Im Alltag wirken diese Ängste völlig übertrieben und irrational. Sie sollen einfach „weg“.
Doch wenn wir sie uns einmal in Ruhe (* und diesen Zustand können wir gezielt erreichen) ansehen, dann zeigt sich, dass diese Ängste eine sehr sinnvolle Funktion haben. Sie wollen vor etwas warnen. Und dieses „Etwas“ hat einen ganz realen Hintergrund. Manchmal liegt dieser Hintergrund allerdings weit in der Vergangenheit und hat gar nichts mit der aktuellen Situation zu tun.
Die Angst meldet sich in so einem Fall nur, um daran zu erinnern, dass es da noch ein unbewältigtes Thema gibt, dass man sich bitte einmal anschauen sollte.
Und genau da hat die Angst ihren großen Auftritt als hilfreiche Kraft: Sie führt uns in Situationen unserer Vergangenheit zurück, die wir nicht aufgelöst haben.
Das können wir aber nachholen.
Lies meinen Blogpost dazu. Den Link findest du in meiner Bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you allow yourself SPACE?
Are you resistant or in fear of CHANGE, DEPTH, EXPANSION?
Wishing for more FREEDOM and feeling in flow with your inner nature or Spirit?
Take the time.
Make the change.
Be integrated in your body, mind, spirit and feel in purpose.
I’m available for sessions, PM or email for your appointment & let go of the old ways of thinking & being, and more into who you truly are in your essence.
Love Nic x 📷: Courtesy of the magnificent Sun & Ocean this morning on the Gold Coast 🌞🌊
Today I held my first event as a spiritual teacher. It was also the day I tangibly knew and felt that I am a Miracle... I am the Miracle of Life itself. All I see is Light radiating in my eyes and upon my skin because the place where illusion used to live is lit up and revealing it's spacious, empty, fullness...Light. I am so happy, grateful and honoured. To answer the call of the universe with the Light in me...it is my most Sacred blessing. Thank you.
I’ll be off replenishing my spirit for the next few days. Not only am I learning how to listen to my body and make my physical health a priority, I’m also learning how to listen to my mind and make my mental health a priority. Healing is a process and I’ve been so busy these past few weeks I haven’t had time to acknowledge my feelings. I need time to write, time to think, time to decompress, time to love on myself, and time to refill my cup ☕️💕 .
Thankful for this girl right here! 💗🙌🏼 SO PROUD of her for making this Women’s Empowerment event happen!!🔥. Proud to be your friend/soul sister/partner in crime! MORE EVENTS TO COME that’s for sure. Where should we host next?! (Check my story to see what I’m talking about!) .
Day 1 ✅
Day 2, we’re coming for youu!! It was so great seeing all these beautiful souls coming together with hearts wide open and seeing the magic of what happens when you allow yourself to heal and grow. Super proud of all the females who were not afraid to open up and share their vulnerability. That is strength, in which that it shows so much courage and braveness. I honor you for honoring your pains. This community of women consciously making an effort to better themselves gives me life ✨💕. @itsjackie_ You have a beautiful tribe! .
Thank you for being you! Jackie, your relentlessness is inspirational by far. There’s power in the work that we do, and thank you again for that beautiful reminder 💞.
I'm trying to rise. Against the odds. Hope whispers, don't give up... And I'm trying to listen to that guiding voice. So that when something is put down in front of me that has an unknown sauce, or mayonnaise. I can say, I'm not eating it. Despite ordering it and paying for it, and in front of you all here, refusing to eat it, like a spoiled snowflake with an invisible illness. I'm sorry. 🌸 I'm sorry I'm not strong. Picture my weakness. A great big cheesy topped pizza in Rome. I've been there for 3 weeks, avoided all temptations, and then... If you told me I could have great health for the rest of my life, or I could have the best tasting, deliciously cheesy topping laden pizza ever made... I'd have to pause to think about it. How ridiculous is that? Because I break. Of course I'd choose the health. I would! If only there WERE such a choice! But it's not. It's have the pizza NOW, or take 2 YEARS to heal. 2 YEARS! I'm not good at commitment. I FLEE. I FLY AWAY. I RUN. Into the present moment. Into the feel good of cheesy pizza. 🌸 Having spent my entire life feeling pretty crappy it's become so engrained. In the moment. Escape the pain of gas and bloating, constipation and tummy aches. I've had such bad period pains, migraines, and fatigue that its become normal to feel less than optimal. Crunching on Rennies and migralieve tablets as a teen. Lying over a cushion to ease the tummy ache, my mom used to call growing pains. 🌸 I mentined to my mom about going home for Christmas. (Just because I was worried it might be our last one together. She's been sounding so frail on the phone recently). She reacted in a very non committal monotone, "that would be lovely." She couldn't have sounded any flatter. I didn't push it further or pursue it, because all I felt was the lack of excitement. But I was taken aback on the same phone call, when for what I think might be the first time in my life I heard her say something nice. She actually said, "I've got a good one in your dad. He looks after me." I honestly think it's the first time ever and I was shocked! 🌸 Continued... ⬇️
Irrespective whether personal challenges or achieving any sort of success in business, the only difference is You! Reflect, take time to examine what may be actions that will bring about a different result. If we continue to so what we've always done, we will continue to get what we've always got. And Life is too beautiful to pinch off flow of abundance in all things - Love, health, wealth and happiness.
