A Message from White Eagle of the Hopi

“This moment humanity is going through can now be seen as a portal and as a hole. The decision to fall into the hole or go through the portal is up to you.

If you repent of the problem and consume the news 24 hours a day, with little energy, nervous all the time, with pessimism, you will fall into the hole. But if you take this opportunity to look at yourself, rethink life and death, take care of yourself and others, you will cross the portal. Take care of your homes, take care of your body. Connect with your spiritual House.

When you are taking care of yourselves, you are taking care of everything else. Do not lose the spiritual dimension of this crisis; have the eagle aspect from above and see the whole; see more broadly.

There is a social demand in this crisis, but there is also a spiritual demand — the two go hand in hand. Without the social dimension, we fall into fanaticism. But without the spiritual dimension, we fall into pessimism and lack of meaning. You were prepared to go through this crisis. Take your toolbox and use all the tools available to you.

Learn about resistance of the indigenous and African peoples; we have always been, and continue to be, exterminated. But we still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire, and having fun. Don’t feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time.

You do not help at all being sad and without energy. You help if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, each of you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world.

You need to be well and strong. And for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy, and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation.

This is a resistance strategy. In shamanism, there is a rite of passage called the quest for vision. You spend a few days alone in the forest, without water, without food, without protection. When you cross this portal, you get a new vision of the world, because you have faced your fears, your difficulties.

This is what is asked of you:

Allow yourself to take advantage of this time to perform your vision-seeking rituals. What world do you want to build for you? For now, this is what you can do — serenity in the storm. Calm down, pray every day. Establish a routine to meet the sacred every day.

Good things emanate; what you emanate now is the most important thing. And sing, dance, resist through art, joy, faith, and love.”

from https://coe-llc.com/2020/04/01/message-from-white-eagle-hopi-indigenous-on-03-16-2020/

Healing your (4th) Heart Chakra in the time of Covid 19

4th Chakra – Heart

Chakras are energy centers in our physical body. For our purposes we are looking at the seven chakras that start at the genitals, then move up to the pelvic area, and to just behind the belly button. These first three chakras relate to how we physically are in the world.

The 4th chakra is at the heart and lungs. The heart is at the center of the seven chakras and integrates the physical with the spiritual. The chakras above the heart chakra are the throat, the third eye (behind the forehead) and the crown, just above the head.

A healthy, well balanced 4th chakra is indicated by a person who has healthy relationships, is accepting, is compassionate, and understands forgiveness of self and others. An unbalanced heart chakra can attract poor relationship choices, lack of compassion, and a poor concept of boundaries

The energy of an unbalanced heart chakra can attract physical illnesses related to the heart, lung or breast. Coronavirus most often attacks the lungs, and often the heart. Below, I’ve offered methods you can practice to strengthen your heart chakra.

Ritual to clear your heart chakra

Acknowledge your gratitude. Our culture often encourages us to feel something like arrogance when we express what we are grateful for, such as a nice car or a special talent. It’s sad because feeling grateful for what we have and who we are opens our heart. Here is a ritual I’ve suggested for Thanksgiving, but any time is a time to give thanks. The ritual can be accessed here.

Practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is paramount to having a healthy heart chakra. Include yourself in this ritual of forgiveness. This is an extremely powerful ritual if you have been wronged by someone, or if you have acted in a way you regret. Forgiveness ritual can be accessed here.

Combine color and healing. The color related to the heart chakra is green, which is also the color for healing. Integrate green into your wardrobe, jewelry and environment. Make a practice of noticing the many shades of green in your life. Every time you see green say the mantra, “My heart is healing.”T

It Will Be Okay

For most of us, it really will be okay. Most people I know are going through periods of lethargy, fear, occasional happiness (just short of joy), loneliness and grief.

I’m seeing in my coaching and reiki clients people who are doubting themselves in ways they never have before. All of their vulnerabilities have been exposed through an overabundance of self examination. These are strong people who have sought the road to self empowerment. These are people who have chosen to face life head on. These are people looking into the face of fear. These are people experiencing the grief of the loss of a way of life.

Know this. Your world has been turned upside down, not just because of the quarantine, but because your very beliefs and assumptions are in doubt. And this is true in every country in the world, in every government, in every institution, in every medical center, in millions of households.

All of our norms are out the window: shopping, recreation, fraternizing, religious gatherings, and greetings. Most of us have assumed that we can go to our family if someone is ill. Most of us assumed we would be available to help a friend in need. Most of us assumed we could make travel plans. Most of us assumed an upcoming summer would be filled with barbeques and shared friendships. We can’t make those assumptions now.

