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. 

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!

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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.

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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.

INTENTION

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.

MOVEMENT

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

MEDITATION

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?

SOUND THERAPY

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!

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Here are some tips to try to open up and activate your Crown Chakra:

SOUNDS

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.

VISUALIZATION

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.

If you want, listen to more sounds to help unlock this chakra. And be sure to also check out my worksheets and guided meditations.

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? 

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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. 

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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. 

Is your living space a friggin’ mess? Can you sense the pile of laundry, even though you’re downstairs? Wait! I’m not going to tell you to go upstairs and tackle all those chores right now. That's what maids are for. I mean, that’s whatkids are for. But I will start by saying maintaining  a clean, fresh, living space will help your Clairsentience to flourish. Join me in this blog post as we’re going to learn what it means to be clairsentient and how to activate it.

Clairsentient. What does it mean? Well it actually means: “Clear Feeling”. And it’s not some wooji wooji thing about a spooky paranormal power, in fact it's a natural and divine ability that lives within all of us.

You already use your five senses- smell, taste, hearing, touch, and sight. They help you process your physical world but your 6th sense helps you understand how energy plays in this realm. And we know everything is energy, so it makes sense that we have the ability to feel this. We hear people talking about gut feelings or sensing something is not right…this is clairsentience.

In my modeling days, I was always traveling to a new country with new customs, most of which I didn’t know. And I would rely on my clairsentience to keep me safe. I can remember times where I was so exhausted and lost (this was way before smart phones and google), I had to rely on folded foreign maps, and foreign bus schedules. It wasn’t always taxis and limousines. But I was very grateful when it was. 

I remember one time in Germany. I was walking to my last modeling audition and I was tired.  It was cloudy, wet, and not many people were out on the streets. All of a sudden I got a creepy feeling in my gut. I looked around and saw a car driving slowly next to me. I thought, “fuck!! this guy is following me”. Instead of waiting around to see if I was right, I changed directions immediately. I ran in the opposite way. His car picked up speed, but couldn't turn around fast enough on the tiny road. That’s when I turned around again and headed to my appointment. I was grateful then to trust this Clair -- this ability or superpower as I like to call it. Internally I thanked myself, and my guides for protecting me. So much of the time, we hear ourselves say, “I knew that was going to happen”. But I didn't listen. That's gonna change now! We are going to start to learn to trust and listen to this gut feeling.

As children we loved bathing ourselves in energy as we played, but our modern adult world forces us to report our human experience using only our five senses. We are taught to shut these feelings down. And when these powers completely escape some individuals, they are usually the first people to make fun of any mention of using these innate, dormant abilities. 

To me, it’s not normal to live this way, to shut ourselves off from our natural abilities and cut ourselves off from the knowledge of the universe. It’s kinda dumb, if you ask me.

Now, in some of my YouTube videos we discussed the sacral chakra and your second energetic light layer in your auric field. The cool thing is that they are key to unlocking clairsentience. This clair is connected to these energetic realms. That’s why you feel the information in your lower gut, and it comes up as feelings. You’ve heard it all before, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”, or “that guy has a really cool vibe”. That’s because your sacral chakra is picking up information from the energy around you. It does it all the time, you simply picked that moment to become aware of it. 

Now the same is true when you just want to chill and close down this energy center. I either visualize it closing like a flower, or I will put my hand in front of my energy center and close my hand making a fist and shut them down. 

Visualization is an amazing tool.

This way, you are always in control. So, if you find yourself in a crowded space, and you're starting to feel overwhelmed, lower the volume in this energy center in order to find some comfort. It’s that simple. 

Another way you can recognize the power of being clairsentient is goosebumps. Or truth bumps, as I like to call it. No Laughing!

This always happens when someone tells me a story and by the end, my arms look like a chicken that has been plucked. The energy is so present that my body lets me know that everything is in alignment.  Have you ever experienced that? 

What’s interesting about Clairsentience, and something that actually surprised me at first, was that this Clair can connect you to your deceased loved ones. I wonder if that’s why I sometimes get goosebumps, or chills, when I enter a room. Even when it's not cold!  To me, it’s just an entity or energy on the other side just saying, “hello, I’m here!”

To identify this clair within you, start by focusing on the emotions that spring up when you encounter someone new. Or when you walk into a new space. Pay attention to what your gut is telling you. Understand that it’s actually your innate ability to read the energy around you. If you’ve been working on your sacral chakra, you may find this information coming to you more freely or even stronger.