Diffuse Peace, meditate with Sandalwood and choose a pure-fume of Cheer or Citrus Bliss with Frankincense or Balance. Turn to Mother Nature, and Spirit. Universal hugs ♡
Feel what you feel. Journal that shit out. Have a good cry. Fall apart. Release what's not yours to carry. Own what needs to change. Vow to take action (if any). Get back up. Keep going. #emotionalfreedom rocks. ✌🏻☮️🖤
I just sobbed for a good 20 minutes of my Breathwork session. Some of us feel the pain of the world. You’re probably one of them. Sometimes I’m good at not taking on the pain I see, but sometimes it finds it’s way in.
I’m glad, to be honest. I don’t want to feel nothing when I see a video of a white man calling a Ugandan man the n word and then hitting him.
When I watch a video of a father who changes his religious, anti-gay views for his gay daughter who killed herself, I don’t want to feel nothing.
I want to feel righteous anger. I want to feel sadness and despair. I want to feel my heart bursting open in the hope for more change.
There was a time when I didn’t want to feel because I didn’t know what to do with my feelings. Now I do.
If you’re a sensitive person who cares deeply, I’m here for you. Link in profile for in-person healing sessions in Berkeley and Los Angeles as well as virtual sessions. If you want a tool to work with on your own check out Getting Started with Breathwork, also in my profile.
Be consistent with your goals. Everyone can begin a task and let it go on for maybe a few weeks or even months. The objective however is to make it last indefinitely and that’s the difference between a goal and a lifestyle. Make your potential last as if it were your lifestyle.
This is a gorgeously fresh, uplifting and invigorating scent. It's like a boost of energy in a bottle! It's also one of my favourites to use in raw food treats. Learn more about essential oils via the link in my profile. Kim xo
A glimpse into the doTERRA lifestyle:
Some of my most used oils?
1. Onguard (Protective Blend)
4. Breathe (Respiratory Blend)
5. Balance (Grounding Blend)
#1 -4 are all in our Top 10 Home Essentials Kit
I get asked how you can reuse the empty oil bottles.
One of my fav ways to reuse the empties is to choose ones I like for the bath:
💧unscrew the cap, take out the clear stopper top
💧let all parts sit in unscented epsom salts overnight (the salts absorb the remaining oil in the bottle and parts) ✨WAIT THERE'S MORE✨
It just clicked for me you can split up your full/newer bottle into the old one and disperse in other rooms of your home.
The point of this is to not have to run room to room, and create a "no-excuse" environment to using your oils and making your routines simple. 🧡Onguard: 1 for my bedroom (nighttime diffusing), bathroom for oil pulling, living space for diffusing when people aren't feeling the greatest OR fall/spicey aroma. 🍋Lemon: 1 for living space where I do laundry, clean, diffuse fresh/uplifting blends & 1 in my bathroom to add 1 drop to my water during baths. 👃Breathe: 1 for living space, 1 for bedroom 💙Peppermint: 1 for living space & daytime diffusing (try with wild orange for an energy bomb!) 1 for each of my bathrooms (2) to add one drop to toilet bowl after flushing/ for cleaning toilets with baking soda. 🌳Balance: 1 with a dropper top in bedroom for adding a drop to each foot before work, and one in the living room for grounding my energy after work calls, yoga, etc.
Have you tried dispersing your oils throughout your home? What about having a diffuser in each main room?
What are your most used oils?!
Movement is Medicine ✨
Have you ever noticed how animals and children are constantly moving their bodies in new and interesting ways? They’re always shaking, stretching and moving.
They do this because they naturally understand that their bodies are what carries them through their earthly experience. They know that to be so fully present and expressive they must be in constant communication and exploration with their bodies. ——————
When was the last time you did something new with your body? When was the last time you did something playful with your body?
These are really important questions to ask ourselves and the answers will help take us to the healthy lifestyle we desire.
