful way to give yourself an energetic boost. List your accomplishments, your health, your family, being loved, all the things that start to fill you up. Notice that by the end of doing this exercise you feel full. Again that's the key. Can you feel the difference?
Acknowledge Your Worth
Get in touch with your accomplishments and your success. Go over all the things that you have done in the past, no matter how small your ego thinks it is. You can do this out loud or write it down. Do what makes you happy. The most important thing is we're getting your energy moving in the right direction.
Now that you're starting to get a sense of what it means to tap into feeling abundant, practice keeping this energy flowing throughout the day. Like a mom bringing snacks for her kids; when they start to get hungry, throw a sandwich at them. It's the same with you. If you start to feel empty or not enough, look around or think of something that you can feel grateful about. Even if it’s as simple as breathing. Just get your energy moving in the direction of abundance so that you can connect and create the life you want.
If you want to go deeper I’m going to post a meditation and worksheets on my website to guide you through this process.
I hope that this blog post helps you to realize that you can easily start to tune into the frequency of abundance so that you can create the life you wish to live.
Until next time, I’m Marisa Grieco Your Mystical guide.
This has already been quite the year — and we’re only halfway through. If you have felt like your life and routines have both been thrown off track, you are not alone. Everyone seems to be struggling with adapting to COVID-19 changes, including finding ways to stay in shape. If you’ve gained a few extra pounds over the last few months, don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, turn to these weight loss and wellness essentials to find balance again.
Nutrition and Health Professionals
If you are serious about dropping that extra pandemic weight, then you should think about consulting with a professional who can help you reach your goals. You can check out freelance job boards to find personal trainers, yoga teachers, and other experienced professionals who can make losing weight effortless. Hiring a freelance dietitian should be at the top of this list, however, since this person can help you create healthy and realistic meal plans to fit your weight loss and overall wellness needs. You could also consider hiring Marisa Greico to help clear your chakras and balance your energies for better health and happiness.
Portion Control Tips and Tricks
In addition to helping you figure out which foods to eat to fuel your weight loss, a nutrition expert will also be able to help you with portion control. Many people struggle with how much they should eat for meals and snacks, and this confusion can make it harder or even seemingly impossible to lose weight. A good place to start with getting control over your portions is to choose lean proteins that are about the size of your palm. Then aim to fill the rest of your plate with mostly veggies, and top everything off with a small serving of whole grains. If you want to avoid measuring and guessing at your portions for each meal, you can also try meal prep.
Pantry Staples and Fresh Food Essentials
One of the biggest challenges to slimming down during self-isolation is getting to the grocery store for fresh and wholesome foods. Luckily, there are plenty of pantry staples that you can use to prepare quick and healthy meals that will help you lose unwanted weight. With a few cans of beans you can whip up some delicious legume quesadillas or soups, and you can even combine several staples into a satisfying spinach tortellini soup. When you can get out to the grocery store, be sure to stock up on some refrigerator essentials that will help you stick to healthy snack and meal choices, including nut butters, fresh fruits, and pre-chopped protein.
Free or Discounted Online Workout Classes
If not being able to hit the gym or go to yoga class has caused you to gain some extra weight, the solution to your problem may be to take your workouts online. Since the pandemic began, many gyms, studios, and instructors have been offering free or low-cost workouts online to help people stay in shape in quarantine. You can find everything from pilates to yoga to HIIT to satisfy your exercise needs and help you lose that excess lockdown weight. So, try out a few classes, and be sure to mix it up from time to time so that you don’t get too bored.
Supplements and Weight Loss Boosters
Fad diets and gimmicks are not the answer to losing weight, but there are a few supplements you can try to make things easier. For instance, some supplements reduce stress, which can be especially beneficial during these abnormally stressful times. So, how can this help you lose weight? Too much stress can lead to weight gain, so adding these supplements could be the secret to shedding those last few pounds. If you prefer not to take supplements, you may also be able to fuel your weight loss with fat-burning foods like salmon, cinnamon, or even chocolate.
When it comes to losing weight, it’s all about striking a balance, especially when things are already so stressful in the world. So, look for ways to improve your whole health, whether it’s working on your chakras, managing your emotions, exercising your body or nourishing yourself. Then weight loss is sure to follow. Photo Credit: Unsplash
COVID-19 has drastically changed everyday routines for billions of people around the world. While each household’s situation is unique, that change of routine is something we all have in common. Those major changes can be challenging (if not overwhelming), but if you commit to making the right adjustments, you can stay positive and thrive through the pandemic. And who knows, maybe you will pick up some new habits and create new circumstances for yourself that you prefer once the pandemic is over.
To help you get some ideas flowing, here are a few responsibilities that you can’t ignore during the pandemic, along with some areas where you can make changes that benefit you and those around you:
Must-Do’s During COVID-19
There are some tasks that need to be fulfilled despite a worldwide pandemic going on. However, you will likely need to tweak how you do them in order to stay safe and healthy. This might include wearing a face mask, abiding by social distancing guidelines, washing your hands, and using a disinfectant.
For instance, since everyone needs food, trips to the grocery store are essential, but you want to make sure you limit how often you go. Also, if you have urgent medical appointments, you don’t want to miss them, and you don’t want to miss work if your employer is still open in a physical location.
Moving homes is another task that often cannot wait. And even though the real estate industry has changed how they do things, Redfin explains that technology makes it possible to buy a home in the COVID-19 era. Through virtual open houses, video chat tours, and 3D walkthroughs, you can still see tours of homes all across the country.
If you’ve been laid off or had your hours cut, you are probably in a position where you need to find solutions fast. Evaluate your interests and skills, and look into doing freelance work. Online job boards are a great place to get your name out there, and companies use these sites to find qualified workers across a wide range of industries. You might even like freelancing more than your previous job, or find an opportunity to start a new career.
Since they are nonessential businesses, fitness centers across the country have shut their doors for the time being. If you are used to working out around people, it can be hard to get motivated to exercise at home. But the truth is there are a lot of workouts you can do from home, many of which are free. And if you make space or even build a home gym, you could find that you prefer the convenience of exercising in the comfort of your own home.
Eating habits are something else that could easily fall to the wayside during the pandemic if you’re not careful. But take this opportunity to try new methods of getting healthy food. As Verywell Fit points out, there are many grocery and meal delivery services to choose from, and a lot of restaurants have embraced delivery services as the new norm. Of course, if you need immediate groceries, going to the market yourself might be your only option. Even so, find a store that offers curbside pickup.
There’s no getting around the fact that COVID-19 has made life harder for a lot of people. But there may be a silver lining in certain areas of your life once you make some adjustments. Just be sure to take all the necessary safety precautions and keep an open mind about changes in your routine, and maybe you will discover things about your new life that you prefer to the old ways.