You might have heard me talking about cords or tentacles in my other blogs. I’m not talking about power cords, or octopus, octupses? Octopies? Who knows how to spell them. No, I’m referring to the way we tap into each other, energetically. This is very natural, and we do it all the time. In fact, this is how some of us get our information about each other.
As a mom, I can easily tap into my daughters and experience how they are feeling. Some of us don’t even realize we’re doing it. But the problems begin when you forget to take your cords out of someone and return to your own center. Or, you don’t realize that you have even been corded!
This is where shit goes wrong.
In this blog, we’re going to learn how to identify these leftover cords and how to release them before they start hurting and depleting your own energetic field.
Have you ever had the experience where you are just chillin’ and suddenly you get this surge of energy or a surge of pain out of nowhere? This is often followed by a strong emotion. Well, you’re not crazy, and once you identify it’s not a heart attack, it may be that someone just plugged into your energy field or they just activated the cord that was already tethered to you. I see this all the time with my clients who are stuck in controlling relationships either with a loved one or a family member.
Now before you get your panties in a knot, I want you to know that these cords are simply invisible strands of energy that connect you to other people, places, and things. These cords are not part of your own conscious mind but exist at the subconscious and unconscious levels.
You can’t see them with your physical eyes, obviously, but they affect your life just the same. So, if you’re very sympathetic towards people, you’re likely cording them all the time. The problem is that when you do this, you may feel responsible for their needs. You are drawn into their concerns, and your energy will start to match theirs. This can really make you feel confused and even spun out because you’re picking up someone else’s life lessons, messages, and emotions.
And they won’t make any sense to you because they’re not yours!
You have no context for them, but they feel real just the same. That’s why you want to gently remove them once you get the information you were looking for. Don’t just walk away when you’re still plugged in!
Now some cords are positive and feel good. It’s the way we connect with our loved ones.
If you are in a romantic relationship with someone you may find that you are connected to the heart and sacral chakras.
You know, love and sex.
A parent may cord their children in their root chakra to help them survive. Even your pets can cord you. Letting you know when they’re hungry, or it’s time for you to come home and let them out.
Mine does it at two in the morning. I might buy a box of Depends for the damn dog.
But it’s when these cords become sticky, tangled, and filled with negative intent, that they can start to hurt you. They make you feel depleted, confused, even controlled. But understand, no one can put a cord into your field without your consent.
This is the hard part to understand.
At some level, you are willing to give them permission. If it feels negative and heavy, and you let it happen, it’s probably tied to an old program or belief that you are holding on to. For example, if you’re letting your partner control you, then you may be fulfilling an old belief that loved ones are allowed to do this. Maybe this was an agreement you made with one of your parents or you saw them make this agreement with each other. Jump to your current self and you may find out that you accepted this cord from your partner because of this old belief system.
The farther you travel on your healing journey, the more you’ll realize that you no longer want some of these cords in your field, especially if they are making you feel sick, heavy, and tired.
We can’t just cut these cords because, in the energetic realm, you’ll start to look like a wounded octopus with all these tentacles flailing about your field leaking your vital energy. Instead, we want to gently retract the cords keeping your energy intact.
So how do we do this? I like to use visualization when I’m meditating to clear these cords out of my energy. Visualizations are very powerful in self-healing. I set my intention to "de-cord" myself from others whenever I feel drained and depleted.
I want to call back all my energy clean and clear.
Watch my video about removing energetic cords. Learn how to identify, locate and remove these cords and live a happier life.
When I do this, sometimes a person’s face pops up into my mind’s eye. I take this as a sign that this person has a cord in me. If it feels good, I leave it in. If not, I remove it. If no one pops up, I often find a cord by scanning my body along my chakras using my hand.
People say that the first five chakras are the ones that get corded the most. That makes sense because they’re connected to your survival, sexual energy, power, love, and self-expression.
If you find that you have problems with your personal boundaries, that may mean that your eighth chakra has been corded by someone.
Anyway, back to the de-cording.
While I’m slowly running my hands along my chakras, I’m looking for any sensation of temperature differences. If I feel this, it tells me I have some work to do - at that point. It might not be a temperature change. It can also feel like a denseness or even a tingle in your hand. This tells me I found a cord.
Now the cord can feel thick and coarse or thin and wispy, it doesn’t matter-- but like roots from a tree, some can be deep and tricky to remove.
Now, remember you’re not cutting it or yanking it out. Instead, energetically begin to visualize twisting the cord at the level of your skin, almost playing with, twirling it, moving it from side to side, giving it room to slip out, tugging ever so gently when you feel it start to give.
Once it slides out, I visualize tying a knot at the end of the cord and sending it back to its owner. Then I place my hand over the spot where the cord once was and I visualize gold light soothing and healing the wound.