I was at the park today with @amyrobynwarren and her super cute nephew and I was watching all the kids challenge themselves, explore their movement, and honestly just do some very silly things. And I thought to myself, how crazy is it that as we grow into adulthood we stop moving so freely?
Like for real, when was the last time you jumped? Every time I think about this I play around with jumping and I just can’t believe how crazy it can feel! Something Greg and I love doing is jumping off of fallen down trees and testing our ability to jump from different heights. This is one of the most challenging things for me mentally, But my body is more than capable of making the landing.
Did you know that each part of our body corresponds to a spiritual, mental, and emotional aspect as well. From this metaphysical perspective the knees represent our ego and our “willingness to bow to the greater good” How interesting that as we grow older and develop our egos we stop using our knees and jumping around like the playful innocent beings we truly are.
I invite you to explore your bodies ability to move. Fold forward, shake your arms and legs and head, roll on the ground or a grassy hill, jump of your couch or your deck or something.... just remember how freely you can move your body. Let yourself move in playful and silly ways. You have a body, you are not your body, but you should definitely move it in all sorts of ways 🙌🏼
I did a general reading for this coming week, so much came up about personal power, knowing our value & creating situations to mirror how we view ourselves. And taking responsibility for it. Radical honesty is not easy, but it’s necessary for growth. Emotional healing is coming up, we’re purging our lower energy emotions to make way for our heart opening & moving more towards our destiny. Like I’ve mentioned before, these readings that I do, I’m learning from them as well. I felt emotional after recording it so I laid down for a while & I began to cry. I’ve always felt not good enough & I could feel myself purging this energy. These lies I’ve created to stop myself from receiving what it is I desire. I share this photo because I got up, I felt SO MUCH BETTER, I looked at myself in the mirror & laughed because of my mascara 😂😢 I said to myself; you’re beautiful. Emotions make us human. Many people have a misconception that awakening is happiness, rainbows & butterflies, & it is, but it’s also anger, sadness, shame & pain. We can’t experience the contrast of happiness if we don’t experience the sadness & despair. There’s no rainbow without rain. ⛈🌈 LET THE STORM RAGE, it’ll pass. There’s so much shame around crying, but I believe it is brave, I believe it’s how we become stronger! Vulnerability is beautiful! ❤️ Happy Saturday! I’m gonna go make myself a nice dinner & go to the park to swing! ☺️ Look out for my weekly energy reading! 😘
Everyone meet the beautiful woman that is Charlotte! *que the hi Charlotte’s* ☺️ You would have seen this gal floating around on our Insta quite a bit! She’s on some of our posters and was our Sketch Marks artist in residence in June ✍🏻
What’s even better is that Charlotte and her band will be our next models for the 25th of August starting at 4pm! Two arts coming together as one ❤️ Music and Muses! Use this trio as your muse whilst they entertain you with their jams 🎼⠀
Tickets are just $20 and available via the link in our bio! Don’t miss out on our one of a kind event! We here at SketchMarks are making big moves 😘 The first event like this to come to the Gold Coast!
Lepidolite/ Aquamarine freeform! .
The soothing energy of #Aquamarine makes it a perfect crystal for #calming fears & #phobias . Aquamarine is sometimes referred to as a “#Stone of Courage & Protection”. Used often with the #ThroatChakra , Aquamarine can be used to promote all types of verbal self-expression. A “stone of transition”, #Lepidolite assists in the release & reorganisation of old behavioural & psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It brings deep #emotionalhealing , #soothing & reducing stress & depression. Lepidolite dissipates #negativity & insists on being used for the highest good.
I got this beauty from @catmagikcrystals 💜
I wasn’t on social media much yesterday bc I was nervous AF for my Reiki Level 1 workshop today!
I’ve never taught a workshop before, I used to HATE being the center of attention and EVERY SINGLE limiting belief I have kept coming up all week!
It’s funny how the ego does that, reminds you of everything you’re scared of to try to keep you “safe”
It almost worked! I thought about cancelling my course bc I was so nervous I would mess up, they would hate it, I would sound stupid, I wouldn’t look like your typical healer(whatever that means) and more
And oh my gosh am I SO happy I did not cancel my course!
Today was a MAGICAL day! I got to teach my first workshop, attune my first Reiki 1 students and step into a new version of me that does the shit that used to scare her!
What are you hiding from?
Is there something you’re not doing because it feels scary?
