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In order for us to manifest our fullest potential in life, we must care for both our physical and spiritual selves. I haven’t always felt this way. When I was nineteen years old, I had an out-of-body experience sitting in a college class that changed my life forever. Without any warning, I saw myself looking down at the classroom from the ceiling.  Before that incident, I thought I knew who I was. I identified myself as a student, a female, a friend, an employee and a sister. I did not know anything about my non-physical self. I was startled in that moment that I saw myself and others from a vantage point floating above my body. I discovered firsthand that I am much more than my physical self. With this new awareness came an added responsibility to care for both my spiritual self as well as my physical body.

I mention this because as a psychic, I spend a good deal of time tapping into the invisible realms, meditating and consciously expanding outward from my physical self. I have learned that to be the best psychic I can be, I must also be grounded in my physical body, feel healthy and have a high energy level. My work depends upon it. In addition to food, sleep and exercise, my body requires regular tune-ups like a car. Some of the methods I use to maintain my health and well-being are: chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, reiki, yoga, aerobics and weight training. These practices combined with healthy food, regular rest, meditation, prayer and self-reflection support me in tuning up my physical vehicle for optimum performance.

Another aspect of nurturing my well-being is tending to my intuitive nature. In order to experience the higher realms, I must feel grounded in my body. One of the first exercises I learned at a psychic school back in 1978 was to ground myself. To be grounded means that I am present in the moment and not “checked out” dwelling on some mental/emotional drama from the past or worrying about the imagined future. When I am grounded in the present moment, I feel my feet underneath me, I am aware of my breath and I am relaxed and at ease in the moment. There is an openness in my energy field and a sense of being connected to the divine. The technique I learned was to send a grounding cord down to the center of the earth from my hip area and to pull up from Mother Earth a feeling of being rooted and safe and strong. I also was taught to use this cord as a releasing tool to let go of any inharmonious thoughts or feelings by sending them down the cord to be transmuted into light at the center of the Earth and then pulling up into my heart feelings of peace, harmony and presence. 

The benefit of being grounded is that we can perform any duties or complete any tasks more fully because we are fully present. When we ground ourselves, we invite the non-physical aspect of whom we are to be embodied fully into our humanness. There is a special power in being rooted and grounded in the body. It permits us to stand in our center and feel our strengths and gifts and then bring them out into the world with confidence and ease. In these auspicious changing times, paying attention and standing rooted in the present moment are important practices to develop. Here is an example. After I have had a chiropractic adjustment, massage or acupuncture appointment, my physical being feels more peaceful, strong and energized. I am breathing more deeply and I am more in touch with my body. These tune-up methods enable me to hold more psychic energy when I do my readings. When I am physically present and acutely aware of the moment, I am able to add clarity and precision to my sessions because my tuning instrument- my body- is in a healthy and aligned state of being. You too will be able to expand your potential as you get more grounded.

We have the opportunity to value both our physical and spiritual well-being equally and take care of ourselves with healthy choices. We are not just these physical bodies. We are so much more! Our spiritual selves continue after the change called death but, in the meantime, we can enjoy our humanness and live happy and healthy lives in bodies that are tuned-up and functionally optimal, while being brightly connected to our souls.

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