I wish that I had discovered this simple exercise earlier in life. It really would have come in very handy! But, as the old saying goes, better late than never. What is releasing with gratitude and love? It is the conscious effort to learn and grow from the most painful periods and circumstances in our lives. I find that the written word is key. When it is time to let a period or circumstances go, write it a thank you note. When you receive a gift, it is customary to do so, and life lessons learned are no exception. It is such a wonderful way to let yourself find something good in an otherwise bad situation. It is truly amazing when you allow yourself the permission to say thank you! I keep all of the thank you notes that I have written safely tucked away and sometimes the urge to read them hits and I am reminded of how far I have come. Plus, I always treat myself to an ice cream whenever I write one or reread one! Lots of Love!
From My Kitchen………A Simple Lemon Cake to let go of summer and open ourselves up to the fall.
Letting go, a subject I spend a lot of time talking about and referring to when working with people, both young and old. It is such a beautiful concept! We are now in the process of letting go of summer, but look what we are opening ourselves up to. The cooler weather, beautiful foliage, cinnamon, apples, pies, and cakes. The list could go on and on. Apply that thought process to your life. What would you be left with if you just decided to let go of the things that cause you worry, stress, sadness, and anger. An open space for wonderful things is what you would be left with. Imagine the fun that you could have, if just for a little bit. It is something that I practice every single day! Remember, you are never alone! Sending lots of love….Karen
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Believe it or not, at times, I have to remind myself to take a spiritual moment. Often people call it regrouping, refocusing, taking a break. A spiritual moment for me means to stop, be thankful, and ask for guidance as to my next steps. That moment almost always involves food in some way shape or form. Whether it be working in the garden, cooking, or simply eating, food is a key factor in taking a spiritual moment for me. Making sure that what I am putting into my body at those moments is just as important as the moment itself. As an intuitive, how I look at the need for a spiritual moment is simple, it is my body, mind, and soul telling me that it is in need of some kind of nourishment! For me, I know intuitively what that nourishment is. We all do, we just have to pay attention to our body, mind, and soul. A daily practice of being aware of what we eat can give us clues as to where we are and how on or off course that we are. Taking a spiritual moment is sometimes all that it takes to get us back on the right path.
From My Kitchen Or Should I Say Garden……..A Never Ending Supply Of Cucumbers!
Some say that being intuitive does not allow you to believe in God or in Jesus. I am here to tell you that that is unfounded. I believe in God and Jesus Christ with all of my heart and soul, yet I am intuitive. I love, respect, and accept anyone’s religious beliefs. The God that I know is loving and merciful, always at the ready to take us under his wing and shelter us. All we have to do is ask. There is this funny little thing called free will that He gave us, something that we always seem to forget. He created us and God makes no mistakes! Remembering that at the low points should make our faith stronger, our resolve that much more clear, and the high points that much more satisfying. Make God relevant in your life again and see what happens! Sending lots of blessings, Karen
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Life is lessons! Keeping your light shining is one of the most important and hardest to learn. What the dark fears the most is light, yet it craves it. There are always those who are close around you and even strangers that you pass on the street who see your light and yet do not bask in it or shine their own, but try their very best to diminish what they don’t understand, what they don’t feel is available to them. To be a bright light is to be kind, generous, and forgiving. But make no mistake in thinking that it means weakness. Light is strength, courage, and resolve along with kind, generous, and forgiving. Do not let anyone diminish your light or take it from you. For those I tell you to shine it more brightly! In turn, do not diminish the light of others or the progress that they are making on their journey. Sending lots of love, Karen
Food is essential to living. That, along with our spiritual awareness, is an indication of our state of well being or not. I combine the two for healing on two levels, the body and soul. It is what I do, it is what I love, it is who I am. All food has energetic healing properties. It is my gift to recognize these properties and to use them for the nourishment of ones body and soul. A great job, one that I relish and care deeply for. Great food and ingredients, grown with care, respect, and love of the land, can make such a huge difference in our lives physically, mentally, and spiritually. To take the challenge of living according to these laws of nature and of God is quite a statement of one’s spiritual awareness and one’s willingness to transcend to the next level. An amazing thought to let awaken within ourselves.
From My Kitchen……Mussels Steamed In A Saffron Cream Sauce!
Finding your voice and flexing your spiritual muscle is an amazing challenge. I find my spiritual strength and voice through food. The writing about, the gathering, the planting, the preparing, the cooking, and finally the eating provide an outlet for me, an arena, so to speak, where the Higher Powers can have my full attention and speak directly to me. Finding an outlet is an essential part of being intuitive. All people are innately intuitive, whether that intuitiveness is brought to the surface or not is up to the individual, but the capacity is there. That being said, all of us need an outlet to practice flexing our spiritual muscle. The old school advice applies, practice, practice, practice, you’re bond to get better. Find your outlet and start flexing!
PS The mussels in the picture were gathered by yours truly and what a fabulous treat it was to gather, prepare and eat them for dinner.
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To talk to people, to be out in the world living is the greatest service that you can provide for others. Information is exchanged and shared, great ideas are formed and life changing advice is given. Isn’t it funny how we can be at the right place, at the right time, and in the right state of mind to receive a tidbit that resonates with us and is then passed on to resonate with others. A most important life lesson kept repeating itself and kept getting louder until I finally got it. Live in the moment before it is gone. Acknowledge your feelings whether good or bad and sit with them, for all things will naturally pass and wouldn’t you have wanted to be there. A happy feeling should be enjoyed and a painful feeling should be felt so that it too can pass and be replaced with something better. Without feeling the bad, we can’t appreciate feeling the good. Without feeling the good, we can’t appreciate feeling the bad. To me, those are healing words. I am so thankful to have been watching a segment of Marie TV in God’s perfect timing. I am always learning something spectacular from her!
I know when I am about to have a very supercharged intuitive day. My dreams are vivid, my emotions are heightened, seemingly out of nowhere, fear and doubt spring up. The signs are there, they are built in for our protection and preparedness. What to do is to stay focused on the positive, the work that you do and all the wonderful things that make up your life. I also throw up a prayer or two for help, guidance, clarity, and wisdom. An answer is always received. Being intuitive is a challenge, but look at it this way, you are not given anything that you are not equipped to handle and the more challenges, the more advanced that you are becoming. My words of wisdom are simple, focus, go with the flow, and let the information take you where you need to go. Everything that we receive is not always meant for us. It is part of our journey to discern what information that we need to do our work and what information that we need to release to the universe so that others may get what they need to do their work properly. A fun saying for the day…keep calm and carry on! If that doesn’t work, head into the kitchen to cook or bake! Karen
Scones make a beautiful morning even more beautiful! There is nothing like waking up all comfy in your bed with the sun shining brightly and the birds singing their song and realizing that you had put a batch of your scones in the freezer, all ready to bake, for a morning such as this. How grateful I was for that discovery. But seriously, I want you all to realize that each day is an opportunity to sing. We only have today, no guarantee of a tomorrow so why not sing! Why not find something to be joyful for in the moment. Life is about the little things, the little victories, the little moments that can get you through the day! When you sing, the heavens rejoice and join in! Imagine what it must sound like when all of the angels are singing with you! Inspirational is the word I come up with. If you dare to sing, even one little song, notice how the energy shifts, notice what happens to the world around you, notice how it makes you feel. Now, that alone is a reason to sing on a daily basis! Bake some scones and a sing, it will change your day!
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