Let your emotions come and go like a wave🙏☮️I have a new Blog post on the how of letting go. Copy and paste this link to check it out😎https://www.pompestratervidal.com/the-how-of-letting-go/ #lettinggo#mindful#meditation
Balance has become so important in my life and I'm finally getting good at it. Boundaries and time set aside for myself have become huge priorities in my life. With M out of school and the troupe on break, though, I've fallen out of balance. I haven't been to yoga or belly dance all summer. I feel physically and emotionally rigid. My anxiety and depression have been harder to manage. My relationships are suffering.
M goes back Monday and I am so excited to get back into my flow.
How do you achieve peace and balance in your personal/professional life?
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In Peace and Beauty,
EMOTIONAL HEALTH + FERTILITY: On September 9th from 9am-2pm, Well Women Acupuncture and Seed Fertility founder @danicathornberry will be sharing what she's learned about the emotional aspect of treating infertility patients successfully since 2001 at Yo San University in Los Angeles. Come learn effective tools for the journey to baby, or simply to approach life with more balance and perspective. Open to acupuncturists, students and women who are serious about creating a more positive outlook about their life. 🌻 Link for signup in bio!
I’ve been really hard on myself lately. There’s been a lot of stress with starting back at work, getting the kids ready for school, some life changes, and to be honest- a bit of dread for September. September has been a hard month for me for the past few years and I know this one is going to be particularly hard with some things coming up. Because of all this, I haven’t been taking care of myself very well and I’ve been hard on myself because of it. Not honoring my body, not paying attention to how I feel and even calling my body some pretty ugly names for not looking the way I want it to. Today though I was reflecting on the reasons why I started on a journey to take better care of myself.
I started eating more intuitively a couple years ago after my 3rd miscarriage. There was no medical explanation for any of them with me or the babies. I felt helpless and hopeless and one of the things I had control over was what I put in my body.
So I started 90/10 clean eating and ate for fuel and energy and also had a treat from time to time. 🍎🥦🍦
I started exercising after my postpartum anxiety and a lot of hard things happened and hit me in my life all at once. I had unhealthy outlets and I needed a healthier one. I had played some sports and exercised in the past but I literally did not even know how to squat properly but I did it anyone for my mental and emotional healing. 🤸♀️🧘♀️🏋️♀️
And now I sit here and realize I need to re-find my “why”. I don’t take care of myself to post awesome pics of my body, to be some hottie at the swimming pool, or to have the best before and after pics around. Although if that is your motivation, I’m cool with that. No judgement here. I do it so I can be the best version of myself, so I can take care of others, have energy to keep up with my kids, and heathy outlets when life hits me. So today I worked out, tomorrow I will meal prep and made an appointment for therapy on Monday. 🙌🙌🙌
The truth is, some days taking care of yourself will be all these healthy things. Some days it will be taking a nap or eating pizza with friends or watching a movie and eating a treat and some days it may be just breathing! 👇
Happy Saturday! I will keep this short and sweet because I am out and about for the day!
First off, check out my horoscopes for brides.com for this week—most of the information talks about this weekend, so still relevant to check out! Link in bio.
Today brings Mercury in Leo sextile (harmony) Venus in Libra. Mercury stations direct tomorrow, but this aspect points to the first sign of improved communication in our relationships in weeks.
Venus is the planet of relationships and beauty, Mercury is the planet of communication. If we are intentional about communicating in a warm, generous manner, while also trying to harmonize our relationships, we will have enhanced success in both arenas.
What am I ready to communicate with the loved ones in my life? How can I make amends and accept the miscommunication (technology/travel issues, etc.) that has been present the last couple weeks?
I believe our mental health to be just as vitally important as our physical health. I know first hand how easy it is to push emotions we should be feeling and expressing deep into hearts in order to feel less pain.. it's so easy to get so used to doing that, that we are not able to show the emotions we used to. But it's not healthy to go through life feeling so numb disconnected all the time. I know uprooting those past traumas in life are incredibly painful to relive.. but I also know it's a necessary process of healing to walk through the pain.. to fully feel and process those emotions.. and walk through the other side a more whole human being... fully connected to your spirit. 🕊✨ -
I know there's a lot of stigma around mental health, but I am not ashamed to say I'm seeking help.. even though I pushed the idea out for a long time. I tend to try to fix things on my own.. I hate going to the doctor.. the dentist.. etc.. but I realised that self help books and meditation can only do so much. Sometimes you need another person who has professional experience to help shift your perception, open your eyes, and help you peel back those layers. I realise this is no quick process, but just to take it one day at a time... choosing to embrace the pain and embracing the fear.. and one day hopefully soon I'll see you on the other side. 💕🦋✨
MINDFUL DECLUTTERING CHALLENGE DAY #6 - IF IT'S BROKEN, HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY NEED IT?