 Also, I always feel sick or nauseated after I’ve been around negative people, or if I’ve been hanging out in a crappy environment with low frequency. If this is you, know that you're not crazy. It's your Clair! It’s talking to you, warning you, telling you to run!!! This is how your body processes this energy in order to communicate with you. 

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Nowadays, I can often just scan my body to see where I’m picking up information. It usually starts in my gut. Next, I may ask myself what's going on? What are you trying to tell me? Then I will take a look around and see what triggered it. It may be a person, or the room, even an object. I register the message, but the important thing is to release the energy right afterwards. Especially if there is any pain or low emotions attached to it, that's the new piece to this puzzle. Don’t hold the emotions in your body. Not even for a minute.

Understand, we can pick up these negative energies even when we read or watch the news. We pick up the emotions and then carry them. Let that shit go. If you find it difficult to let go, then you can see that your body is addicted to this frequency and is constantly looking to be fed. That’s why you keep attracting the same stories, the same people and the same places…

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What do you do if your Clairsentience ability is on overdrive and you just need a break?

I’ll experience this if I’m around a person going through a really hard time, or if I’m going to a crowded party and I don’t want to pick up on everyone's emotional crap. Remember: You're  always in control of your own energy centers.

Here’s a Tip:

Sit comfortably on a chair with your feet firmly on the ground.

Focus on your breath, slowing your energy down.

Place your hand in front of your sacral chakra, which is just below your belly button.

With your palm facing towards your body, simply close your hand. Giving yourself a visual of your chakra closing down. You can imagine an opened flower in front of your sacral energy center and then command the flower to close down. You are simply choosing to shut down this information temporarily. When you're ready you can re-open it. 

So remember, those gut feelings, those goosebumps you’ve been experiencing, that’s your physical body processing your ability to read the energy of things you encounter. Don’t ignore it. Learn to trust this clair. You might need her one day.

Until next time, I’m Marisa Grieco, Your Mystical Guide.

I had a problem. No matter where I turned, I was always giving my energy away. Do you do that? Support everyone around you, emotionally and energetically? Feeling and blessing them constantly, only to feel neglected and looked down upon when you engage with them?

Here I was, uplifting them so they could feel amazing, only to be treated as someone less valuable than them. I was all give and no take. So stick with me in this post. We are going to focus on bringing back your incredible light energy and stop playing small in your life.

I am a strong believer that giving is more important than receiving. I tell my kids to be generous and it will come back ten-fold, but it gets to a point where you have nothing left for yourself. And when there is nothing left for yourself, bad things are going to happen. To everyone.

I felt this shift. Something was feeling off to me. I knew that I had given others more energy than they knew what to do with. But instead of being humble and grateful, the energy had turned them into feeling as though they were better than everyone else around them, including me. This is not always their fault, and I have yet to really break this down to understand the interaction of our energies, but I'm working on it.

As I reflected on this I realized that there was a pattern here. Once I had given away all my energy, all my light, there was nothing left for me. I began to feel as though my own life was lacking. I was sluggish and not fulfilling my own dreams. Instead, I was feeding the people around me with no thought of myself.

Now, I’m not saying you shouldn't support your friends and family. Doing so is a wonderful thing and I believe it is a must; but when you take your foot off your own gas pedal to fuel another ego — well, that always backfires. You see it all the time in relationships- one person sets out on the journey to fulfill their dreams and the other partner supports them through the entire process, only to be discarded at the end.

Once I realized that I was just giving away my life force, (and you will know you're doing this because it’s like a punch to the gut) I knew I had to pull my energy back in and give myself a little “me time”. Not that kind of me time, but that doesn’t hurt either. 😉

So first, I cried. Then I cried some more. Then I cried because I felt angry at myself. Then I was sad again. And then mad again that I had allowed myself to be fed on like a plate of pasta at a carb festival. Then I cried again.

And this was only the first 3 minutes.

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Once I let these emotions wash through me, unabashedly, without holding them or without identifying with them, I knew I had to take a dose of my own medicine- all the tips and tools that I share right here with you amazing people, my tribe!

First, I knew I had to be alone. My inner-critic and my vicious inner bodyguards were out. They were ready to fight, argue, and attack anyone that was in my way. My husband could feel my entourage of protectors ready to launch a fight. I could hear his balls shriveling up from across the room. He knows to stay away from me when this side of me is out.