Even those of you who are not empaths are experiencing the energy of confusion and the grief is palpable. It’s not just you. It’s not personal. It’s hard to find an anchor because our schedules and relationships are often undependable and unpredictable.

So, it’s okay if you are feeling stressed or out of sorts on occasion. It’s okay if you don’t seem to have the interest or energy in completing those projects you always meant to get to if you only had the time.

Most of all, it’s okay to indulge yourself. To be on the phone, in the tub, on Zoom (or not), to read a book, or to watch tv in the middle of the day.

My suggestion to most of my clients is to make small goals in the area of personal, family and community connection. Make a goal to take a step in personal growth (it can be a very small step), it could be connecting with a family member you haven’t talked to in a while, it could be ordering from a local restaurant. Try to do something every day, and if you can’t, love yourself. Forgive and know this period of confusion will end.

Hugs to you.

Part 4 – Healing Of The Chakras – The Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra

  There are basically seven energy centers in the body which we refer to as chakras. All of the chakras work together and when one is blocked your life accompishments and health may be affected in areas related to that chakra. Understanding the energy of each chakra can help you live a happier life.

In the last two newsletters we’ve explored the first two chakras which you can read about http://judythsult.com/here. In this newsletter we’ll explore the third chakra.

Third chakra signs of balance: Confident, motivated, purposeful, reliable, responsible

Third chakra signs of imbalance: Aggression, overly dominating toward others, low self-esteem

The third chakra is called the Solar Plexus or naval chakra and is located near the belly button. The third chakra is associated with the color yellow, the element of fire, the stones citrine and tiger eye and the sound Ram.

A healthy third chakra presents as a person who is confident, productive, and has good self esteem. This is where your sense of personal power resides. When the third chakra is balanced you feel empowered. An empowered person is willing to take responsibility for her own well-being, is able to set and enforce personal boundaries, and is able to convert intention into action.

When the third chakra is blocked the symptoms often manifest as a digestive disorder, a lack of confidence, and an inability to get things done.

Rituals for healing the third chakra

Activate the healing of this chakra by lighting a candle and meditate on the element of fire and what creates the fire of passion in your life. Think of ways to keep that fire burning.

Wear something yellow, even if it’s only underwear. Carry citrine or tiger eye stones or jewelry.

Make a mantra of repeating the word RAM over and over.

Make a list of your goals and create steps to take and a timeline to complete the goals.

Identify what boundaries you need to establish with others and explain the boundaries in a clear and positive way

Most of all, know that you deserve to be empowered to live your life fully. Contact me if you need help healing any of your chakras.

Part 3 – Healing Of The Chakras – The Sacral (2nd) Chakra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning about the Chakras helps you become aware of how these energy centers relate to your life energy flow, and how to clear them if they are blocked. When there is a block we feel unbalanced in areas that relate to specific Chakras.

This month, I’m discussing the second, or Sacral Chakra (read about first Chakra here).

The second Chakra is located at the bottom of the spine and just below the belly button. It is associated to the color orange, the element of water, and the sound of vam.

In your life energy, the Sacral Chakra relates to sexuality, creativity, personal power, intimacy and pleasure. Symbolically, the second Chakra is about the cycle of birth, life and death.

When your second Chakra is open you feel excited about life, you likely are open to new experiences and motivated to discover things about yourself and the world. A healthy Sacral Chakra attracts healthy relationships with yourself and others, and healthy sexual experiences.

A blocked or unbalanced Sacral Chakra will often show as emotional issues around intimacy, flexibility, guilt and shame. An unhealthy second Chakra can manifest as sexual dysfunction, addictive behavior, or depression.

As this Chakra relates to personal power and passion, explore what’s keeping you from expressing your personal power. Write down the beliefs you were taught as a child. What of those beliefs are no longer appropriate for you as an adult? What beliefs have kept you from feeling passionate joy? What are your beliefs about creativity, sexuality, power, passion, your looks, or anger?

Examine your self-talk to discover the messages you frequently repeat to yourself, such as, “I’m so dumb and ____,” [fill in the blank]. Replace that negative self-talk with affirmations such as, “I am smart about organizing events and ____,” [fill in the blanks].

It can be useful to have physical reminders when you are working to remove the blocks and open the Sacral Chakra. For example:

Carry orange stones such as calcite, carnelian, citrine or jasper. Moonstone is also good as it relates to the element of water.

Eat orange foods such as oranges, cantaloupe, carrots, mango, sweet potato, salmon, apricots, or peaches.