I never advise my clients to keep dishware of any kind with cracks and chips as they can hold harmful bacteria. Some cultures believe that keeping broken, cracked or chipped items in the home can actually bring on bad luck.
Whatever your belief system, my feeling is that if it's broken it's not being used. If you've not using it, it's dead energy. If you've been thinking about fixing it for more than a year, you probably aren't going to get around to it. Someday is one of those things we say when we really aren't making it a priority.
Better to cut your losses. Let it go. Move on. Be free.
CHALLENGE: Post a photo of the broken items that you are either responsibly recycling or sending to the landfill. Please do not indulge in guilt or shame in letting these items go. There is no need to continue the vicious cycle of “what if” or “someday.” Let go of the things that no longer bring you joy!
BENEFIT: When we allow our unfinished projects to keep us up at night, we leak precious energy. By releasing broken and non-functioning items from our lives we allow ourselves more mental freedom.
1. Sign up in the link in bio with your name and email.
2. The Mindful Declutter Challenge is run through the Instagram platform and you must post an image or video on your feed or stories for all 7 days. We love before and afters but if you only post the afters it still counts!
3. Each post must include our unique hashtag: #ClutterHealingChallenge . This is how we will track who has completed all 7 challenges.
4. Like all challenge posts @clutterhealing
5. Tag @clutterhealing either in your photo, caption or video.
6. If you have a private Instagram page, please send your challenge of the day to me via direct message!
Photo by @julianascup for @clutterhealing
I ran out of sugar scrub the other day which is not good.😔 I have this thing I call lizard skin🦎--it's where you live in Calgary (where moisture goes to die) and your skin looks cracky and scaly like a lizard's.🦎 It's not fantastic. No one wants lizard legs in the summer. 🦎 In the winter no one sees them so who cares, but in the summer???? 😭
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
10 drops doTERRA oils, your choice
This time I did 6 drops Orange, 2 drops Coriander and 2 drops Peppermint. Let's face it, I need the waking up powers of Orange and Peppermint in the morning and Coriander makes my heart happy. That's why I chose those.😉 I use different oils each time I make it. .
I keep this in my shower and use it after I use body wash. Rub it in wherever you have lizard skin, or cracked/dry skin and then rinse it off.🦎 The oil is sooooo moisturizing without feeling slick and oily. And then you can kiss your lizard skin goodbye!!🦎😚👋👋👋
Not sure if you are a good candidate for an Emotional Support Dog? Check out our blog (link in profile) about how an ESD can improve your life. If you think an ESD could help you, schedule an initial consultation with us to get started!
✨Weekly Crystal Highlight✨BLUE AGATE
The rock star for soothing an overactive mind! ✨Excellent emotional healing stone
✨Calms the mind and helps soothe emotions
✨Helps to remove blockages from the nervous system and capillaries ✨Eases tension associated with headaches
✨Opens and clears the throat chakra
Blue quartz aka dumortierite calms the mind and emotional bodies enhancing organizational abilities, self-discipline, and orderliness. It balances the throat chakra, enhancing communication, and energy flow between the lower and higher chakras. Blue quartz brings the sense of order to all things, assists in releasing fears, greatly reduces problems with a scattered mind and disorganization. It can help to see and accept reality, and react to it intelligently. It can lift depression, replacing it with peace and happiness. May help reduce stubborness.
Blue Quartz (Dumortierite) ~ 1 large/xl AA Reiki infused tumbled crystal
The past year hasn’t always been easy (at all) for me.
I lost some friends.
My relationship fell apart.
And I went through a rough patch with 2 close family members.
It felt like love was leaving my life all of a sudden and replacing it with pain and tears instead.
I remember how I felt at the time.
In the midst of it, going through the days was a matter of pushing through each minute. They felt never ending.
I was tempted to close my heart so I would stop feeling the pain.
Instead though a miracle happened.
I opened my heart even more.
Like never before.
I decided to use this painful time in my life to truly liberate myself and live free.
Free from my mind and its fears.
Free from my emotions and its rollercoaster.
Free from the people I love and their expectations.
It’s been a journey!
And along this journey I have met beautiful souls. And their love have shone light and warmth into my path.
I have also discovered my true Self and fallen in love with my soul.
I guess that what I am trying to say is that it does take courage to keep your heart open in the midst of chaos and feel the pain but at the end of it, there is SO MUCH strength, power and love waiting to tranform your life. It is worth it. Every minute of it.
If you are also on the journey of your life and looking for other souls to support you along the way, join me in our next Sisterhood Moon Retreat🌕: link in my bio