So I took my dog for a walk to get some alone time and some space. And fortunately for me, I can do so in nature.

As I walked, I began to command all of my energy that I had left with other people, in other places to come back to ME.

After stopping for the dog to sniff every patch of new grass it walked on, I chanted in my head, “Bring all my energy back to me clean and clear. Bring all my energy back to me clean and clear.”

I kept saying this under my breath. And I said it with all my passion of being angry and feeling used. Slowly, I started to shift those emotions into passion, into strength, into power. Then feeling and imagining my energy flowing to me effortlessly filling every part of my being up. I’m no longer playing small. If you can’t handle the light, then go play in another room. This was a great way to focus my intention. And as you can see intention is key to everything we do, people.

Again, I commanded, “bring all my energy back to me clean and clear.”

After about 20 minutes of this, I started to feel a little better. I started to feel my energy return to me. I wanted to do more for myself. I had my headphones in so I could listen to a meditation, but instead, the universe brought me a video by Sadhguru. It was called, “How Not to Let Ugly Situations Mess You Up.” You can watch it HERE.

I love this guy. I love listening to people that just resonate with me. I can feel that his intentions are good and so are his messages. As I listened to his video, I was instantly reminded that it doesn’t matter what happens to you, or what other people say. What matters is how you choose to react.

I reminded myself that I was not a victim, instead, I was simply playing that old program again. You know, the one that says, “don’t be too bright, don’t show that you know too much, play small, and just be quiet and let someone else do it, or you're going to get in trouble.” That program is bullshit to me! 

You cannot be successful and give away all your energy. I’m not talking about giving away love, I’m not talking about caring too much, I’m talking about your personal energetic sacrifice that you are making because you're running a subconscious program that says, “if you are too powerful, if you are number one, no one will love you. You will be alone and discarded.”

And again... that’s bullshit.

So, as his video continued, I continued to bring my light back to me -- filling myself back up every step of my walk. Well at least in between bending over and picking up my dog’s shit. But reminding myself to be in the moment with all my fucking senses.

By the time I finished doing this, I felt whole again. I continued to walk with ease and in the spirit of self-care. I reminded myself of all the things I preach here: I am not my emotions. I am not this body. I am light having a fucking human experience.

Truth be told, I wasn’t ready to jump in and be one hundred percent grateful yet, even after all of this. It was more like I had shifted into neutral. Although my face looked like Rocky Balboa fighting his last match because I was so puffy from crying earlier. Or I was stung by a bee, I can’t remember. It doesn’t matter, at least I wasn’t carrying around all those toxic feelings anymore.

When I got home, I was fortunate that I was greeted by my smiling daughter whom I was able to give a big hug. I no longer carried those negative emotions from before and I was able to receive her love freely and openly.

Now, here is the magic part. While I was walking I booked two clients, and then another two while making myself a cup of coffee when I got home. How cool is that? Just by bringing back my energy and not pushing away my feelings, but purging them instead, it actually brought me success. A small success, but still a good success. Imagine what more I can do!

Listen, we’re all in this together, playing and trying to figure shit out. But if I can give you one piece of advice from all this, don't play small for other people. Don't dim your light to make others feel comfortable. Because when you're breathing your last breath, no one cares or can see that you sacrificed your light for nothing. Being small, or invisible, doesn’t get you a ribbon in the end.

Live your life to the fullest. Live as an example. Choose to be happy. Choose to be you. Make your own experiences. Don’t be a virtual lighthouse for other people to siphon off of your soul.

I hope this gives you the permission you need to bring your energy back to you so you can shine like a mother f@#$er. Because trust me, it feels good! With that, know that you will find a tribe that will match your new frequency, and hopefully, that tribe is with us.

Until next time, I’m Marisa Grieco, Your Mystical Guide.

You’ve probably heard the term thrown around, whether from friends or your local yoga class, but what exactly IS it? Well, actually it's very simple. Your higher self is just a more evolved version of you, it’s the truest form of your being that is connected to the highest realm. I know, don’t get all bent out of shape with those terms. Your higher self is your hotline to the universe and everything the universe has to offer, no matter what you want to call that. It is anchored to your physical body and when listened to, it is a source of unlimited wisdom and knowledge. When you get right down to it, your higher self is that little positive-voice inside of you that guides you toward your life plan -- your passions.