Sometimes it can be tougher than that to remove a cord. If you’re having trouble I have more tips and exercises in my membership that can help you, so feel free to head over there.
Now depending on which chakra has been corded, it can tell you a lot about your relationship with this person. If someone is not being authentically loving in a relationship, you may find that the energetic cord goes into the heart chakra down along the spine and is grounded in your solar plexus.
Your power center.
This is someone that manipulates love and power, and I see this a lot with my clients. The partner strengthens the cord by saying things like, “if you do this or act this way I will love you”. You may even feel your stomach tighten when they are around you.
I’ve seen cords enter one place and go all the way to your sacral chakra cutting off your creativity or blocking your sexual energy.
Once again, these are just a few examples and tips to open up your awareness of the energetic cords. If you would like to know more check out my guided meditations to help you, and maybe some worksheets too. I hope some of this makes you realize you are so much more than your physical body and that all those feelings and messages that you’re picking up, may not even be yours.
Until next time, I’m Marisa Grieco Your Mystical Guide
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!
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.
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?
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.
Let’s face it, some days I wake up and I just feel… off. And so I gulp down some coffee (or a mimosa – just kidding), but that doesn’t seem to help. Food’s not going to work because breakfast feels like a chore. The day hasn’t even started yet and I just want to go back to sleep. Do you feel me?
So where’s that funky feeling coming from? It’s from your energy field.
What exactly is that you may ask? Think of your energy field as the vibrations that your thoughts and actions give off in the universe. Still don't get it? Then imagine yourself as a radio station -- the perfect radio station where you can choose any song you want to play. Your brain is like that radio station. When you choose positive thoughts, it feels like you're playing the perfect song. The perfect song raises your vibration and immediately makes you feel better. When it’s good, it feels like you can't play your song loud enough. The same is true, however, when you have negative thoughts. It’s like the radio station in your head started playing the Chicken Dance song. You suddenly want to stop dancing. Your energy field is lowered and you feel like crap. It’s that simple.
Sometimes I have a critic attack before going to sleep. I wake up in the morning and my energy field picks up where I left it, trolling through the garbage of my emotions. It’s the worst song for me to be listening too and it’s way too loud. I can’t switch that dial fast enough. I start feeling cranky and frustrated and the coffee, or food, is doing nothing for me.
The good news is, you are the creator of your own life and that dial is always accessible to you. It is in your hand rolling along your fingertips. So change it. The first thing in the morning is the perfect time to find the right song and start raising your vibration. Make a commitment to yourself and meditate for 5 or10 minutes right when you get up. That always helps me. You must stop playing the old woe-is-me me song. Change it right now! You deserve it! Start playing your favorite song -- all the time. With this simple practice, you are going to start seeing a positive change in your life.
Take a moment to watch my video here about How Our Thoughts Create Our Energy Field.. I share tips as well as my experiences in a short video. (Just in case your get tired of reading 🙂
You know that saying “like attracts like?” It’s true! So if you’re a negative person, you’re going to attract more negative people. If you’re thinking negative thoughts about yourself or others you’re going to attract people that have a similar vibration.
Which means if you want to change, your gonna have to stop that. You will receive resistance from those who want to hang out and be negative, but you must.
This means I need to tell you something you probably won’t like… gossiping is bad for your energy field. I get it -- when we’re all together sharing all those juicy details; it feels kind of powerful to have all this knowledge. *cue evil laugh*
But it’s bad for us. It lowers your vibration and weakens your energy field. It’s easy to get sucked in, but you must have discipline of mind. Most of us already carry around a tidbit of negativity, so when we add the negativity of those around us, it only brings us down. With practice, you will have an even better experience, I promise you.
You’ll discuss positive things – your dreams, your passions, and your powers! It takes the same amount of effort, but in the end, you will feel empowered. Your heart will be open and you will feel the higher vibration in everything you do.
Now for all of us who may still have a hard time thinking positive thoughts about ourselves, or seem to be waking up on the wrong side of the bed more often than not, next week I’ll talk about how to clean up your energy field. And I promise, there’s no broom needed.
A few years ago, a strange incident happened to me when I was living in beautiful San Diego. I had my adorable 4-year-old, Skylar in tow and I was pregnant with my second child. We were going shopping for bedding for Sky's new "big girl" bed. At the local linen store, Sky was squeezing my hand in delight as we fussed over all the options. It was then that I felt someone watching us. I could feel it in my gut. From the corner of my eye, I spotted a couple paying very close attention to us. That little voice inside me whispered, “Something's not right.”
