January 26, 2015

Creating Balance with Trello

This has been a really hard couple of weeks. I have been struggling with finding balance. It is one of my three themes this year. I was struggling with the idea of picking one word to represent this year. I couldn't. I wanted balance and health. Then someone said pick three, it rang well in my being and so I did.

I am continuing the theme of Love. It is the essence of who we are so I will continue that theme for the rest of my life.

I am also focusing on health. One goal a month and others as they feel inspired. January has been no soda pop. I've been doing it. I have worked through cravings. I have had times when I felt like that soda would be so helpful in stress. I worked through. I hope to carry this one on for the rest of my life.

The last subject is balance. I have been struggling. How do I balance my spiritual studies, taking care of self, my social life (aka my obtaining an eternal sweetheart), my homeschool and other activities with children, my writing and my other business desires. How do I do it all? They are all super important to me. This is still something I am working on.

One of My Trello Board
One thing that is helping is Trello. I was so blessed to find this. I had been writing things down in a notebook., a page for each section of my life to jot down notes as I thought of them. This gets challenging, flipping through the pages and then if I write sloppy it bugs me, or if I cross something off because it's done. Then it looks messy and I don't want to look at it.

When I saw what Trello could do I was immediately on board. I joined as soon as I knew it was free. There are a few perks, like pictures for backgrounds, in the paid version. In fact, if you join through my link I'll get a free month of those extra perks. The most important things are all free!

I can use each board like I do a page in the notebook. It always stays looking neat! I have the app on my phone. I made a "brain dump" list that I can quickly insert thoughts as they come. If you see me with my phone out at church, I'm probably adding an idea to my list. :) Later when I am at the computer I can sort them to where they belong.

I'm loving this sense of organizing. It works a lot like my brain does. I can make to-do lists. I saw an example of how to make a template that you can just copy. The example I saw did hers as a weekly thing. Then the checklist and other details don't have to be remade. I did mine for daily. The little things I do daily, (scriptures, exercise, etc) that I like to check off are there, and then I have a priority 3 list. Sometimes I put 4. :)

I have a board for each business I work at and then a list for each aspect. I have a board that has 3 lists. This is my bucket list board. It has a list each for Be, Do and Have. It's really fun to add to this! I have a board for my health. When I get married I will likely make a board for planning that wedding.

It was a true blessing and answer to my prayers to find Trello.

Next, I'm learning how to get my writing and scriptures in before I start the day. Both are so important to me. I have found if I don't do them in the morning, I don't do them at all. I can do this!

My tips for anything, but especially for being organized.

1. Pray for guidance.
2. Take it one aspect or step at a time.
3. Be patient and forgiving with yourself.

You don't have to be perfect in this yet!

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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January 19, 2015

I Believe In Christ

I have a few goals for 2015. One of those goals is to step more fully into myself as a whole being by sharing an aspect of myself that is sometimes hard to share. One way I committed to doing this is by sharing  my religious testimony, in a big way, once a month throughout this year. My first one is a huge step out of my comfort zone by sharing it here. Last month I shared 3 letters of my testimony at my son's mission blog. Please feel free to partake of the spirit of those letters.

I have always admired the healers who have been vocal about their religious beliefs. It doesn't matter if they share my beliefs. I admire the courage to say, “This is a part of who I am.” I have seen some who share my beliefs be hush-hush about it. I have even seen one side step the questions about her religion. Almost as if they were embarrassed or if it was going to prevent them from having business. I must admit this has been a fear of mine. Then, I see Dr. Bradly Nelson of The Emotion Code (affiliate link) and Leslie Householder who have not denied nor hide their beliefs. They are both very successful and respectful of other points of view.

So what do I believe? I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormons. I share this as a way to let people know where I am coming from, what they can expect from me as a healer and friend.

I have a strong belief in the Savior Jesus Christ. I know that He died on the cross for me after suffering in the garden of Gethsemane. I believe that He visited the America's and the account of that event is found in the Book of Mormon. I do believe that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ. The first testament of Christ being the Bible. I believe in families being together forever and the blessings that come from the temple.

Ways that this affects my healing?

I pray to Heavenly Father (God) in the name of Christ. I use prayer with all of my healing. I don't necessarily offer a prayer on my meditations, but I do offer prayers while I am making them. I release things in the name of Christ as well. I will refer to both beings individually as I believe they are two separate beings one in purpose. I will refer to the Spirit and my spirit. One is the Holy Ghost, spirit guidance from above and one is my own spirit.

I choose not to speak to angels, unless the spirit suggests that I do. This is a rare thing as I prefer to get information straight from the source, my Father in Heaven.

Another aspect is my belief on eternal life. I do believe we existed before we were born. I do not believe we have ever lived on this planet before. I have a lot of theories on the concept of reincarnation, but I'll keep those to myself. I believe that we will continue to live after we leave this world. We're on a path of progression and gaining a body is just one part of this plan.

I do healing sessions for spirits that have moved on, including my own family predecessors. I believe that they, for the most part, let go of this world, but they may have something that holds them back from progression. If I am led to it, I heal it. I've seen interesting miracles in the lives of their descendants when I do.

When I say “I heal” I mean that I am the tool for healing. I am the one setting the intention, using the meditations or other releasing methods. The truth is that healing is only possible through the atonement of Christ. He didn't suffer just for sin. He suffered for all the pain that we have experienced and He wants us to be whole and perfect, like He is. He is the healer.

So this is my testimony for all to see. I am a “Mormon”.

To learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints go here.