Create something that reminds you of a healthy Sacral Chakra. The act of creating is a sign of an unblocked second Chakra so anything you create will help heal your chakra.

Additional healing methods for all of the Charkas include sound therapy, acupressure and acupuncture, art therapy, yoga and massage.

Part 2 – Healing Of The Chakras – The Root (1st) Chakra

  Why learn about chakras? Last month I introduced an overview of the chakras which you can read here. When any of these energy centers are blocked we become out of balance physically, mentally or emotionally which can manifest as anxiety, illness or trauma. It’s important to recognize when you are out of balance and learn methods to clear the energy.

The first chakra is the ROOT of your energy field so it’s important to keep it clear in order to have a healthy energy flow to the other chakras. The energy center associated with the root chakra is located at the base of your spine, resonates to the color red and is associated with issues of survival, basic security, and connection to earth. This chakra is associated with your earliest time on earth and affects your sense of belonging and how safe you feel in the world.

When the root chakra is balanced we feel safe, grounded, and confident. When our first chakra is out of balance we feel insecure, fearful, and vulnerable.

Symptoms of an out of balance root chakra:

You survival needs, such as money or food are constantly challenged in a way you can’t seem to control.

You usually feel insecure in the world and you are afraid to speak your mind in your work or relationships.

You feel fearful in the world because you have a weak support network and insufficient resources.

HEALING: Grounding yourself is essential for healing the first chakra. If weather permits sit on the ground, hug a tree, dig in a garden or play in the sand. Literally plant yourself on the earth. If that’s not possible at least sit on the floor, pay special attention to house plants, or cook something delicious.

You want vital energy from this chakra to feed the other chakras. Make yourself vital by moving the lower half of your body. Each foot fall connects you to the earth in a different way than sitting on the earth.

Review your core beliefs about the security you deserve. For example, you want a good job, but a little internal voice says that you will always be prevented from acquiring the good job. Listen to your self-talk about your place in the world, not the voice that says what you want to manifest, but your ingrained belief about your place in the world. The ingrained belief will attract more attention than what you are trying to create.

Write down the ingrained negative beliefs you hear in your head. Then create a new, positive message that reinforces the positive belief you want to establish in your life. When the old message sneaks in reframe a new message that supports you.

Insecurity is an ongoing challenge that needs special nurturing on a daily basis. Find people who support you and your goals. Every day make a list of what you did RIGHT and honor yourself for being good. This activity can take months or even years until you feel safe and secure as it attracts people and situations that you will trust.

There are many tools available for assist in healing your first chakra including red stones, jewelry, meditations, music, essential oils and so much more. However, until you decide to do the work to reframe the internal messages, the tools will not help.

Be intentional!

I am available to support you as an Empowerment Coach through this process.
Contact me in confidence at JudythSult [at] gmail.com.

Part 1 – The Seven Chakras

As an empowerment coach I often look for energy blocks that my clients may be experiencing. In 2020 I’m going to discuss the seven basic chakras. We’ll explore the energy around each chakra, what happens when it is out of balance and methods to heal any energy blocks. In this newsletter I’ll give you an overall view of the seven chakras and explore each one individually in subsequent newsletters.

The first chakra is the root chakra and is at the base of your spine and resonates to the color red. Issues for the Root chakra revolve around safety and survival and help to connect you to earth.

The second chakra is the sacral chakra and is located just below the naval and resonates to the color orange. The issues are related to the sexual organs. This chakra relates to creativity and sensuality.

The third chakra is located in the solar plexus and related to the color yellow. The issues related to the third chakra have to do with how confident you are in the world.

The fourth chakra is located in the heart and relates to the color green. The heart chakra is related to relationships, compassion and forgiveness.

The fifth chakra is located in the throat and is associated with the color blue. This chakra relates to how you find your voice and speak your truth.

The sixth chakra is often referred to as the third eye and is located in the middle of the forehead and is related to the color indigo. The sixth chakra relates to the intuition and spiritual living.

The seventh chakra is located just above the head and is referred to as the crown chakra. This chakra is related to the color violet and helps to connect your physical body to your spiritual being.

Imagine each of these energy centers in your body and during this month notice when there is discomfort or blocks and look at the issues that are going on in your life to see if there is a connection to your physical body.

New Year Resolutions

It’s often tempting to make promises to yourself (or you family and friends) at the beginning of a new cycle. Perhaps this year you can try a different approach by using the energy of your personal year to set your intentions about what you want to do in 2020.