So why is connecting to your higher self so important? Here are just a few of the benefits:

Sometimes this voice can get drowned out by unsure thoughts and fears. These could be your own thoughts, or even other people’s energy and words. (This includes friends and loved ones!) The conditioning we often grow up with disconnects us from the power from our higher self. You have to practice connecting to your higher self if you are going to ever drown out these unhelpful thoughts and feelings.  If you start with the basics, you’ll eventually see things manifest in your life and your intuition will blossom.

Now for the basics. How do you connect with your higher self?

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You can start with a meditation. It’s about giving yourself a chance to relax and keeping yourself open for communication. This is not an excuse for a nap, although who doesn’t like a nap now and then. This is an opportunity to make room for your higher self to speak. Your higher self vibrates at a slightly higher frequency than your physical body. The funny thing is that you have to slow down your own thoughts in order to raise your frequency. That’s what meditation does. So do it. Not right now. Finish the article first.

What do you need to connect?

  1. quiet place--even if it’s just for two minutes. 10 minutes is better, but take what you can get. For me it’s the laundry room or the closet - anywhere the kids don’t look for me. Get comfortable, close your eyes and start taking deep breaths in and out.  If your mind starts wandering don’t get upset, just gently keep bringing your attention back to your breathing.
  2. If you have a little more free time, try a warm bath with Epson Sea Salts. Again, relax, getting comfortable, and breath.
  3. Walk in nature. Disconnect. Clear your mind of all chitter-chatter. Again, remember to breathe. Get into your five senses. Feel the earth under your feet, smell the flowers, listen to the birds and admire the scenery.
  4. Open and clear your heart. Forgive all the people you are holding in this place, not for them, but for yourself. You’re not saying what they did, or said, was OK - that would give them more power. You simply let that energy go. Remember the heart can act as a bridge to your higher self. By connecting to a clear heart you bring up your natural vibration. I’m all about the quickest way to enlightenment.
  5. A notebook: During any of these exercises, you may start to feel warm and tingly. Your vibration is matching your higher self (unless you were touching yourself in the bath but that’s for another post). This is when inspiration may come to you. Your higher self has a message for you. ALWAYS write it down. Do not count on yourself to remember what your higher self says because it is easy to slip back into your limiting thoughts. Remember, your higher self always comes from love and it always feels good. I write everything down in my Moleskine notebook and I carry it everywhere. You can grab one here.
  6. I highly recommend the book “Hands of Light”, by Barbara Brennan. It’s full of great information as well as exercises that can help you explore a more mystical lifestyle. Buy it on Amazon here.

This is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your higher self and these are just a few of the things I do that help me connect to my higher self. I’m still learning and would love to hear any tips or experiences you have when connecting to your higher self. So please share with our TRIBE in the comments so we can all learn and grow!

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Hands of Light

I love this book. It's packed with great information and exercises to help you understand your higher self and so much more.  Click on the image or the link below to get your own copy.

Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field

Keep a Notebook Close!

You need to be ready when you connect to your higher self. Don't trust yourself to remember those pearls of wisdom. Jot them down right away. I use this notebook all the time. It fits in my purse and even the pocket of my mom jeans. I take it everywhere. Click on the image or get it here.

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I'll admit it. I’m fascinated with “the other side”. I’m convinced there is more to life than this physical body. My body is simply a vehicle for my soul, or my energy, or my essence - use whatever word you like. I really believe that when it dies, I’m going to do everything I can to come back and haunt my children. (Just kidding, only my husband.) But will I? Can I? Is it possible? Wouldn’t it be cool to connect with our loved ones who have passed? I think it’s possible. And if you stick around, I’ll share the secrets of how I’ve done it before.

First of all, unless you already know you have the gift, it will take some practice to get good at this. Understand, you can’t just light some candles, cross your legs and dial up the dead, it takes practice to raise your vibrational frequency. Lots of practice.

We are all composed of atoms & molecules. They vibrate at a particular frequency and follow the Law of Vibration, which states, energy is constantly moving, vibrating, and shifting into various forms and we are no exception. When we exist in this physical form, we vibrate at a much lower frequency than our deceased loved ones. Therefore, when I raise my frequency, moving closer to my natural, energetic form, then I create the ability to connect with the other side. You know that expression “Meet me Halfway”? Well, this is what I think of. The spirit on the other side lowers their frequency and I raise mine. This allows us to connect. And it’s a beautiful thing.

