January 30th, 2023
I don't want to hustle
I don’t want to hustle. I want to ALIGN with my passion to live my purpose in prosperity: health, love, joy, money.
And, I’m looking for other quirky souls to join me in creating a community where we value your uniqueness even as we recognize we are all One.
Heart-led leaders who know personal sovereignty includes body, mind, spirit & energy (yes, $$$ is also energy)… LIFE!
Where work feels like synchronistic & energizing Service (to Self, Source & others)…
A quantum space where passion intermingles with play & YOU get to decide what prosperity & freedom mean to YOU.
Where our individual skills & abilities form a synergistic force of change.
Together, we not only Rise, we raise the frequencies & vibrations of all we encounter.
I believe in miracles…let’s Be One! Email to learn more: AlongNourishedPath@Gmail.com.
Healy™: What's all the buzz ?
What's a Healy™?
Healy™ is a small, wearable microcurrent frequency device that marries science, health, spirituality and technology to support the body, mind and spirit. Designed to help people live healthy, fulfilled and conscious lives.
What follows is this blog, as well as future posts, is an overview of the device, including a bit about how it works and the benefits of incorporating it into your healthy lifestyle:
*While the microcurrent aspect of Healy is contraindicated for the above, individuals may be able to use the Coil (purchased separately), run the Healy without Coil or electrodes, or use the HealAdvisor Analyze app which works through the quantum field to scan and sends frequencies, to enjoy the benefits of the Healy. Please check with a healthcare provider or contact Healy Support for more info.
RETURN POLICY: 14 days.
Learn more: email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://bit.ly/HealyNP.
What Reiki Can Do
Reiki works with the energetic, physical and emotional aspects of an individual (animal, plant, space or situation) to address imbalances on all levels – body, mind and spirit. Reasons you may want to experience a Reiki session:
• General balancing
• Clearing emotional blocks
• Physical pain
• Increasing clarity
• Facing life challenges
*The healing energy is your own and goes where it is needed. It is a benevolent energy.
Reiki is holistic in its approach and works on both the symptoms experienced by an individual or animal,
as well as the root cause of the imbalance. It focuses your energy to go where your body-mind needs it to go, how it needs to go, when and for how long your innate wisdom deems necessary. Reiki helps to restore the body’s natural ability to heal and create balance.
How to know if Reiki is right for you
If you have a nagging feeling that something in your life, body or mind is out of balance, or feel like you are struggling within yourself and your environment, Reiki may be for you!
The fact that you are reading this may be the sign that your ready for healing and to experience the growth Reiki can offer.
What to expect during a session
A Reiki session is typically very relaxing for the client. The practitioner and client chat (or complete a form) to provide an idea of the intention for the session (area or issues to be addressed) and help to monitor progress over sessions.
Once any questions have been answered, the client lays down in a comfortable position on the back,
fully clothed, and relaxes. During the session, the practitioner places their hands above various parts of the client's body, being guided by Reiki’s sequential positions and client's body-mind.
You may experience sensations (sights, sounds, smells, tingles or heat) or nothing at all. There is no "typical" way to experience the healing energy. At the end of the session, the client and practitioner can discuss the experience together for maximum benefit (this is completely up to the client).
Typically, I do remote Reiki, especially when working with animals. The process can allow for deeper relaxation as you/the animal is in a familiar surrounding. It simply needs to be a quiet place where you will not be interrupted for 60 minutes (typical session length).
I do recommend drinking plenty of filtered water after a session and will provide you with any insights, suggestions and thoughts when we are done (typically written and then we can follow-up with a call as needed).
For animals, the process is very similar to a person's remote/distance session and I strongly encourage clients to provide 24-hour access to clean water after a session. Again, I will provide insights and answer questions to help you support your pet.
While what I do is based on Dr. Usui's core Reiki principles, it may not be the same as a session you've had with another practitioner as we all work with how we are guided by your energy and our intuition.
If you'd like to learn more, or schedule a session, please email AlongNourishedPath@gmail.com!
unbeknownst to me
Unbeknownst to me until my 30s, I've been dappling in yoga all my life...stretching my body to get free from my mind, repeating self-made mantras, tuning-in with certain phrases/sounds.
My first foray into “official” yoga was writing and doing PR for an internationally known yogi. Part of my pay was getting to attend a teacher training in Joshua Tree, CA.
It was here that I realized while I didn’t know what I was doing, the I AM in me did. Issues cropped-up, traumas that I’d “dealt with” in counseling and been re-sealed started to crack open. I was physically ill much of the time I was there, emotionally drained, yet moving into an awareness that it was all not only “ok”, but meant to be.
And, in a spur-of-the-moment situation, this yogi asked me to lead a section of the class. I nearly got tossed my last meal. Still, I was surrounded by the most amazing women who had been supporting me and so, like so many other times in my life when I’ve been thrown into the wilderness without a thoughtful clue, I did it.
I eased onto the mat and started speaking and making-up terms for asanas and the group seemed to be following, even giggling (appropriately) as I talked about the mountain pretzel pose (reclining pigeon).
When I finished there was silence. Panic set back in… until I saw smiles and heard them saying how I “belonged on the mat”, teaching, they saw the Light around me.
I share this because I did NOT become a yoga teacher. After finding the perfect yoga teachers for me locally and sitting through a few teacher trainings, I decided that I needed yoga to be “mine” – my tool for healing, restoration, peace, grounding.