Add your birth day and month (not your birth year) to 2020. My birth day is 21 and the month is April so it’s a 4. So I add 21+4+2020=2045, and reduce the number to a single digit, which is 11=2. So my personal year is a 2, which is about balance, partnership and cooperation. My resolution might be to focus on bringing more balance to my relationships with my spouse, family and friends. Next, I will write down particular areas where I can enhance my relationships and then plan events throughout the year to focus on one-on-one time with people dear to me.

Figure out your personal year and the energy that the personal year brings to you.

1 – The 1 influence is new beginnings, leadership and initiative.

2 – The 2 influence is harmony, partnership and cooperation.

3 – The 3 influence is expansiveness, adventure and joy.

4 – The 4 influence is limits, order, and service.

5 – The 5 influence is change, enthusiasm, and adaptability.

6 – The 6 influence is home, family and responsibility.

7 – The 7 influence is analysis, understanding and logic.

8 – The 8 influence is power, money and confidence.

9 – The 9 influence is completion, idealism, humanitarianism.

How to Ask a Person to Change Behavior

As an empowerment coach my focus is on how my clients can make decisions that bring more joy and satisfaction in their lives. An area that may be challenging is to establish boundaries so that my client feels empowered to live with less stress and more self confidence. Holding to the boundaries may require a person in my client’s life to make changes.

For example, my client may feel the person is constantly disrespectful of time or space needs. Or an individual may not respect my client’s opinions or priorities. Below are some strategies for when you feel your boundaries have not been respected and the other person needs to make a change of behavior.

1. Listen to the words you are using in demanding a change. For example, saying, “I want you to stop [fill in the blank],” does not show any consideration for what the other person wants. Another approach would be to say, “Having you [fill in the behavior] doesn’t work for me. What might we agree to that would work for both of us?”

This approach can lead to a discussion that includes the individual in the decision that affects him/her directly and possibly create a compromise that works for both of you.

2. Consider habits you have developed that allow, or even encourage, the undesired behavior to continue. If you have accepted, or put up with the undesired behavior in the past, then you have trained the person to think that there are no consequences for not making the change.

It’s up to you to decide the consequences of continued unwanted behavior. It’s important to determine if you will really carry through with the consequences because when you don’t carry through you are giving permission for the unwanted behavior to continue.

3. Be certain that you hear what the person says about why they are refusing to change. You may, or may not be sympathetic to the reasons, but hearing those reasons can give you insight into how the person values the behavior and the relationship with you.

Sometimes you may repeatedly request a change of behavior and the person refuses to change. In that case it suggests that there is no buy-in or benefit to the person you are talking to. It can mean that the person does not care why you want the behavior to change because it’s more satisfying for the behavior to continue as is.

The holidays can be stressful for many families. Become empowered by establishing your boundaries now to minimize the anxiety and chaos for a more relaxed season.

Celebrating the Dead Around the World

October is often said to be when the veil between the worlds is thin, allowing the spirits of those who passed on to come back to this realm. Some cultures see this time as frightening, while others see it as a joyful celebration because they believe the ancestors come back to celebrate. We’re going to explore the Pagan tradition of the Celts and the Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico and other regions of Latin American.

Halloween is a modern carryover of these traditions that have celebrated of the departed for thousands of years. The Pagan celebration called Samhein (pronounced SOW-in) was first celebrated by the Celts and generally lasted from October 31 to November 2. It is the Pagan New Year and the spirits return to roam in this realm.

Samhein is a Celtic tradition to remember and honor the dead. In the past, food was often left on altars and just outside the door for the ghosts of the departed in order to appease them so they would not harm those in the house. Thus, the beginning of modern day Trick or Treat

In a like manner in the olden times, people wore costumes and painted their faces white so the evil spirits could not know them. The tradition lighting of Jack-O-Lanterns was also to protect them from the spirits. This is the history of Halloween costumes and pumpkins.

Also from October 31 to November 2, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is celebrated to honor loved ones who have passed over. It is believed by many that children who have died come at midnight to spend a day with their families on October 31 and then leave the next day. Adults who have crossed over arrive the next day. The celebration is often held at the gravesites of those who have passed. It is a joyful, rather than solemn, occasion with food, games and lots of sugar candy.

Many other cultures have celebrations during these 3 days. The Festival of the Dead include Peruvians, Pacific Islanders, people of the Tonga Islands, ancient Persians and ancient Romans. Additional celebrations for the ancestors include those in Japan, Korea, Nepal, China, India, and Madagascar.

Whether you dress up or you welcome ghosts and goblins (and many supeheros) enjoy the celebration this year.