I continued shopping, still keeping a smile on my face, but now I had an eye and a tentacle on my little one. All of a sudden and very abruptly, the woman I had been watching asked me how far along I was in my pregnancy. It was more of a bark than a polite inquiry and all the while she was still on her phone. My instincts flared up. Fight or flight. (WTF..I think to myself). Trying not to jump to any conclusions, I flippantly remarked, “Oh, it’s my second pregnancy. Who keeps track?"
Something inside me told me her question was not authentic. But my logical mind, the one that wants me to be polite, is telling me, “It’s broad daylight - in a store - filled with people.
This is not some dark alley in a scary part of town.” Still, I tell my daughter that we are going to leave and look somewhere else for her bedding. I held her tightly in my arms, squeezing her with love and appreciation as I sprinted toward the door.
At my truck, I took a deep breath and scolded my imagination for reciting the plot for a bad after-school special in my head. I buckled Sky in and turned on some tunes to change the energy. Suddenly, as I pulled out of my parking spot, a car sped toward us flashing its lights. I slowed down and they pulled up to next to me on the driver’s side. I saw three people in the car; two males in the front and a pregnant female in the back dressed similarly to the woman in the store.
The driver of the car tells me that the front of my truck is smashed and that he can fix it for me. Well, maybe my instincts had been primed inside the store, but my spidey senses were on high alert. The man then tells me to get out of the car and look at the dent with him. This was the moment for which I am still very grateful. I did not react or try to please the man.
Instead, I listened to that voice inside my head, that superpower I like to call it, and I did not do what he wanted me to. In fact, the little voice inside me was screaming to get out of there. I didn’t care if my truck was smashed. It felt like the least of my worries at that moment. When I did not respond to his offer to fix the truck for me, the man became very upset, almost demanding that I get out of the car to look at it. I simply rolled up my window and drove away.
Now, there are a few of you reading this who might think I was overreacting, that maybe I was making assumptions about the individuals, but there is more. (There always is.) Once I was away and out on the street, I stopped at a light. I told Sky that, “I’m just gonna run out and see what the heck happened to our truck.”
There was nothing wrong with my truck. Nothing at all. I turned around to get back into the vehicle when ANOTHER car speeds toward me. This time, two undercover cops flashing their badges jump out and sprint straight at me. Each one blurts out questions about the car in the parking lot. I tell them the story, they look at each other and dart back to their car yelling, “That’s them! That’s them!”
Chills ran up and down my body followed by tears on my face. I turned and looked at my beautiful safe baby in the back seat. I’m still not exactly sure what their master plan was, but I am so grateful that I trusted both my instincts and my intuition in those moments, both in the store and the parking lot.
Take a moment to watch my video here about How to Use Your Intuition with Zen Master T. I share tips as well as my experiences in a short video. (Just in case your get tired of reading 🙂
As you can see, instinct and intuition have always been a big part of my life. It's a very important subject for me and I'm always looking for ways to hone this power.
First I wanted to get down the basics, I know we have both instincts and intuition, but what’s the difference?
Instincts are primal. They’re what kept our caveman ancestors alive (It’s that feeling I get when my kid decides to do a cartwheel in the kitchen and I get this alarming feeling in my stomach to move my glass of wine before she knocks it over ). We gotta do, what we gotta do to survive the week!
Now, intuition is different in that it comes to us through our senses; it’s what we hear, touch, and see. You know that hinky feeling you get when you shake someone’s hand and you’re instantly creeped out? That’s your intuition talking to you. The thing about your intuition is that it tends to be a quiet whisper. It doesn’t yell or clamor for your attention like my daughter is doing at this very moment. You have to take a moment and really listen.
It doesn’t help that the foods we eat and the drinks we drink affect our intuition either. When you’ve had a big meal and a glass or three of wine, your intuition is going to be as sleepy as you are. Keep that in mind before you tackle these next steps.
...and your phone, computer, and stop thinking of your to do list that’s a mile long. Focus on the moment and try to find that little voice that’s being drowned out. In this quiet time ask yourself questions, and listen!
There’s something relaxing about the warm water that helps you push your problems away so that you can hear that little voice inside you.
I love these teas. They make teas specific for your psychic superpower. Click on the picture or click here to get your own.
Stepping away from the situation and reestablishing your connection to nature can be tremendously helpful when trying to hear your intuition.
Taking a few minutes to meditate can be really helpful so complete your favorite one or we can even do one together here .
It’s easy to say this, but can be harder to do. Instead of overthinking things or wallowing in self-doubt, embrace what your gut is telling you. You might be surprised by the results!
We all share this super power. It's that voice that guides you. Make time for it. Practice making it stronger. Some of the most successful people on the planet swear by it. Oprah Winfrey once said, "I've trusted the still, small voice of intuition my entire life."
You are in good company.