February 23, 2015

How Does Music Influence You?

Have you ever noticed the power of music? As I write this, I am listening to classical, or rather specifically Baroque music. It is designed, or rather inspired, to guide the brain in relaxation and openness.

Not all Baroque does this. I downloaded this compilation of music (link to music) and found that one song just really set me on edge or would change my mood. It wasn't good for writing so I deleted it from my writing playlist.

Maybe you haven't noticed the power of music. We all react to music. Some of us will love a certain kind and others will hate it. Some of this is a cultural upbringing. If you weren't raised on country, you may find a distaste for it, when in reality it is just unfamiliar and you like to stick to familiar.

I'm in my 40s and I have noticed there are a lot of people that hold onto the music of the 80s. There is nothing wrong with this, but they are not open to some of the music of today. They are holding onto the past and familiar.

For myself, I love a lot of the music of my high school days. The 80s had some great music! I also have found some really powerful modern music. Some of the songs that have really inspired me are "Firework" by Katy Perry, "Brave" by Sara Bareilles and "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield. They are modern songs with powerful messages. There are more, of course, and as the world moves forward there are more and more inspiring messages from today's popular artists.

There are styles of music I don't like. The reason I don't like them is because of how they make me feel. The chaotic nature of electronic instruments will often physically be painful for me. There are words and concepts that I don't like to bring into my life. When set to music the thoughts and concepts are ingrained very deep into us.

Music can be used to program our energy. Keep that in mind as you listen. Do you want those messages to become a part of your reality? Do you want to be the kind of person that says or does the things you are listening to? Consider these things as you choose your music.

Notice how the music makes you feel. Do you choose certain music when you are in a bad mood? Do you choose that music because it matches your mood or because it lifts you out of your mood? When you are sad do you choose music that adds to and keeps you in sadness?

Do you notice that sometimes you can be in a great mood and a song plays and it starts to bring you down? Is it triggering a memory or does it always do this? If it's triggering a memory or belief, clear the energy. When it's clear, see if the song still does this. If it's always like this, maybe consider eliminating the song for your listening experience.

I hope you find the music that is right for you. Music that lifts your soul and encourages you to be the person you are inside.

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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February 16, 2015

What Do You Want to Hear?

My dearest readers,

I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have to write to you. I love writing, and more important, I love hearing back from my readers.

I consider you all my friends, even if you only read and move on. As friends, I would like to assist you in any way that I can.

One thing that I have resisted is the idea of asking my readers what they want to hear. I have rebelled and said, “I write for me and if my readers get something then I am blessed.” This is not a bad way to look at things; it has produced many things that have inspired me and others.

There is a better way, now that I am feeling better about where I am, less healing and more serving. What I want to do is start to include questions from you. I have found that as I am answering the questions of my friends, I get some amazing things come through me that I would have never thought of. They are beautiful and tender, from the spirit realm.

I would love to start including similar thoughts in my blog here. I would love it if you would send me questions. You can comment on the blog posts, you can email me directly. micheleinharmony@gmail.com

If it is a short answer, I will likely write back individually. If it is an answer that would be longer and better to share with everyone, I will post it on the blog here.

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Thanks so much for being my amazing readers!

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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February 09, 2015

Is Codependency Weighing You Down?

Getting this whole balance thing in order has been quite a challenge. I have found that I have a lot of all or nothing thinking going on.

One thing that seems to have made a huge difference is letting go of some codependency energy. I found that I was giving myself a lot of shoulds that had nothing to do with my heart or my desires. They were all about pleasing others so that they wouldn't leave me. I have found that since releasing that energy I am feeling better about the things I need to do. A huge burden has been lifted from my shoulders.

It's really sad when you have beliefs and thoughts like I did. I didn't want to become successful because it would mean leaving someone. I was so stuck on the idea that if I left, things would not be okay for me, that person or whatever reason.

The truth is, without that energy, I can create happy choices that are right for me, allowing people to have their own choices and reactions. I can't change them. I don't need to enable them or them enable me.