"But Marisa, what does raise your frequency mean? What does it feel like? How do I know I did it?"

Good question! For me, when I raise my frequency, I become super sensitive. I can feel my whole body tingling and I can actually begin to sense waves of energy all around me - other frequencies. Now I know I am ready to connect to the other side. So how do I shift my vibration - my frequency?

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Tip #1 Visualization

First, I visualize myself surrounded by a white cocoon of protection. Think of it as a cosmic condom. This visualization makes me feel safe and secure. Now I begin a meditation, one that will raise my frequency. I find different meditations can provide different results for people but you want one that makes you feel safe and relaxed. For this one, I start at the bottom of my feet and light up each chakra all the way to my gateway chakra which is located about 30 cm above your head. I like to envision myself traveling up to the stars, scooping up the cosmic wisdom,  and then settling back to my body. I’ll post a guided meditation for you on the website to help you with this.

Tip #2 Focus

Now that my energetic self is primed, I need to focus, and I need to nudge my ego out of the way. I imagine myself sliding to the right side of my body making room for me to communicate. If your frequency is high enough, you may already begin to grab fragments or feel additional energies through your Clairs. (Show Image again) Remember these? A clairaudient may catch a whisper, a clairvoyant may start to get pieces of an image or symbols or a clairsentient may get goosebumps. They come quickly. Remember their energy is very high. Learn to trust yourself and be patient. If I feel connected at this stage I will often ask a question and wait to see if I get any form of response.

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Tip #3 Use a Photo

If I still get nothing, I’ll grab a photo of my loved one. Then I’ll clear all thoughts and concentrate on the image with soft focus. This is done by gazing at the corner of the photo and not looking directly at the person - almost a trance-like stare allowing your consciousness to expand. The more significant the image is, the easier it will be to establish a connection.  This is the one I use when connecting with my Nonno Pasquale. Again ask a question while focused on the picture. Hold your mind still. Be focused and wait. Do not let your ego answer how you believe that person would answer. This is not going to be like a phone call. It’s not a conversation with perfect sentence structure. For me it always bits and pieces and images.

Tip #4 Use an Object

If the photo doesn’t work, I’ll try holding an object or possession that was close to the person. This is called psychometry. Psychometry is a form of extrasensory perception that uses an object of the loved one. I believe that when a person wears an object for a long period of time, they transfer their vibration to the object. That energy field can then transfer knowledge of that person and when I hold it, the object helps me to connect to their frequency. The object can be a ring or piece of clothing, even a tool they used regularly and it helps me to get laser-focused, clear my mind, and wait for a message.

Don't Forget your Clairs!

So the type of message you receive will be tied to one of your psychic superpowers - the Clairs! This could clairvoyance, Clairolfaction, clairsentience… if you’re not familiar with your Clair, go watch my video called “Do you have these Psychic Superpowers?” to find yours.
Now, when attempting to connect with someone who has passed, you may not get your grandfather, you may get your grandmother instead. If this person feels light and familiar then go for it. But it’s very important to practice discernment.

Tip #5 Practice Discernment

You can’t let your thoughts and ego get in the way. This is easy to do in the beginning, especially if you really, really want to make this connection. Be aware that what you really miss is the connection to the physical form, the touching and holding and kissing - but that’s not what’s going to happen. This is an energetic connection. You will feel the warmth and the love. It’s amazing, but you can also connect with someone feeling extremely cranky or angry. Do not be scared, simply ask them to leave. Some beings have not connected with Source energy yet and you don’t need to talk to those, simply push them away. I never listen to messages that are not coming from the light. (We'll do another post on how to assist those beings into the light).

I love making connections to the other side. It’s one of my favorite things. When I make a connection it is such an exciting and exhilarating feeling. When I’m done, my energy is so high I need to take some time to bring myself back into the physical realm. It’s hard for me to concentrate, or even hold a conversation, so be benevolent with yourself, you will come down naturally.

So remember, if you want to connect with a loved one who has passed practice on raising your vibrational frequency. The first step is to believe. Understand we are all these towers of energy transmitting thoughts and feelings throughout the universe. Become familiar with your clairs to tame this psychic superpower or yours. Meditate, push your ego mind aside, and if you want a little help, concentrate on a photo or an object, and then enjoy your connection. Don’t forget to say hi for me.

Until next time. I’m Marisa Grieco Your Mystical Guide.

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