Through Jamie Shane and Jessica Hesser, I discovered Kundalini yoga and awakened to more of my Self. I experienced the deepest moment listening to Jai Jagdeesh's In Dreams. I met healer Mystical Matthew who worked on me and when done I said, “Man, your hands got so hot” and he sweetly replied, “No, that was your energy.”
I "saw" things/people that "weren't there" and then much of that faded away. But, other things came forward. I took Advanced Chemistry of Essential Oils, got Pn1 certified (nutrition) and completed certifications in Animal Reiki and as a Reiki Master.
Still, I do PR, communications, events, etc. while also offering other "woo woo" services. It just is what it is.
I tell you all this because we ALL are awakening to more of our Selves. Not our personalities, or beliefs, but a deeper Knowingness. There may not be full clarity in mind, but there is an expanse of Awareness as Source embodied as me, you, we.
There are times I feel so disconnected. Meditation and things "don't work like they did in the past." I miss some of that woo.
But, I was on the mat today when Jai Jagdeesh’s version of Ardas Bhaee came on and even as I was rolling around, my mind saw giant pillars of golden light rising out of the earth. Each pillar was someone…a network of Light across Ohio, the US, then the Ukraine, Russia and the world.
Somehow, it was clear to me that WE are those pillars of iridescent white/golden light and that it is LOVE. Not some romantic, butterflies and pink hearts love.
Rather, a white Bison moving steadfastly forward amid a blinding blizzard. Archangel Michael clearing entanglements with a sword of Truth. A Ganesh built like "The Rock" walking by our sides.
We do NOT have to be a yogi, a coach, spiritual leader to Be the Change. We can devote our life to family, friends, work “outside the woo woo” and still BE the Light because, simply, we already ARE the Light.
We already are the healers, gurus, sages and guides. We don’t have to Know more. We simply follow our Hearts and know wherever we are is exactly where we are supposed to be until we are moved, guided, led by our Hearts (or life) to be somewhere else.
For some of us, this IS the path!
And, as far as the mantra…Ardas Bhaee is literally the energy of miracles, healings and blessings…”The Prayer to answer all Prayers.”
So, today, I go about my business "as usual" because THAT is my calling. Today, and every day, we ARE THE PILLARS OF LIGHT and our very presence is healing this planet and bringing the dawning of a new world.
See the pillars rising and connecting as a network of circuits, like roots connecting the entire earth in the highest Love frequency and know that each day more pillars are lighting-up, "coming on-line", and more connections are being made.
If we must hold on to anything, let us do our work holding onto Being Light – as Light as we can Be in such tumultuous, painful, fearful times.
"To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The past few years have been exceedingly stressful, revealing, exhausting, uplifting and more than hard for the world. (Same seas, different vehicles on which to navigate them).
Without delving into the political fray, we are in unprecedented times when, despite enormous differences in views on life's intricacies, we are being called upon to not only find our voice, but also create the collective.
Logically, it seems impossible when it appears views, philosophies and lifestyles are completely divergent. But, in the end, I do believe we all want the same things on the heart and soul level. For example, to:
I don't know why we have to war anymore. Or how things have gotten so confused over the millennia. But, I do know that when we don't feel safe, we react out of fear. When our needs aren't met, we are in a constant state of chaos and suffering. That we are NOT created to live in unending fear, scarcity, grief...feeling empty.
Also, there is definitely a shift occurring where those who "have" in excess are being called-out to be accountable, including corporations and governments. Domination, power plays, scare tactics and such simply are fighting to keep their foothold as the rest of the world continues to shift to more conscious ways of being and engaging in business and community.
Through all this we are constantly being called into the best versions of ourselves. This is not a call for any type of perfection, but rather a deep dive into exploring what is true for us and living a more empowered life that realizes everyone else is doing something similar (even when it doesn't appear that way due to their fears).
Perhaps it begins by following the call to be kind to those in our little universe. To do something that feeds our hearts each day whether it's through work, family or community.
To take a "news fast" and start creating the world we want at home, work, school, community and let that flow up and out to the world. The changes we seek cannot, nor have they really ever, come from the top down. Let's face it, even in the world's worst moments there are folks who walk to the beat of a different tune that accounts for their own needs and that of their neighbors...even at horrendous costs to them personally.
Watching the news, it's so easy to believe there is no good in the world. While it is important to know what's happening, we don't have to consume it 24/7. Follow some cute animal or craft accounts, a few charities, to our social media feeds and suddenly we start to see that there is good out there.
Our personal genius is in knowing how we are all alike as living beings sharing planet earth while also understanding we each have something unique to offer. To believe that someone else's success doesn't diminish ours. That collaborations, awareness and empathy build sustainable relationships (work, play, home and with the earth).
Today, I ask each of us to do something KIND for ourselves and another - whether its holding the door open for someone, donating to a charity, pausing before we let our anger spill out our mouths, having a good cry, running for political office, taking a new coworker under our wing, reaching out for help when we are overwhelmed (depressed, grieving, suicidal), saving a turtle on the road, sharing a cookie with a friend, walking away from toxic relationships (personally and professionally)...
Today, let's trust our highest thoughts knowing that "to believe that what is true for your in your private heart is true for all men" and step into our genius.
I'm Mary Ann. I am a storyteller using skills, interests, education and experience to help others. Together, we'll explore your story and write a new ending for your journey along the nourished path.