Thanks for reading. I appreciate you for you. I respect that not all people reading this share my beliefs. It's ok. We are all on our own paths. I hope you are open to the Spirit to lead you on your path, wherever it goes.

In Love and Light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist & Home Healer

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January 12, 2015

Getting Clear

Clarity. Sometimes we think we are clear. Sometimes we are right but often we are wrong. We don't realize how unclear we were until we get another dose of clarity. :)

I have been going through a few months of personal up-leveling. I have taken myself through some mighty changes in the last few months. I've worked on it for years and have finally had staying results. I have had times that have been quite productive and others that I have wondered why I kept going. Recently, the changes have felt so different. They have felt solid and sure. I've felt them coming for a while now. It was like the key was just around the corner. Well, now it is here. I am feeling amazing. I'm happier than I ever remember being.

Along with this, has come some new awareness and levels of clarity. Two big ones that I can see in my life. Maybe they came as a result of inner clarity.

Getting Clear intuitive drawing
The first one is from this; I read the other day about deciding if you have a business or a hobby business. Well, I didn't want to be a full-time business owner. I really love being a homeschool mom and that is my biggest time consumer. I also didn't want to have a hobby business. The pull within me, to find the right place for me and my talents, is to great to call a hobby.

It really hit home, I was the only one that could decide and become clear on it. Until I was clear, the energy of my business was just as confused as me. I chose to be clear. My new business statement is, “I am a part-time business owner with full-time business benefits.” It feels good to call myself a part-time business owner. It isn't a hobby and it isn't a full-time thing. I have a lot going on in my life. This clarity is perfect for me.

The other area is my room. The thing is I have lived in the “family room”. It was designed as such by the architect and it doesn't have a door. I have whined internally and occasionally externally about this fact for a while now. With this clarity thing I realized, I get to declare what this room is. I get to claim it as my room or it will never be my room. It will always have confused energy. It can no longer be my storage-bed-office-in-the-family-room room.

I still get to have all the stuff in my room or choose to get rid of it. I have declared an office space. My children find it funny that I call it such. I have told them, "This is my office." I am declaring a section as the storage space, although things are really getting rearranged for that. I realized, the dishes, packed away while I live with my mom, need a new home. They'll trade places with the stuff under the stairs, so I am not visually reminded daily that I don't have my own home. I am also declaring a bedroom area.

There is just something so powerful in declaring these things. There is something powerful in owning my room. Sure I am a renter, for now. Sure I live in a room originally designed as a family room. For now it is my space. For now it is serving my purpose. I get to own it, declare it and live it.

Is there something in your life that is lacking clarity? A room or space, a business, or other aspects of your life? Have you relinquished ownership somewhere? Get clear, declare and own.

In love and light,

Michele Lewis

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January 05, 2015

Feel It To Heal It

Imagine, if you will, a great big emotion knocks you off your feet. What do you do? If you are like the majority of people you will run from it. You'll deny you feel anything and stuff it deep inside.

Does stuffing this emotion make it go away? Of course not. Now that big ball of emotion is a blockage in your energy.

I like to think of our emotions as a pipe system. There is supposed to be a flow of emotion passing through us. When we stuff something, instead of feeling it, we are clogging up the pipe. The flow of emotions can't move through and builds up behind the clog. Sometimes it will burst out bits of it and you'll experience outburst of emotions. The main clog is still there. It may even cause the pipe to burst somewhere else, allowing the emotions to create dis-ease somewhere in the body.

Energy healing tools assist us in clearing out the pipes. We can start to allow our energy to flow through some of these pipes. Then something happens and we could get more energy balls stuck. How do we prevent them from sticking too?

Before I explain, let me explain that each ball of energy attaches to a previous ball of energy or other disruption in the energy flow. Someone hurt your feelings as a child., you didn't know how to deal with it, and the energy trapped and along with that a false belief was created. Then a few years later you experienced another hurt you didn't know how to deal with. Now you've added that new ball of energy to the first one, and confirmed that false believe about yourself. The process continues until now, as an adult, you can't remember what it was like to not feel that hurt or believe anything else about yourself.

I want to share with you a method that will help you deal with the feelings. It won't release the beliefs or other trapped energies, but it will assist you in calming and healing the emotions. This is also a great way to train your body to allow emotions to go through you, keeping the emotional pathways clear.

Think on a time when you felt the negative feeling you want to release. Let's start with anger as it is a common experience and more important a secondary emotion. Instead of avoiding the feeling as we often do I want you to feel it. I want you to think of an event that makes you so incredibly angry. Feel it. Focus on the feeling and even allow it to grow and fill you whole body. You don't need to hold onto the memory. Only use it as long as you need to in order to fill your whole body with the feelings. Notice how your body is responding and just feel it.

It really is safe to feel. It is not the feeling that is bad. It is just a response. It is what we do when we feel this that can create a problem. So for now you are just going to feel it. Allow it to encompass your whole being. After a bit you will notice it starts to fade.

Continue and move on to another negative feeling and just keep feeling until you find yourself no longer upset by the situation or memory. Knowing that under anger is usually hurt. The event will recreate anger if the hurt is never felt. Anger is our bodies coping mechanism.

If you are finding that you don't feel much, like you never cry or you just feel numb all the time, then consider you are probably hiding from your feelings. Start small. How did you feel when that driver cut you off? How did you feel when you heard about the new political policy being reviewed? There are feeling causing things all around us. We all feel but often we aren't aware we are doing it. You can do this. You can begin to give yourself permission to feel and through feeling comes healing.

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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