I don't want to go into a marriage with that kind of energy. I want to be an independent person. We were never meant to be dependent on each other. We had that dependent stage as an infant and then we are supposed to grow into independence, becoming unique adult people. We can then go into a relationship as a partner, an equal, making decisions together for the best of the whole.

Codependent feelings do not allow for that. We'll always be looking for someone to take care of us, or that we can take care of. Yes, both sides of the coin, codependent and enabler are the same energetic coin. Often when we experience one, we can find areas in our lives where we experience another.

This is what I am finding as I seek balance, the ability to heal some of these kinds of things will allow me to walk into life with my head held high. I know I am accountable only for me. This allows me to get things done because there is less pressure.

So, how do you let this kind of energy go? Awareness of its existence is half the battle. Use the tools you have been lead to. One of my favorite tools, and its super easy to use, is the simple act of prayer.

With love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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February 02, 2015

When You Can't Focus On What You Want

Here is an excerpt from Journey to Self. This is the book I will be writing. I know there is more to the title, but it will come later. :)

"On the journey to love, or who we truly are, we must understand what is in our way. The biggest challenge that comes when we look at this is the fact that so many of us get caught up in the experience of focusing on our lack. We spend so much time looking for what is wrong we forget to feel, love and be present in the now. I ask that you be careful to focus on the positive experiences and joy as you take this journey."

After years of struggling through I finally figured something out. It wasn't something new. I had heard it many times before. Maybe you've heard it too.

Focus on what you want, who you want to be.

I had so much negative energy in my system that I couldn't focus on the things I wanted. I am not angry at myself for this. I learned recently that when our experience is constantly in a state of sadness, fear, or other negative feelings, our brains are rewired and the brain doesn't know how to feel positive.

It was very hard when people would say to just be happy. They'd even say to get out and serve and think about others as if that would instantly change the patterns and chemicals in my brain. If a person is normally happy and they hit a situation that creates depression, then yeah that can help them get out. When one is in a constant state of depression there needs to be another way out.

I found my way out through emotional and energetic healing. I went from a place of being mostly depressed and occasionally happy to now, where I am happy more often than not. I can get down, of course. I'm not cleared of all the negativity in me, yet. The difference is that I don't stay there. I start using my tools and pull myself right back up. I know what it feels like to live in a state of peace and that is what I now crave.

What tools would I suggest for this? Well, here's a little horn tooting, my free meditation is a great way to start. The subscribe link as at the end of this post to get that. It is a quick way to start or continue healing. My other meditations, TeleWorkshops, and courses will take you to an even deeper and faster whole state.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is an easy method one can use, however, this one didn't work for me until I cleared some stuff with other methods. I was what is called psychologically reversed. Basically, it means I had some core beliefs that wouldn't allow me to heal with that method.

One of my favorites is The Emotion Code. Get started with the Emotion Code for free. (affiliate link) This remains one of my favorites because this is where I started to truly feel a difference in my life. I now understand that the “psychological reversal” was a part of what Dr. Brad calls the Heart Wall. One thing I love about it is if you use his system you can either go to someone else or you can learn to do the work on yourself.

After a while of using his system, I was led to add other things to the clearing system. I use this new method more than I do the Emotional Code. I do believe that the Emotion Code is a perfect program as is. My method is now a different program because I needed to go deeper. One day I will share it with the world at large. Until then, and even then, use the tools that you are led to. I don't believe in accidents. I believe that we are led to everything for a reason. Sometimes that reason is to test our discernment but often it is to guide us to healing.

A huge change for me was really getting to the bottom of my beliefs. There are so many story busters, myth busters, and belief busters out there. They are fairly similar and the whole point is to get to the bottom of what you are really experiencing. They assist you in stopping the blame game and looking inside for what is happening.

I love to use these tools to find out what I believe under all the hurt and fear, then use the different releasing tools I have to release the negative energy all around these beliefs and stories. This gets stuff cleared at a very deep level. Allowing me to step into wholeness fast.

Now that I have enough negative energy cleared, I know what it is like to feel positive, I can start to use the concept that I began with. I can focus on what I want. I have the knowledge of what feeling good feels like. I can put that feeling on what I want. As I increase my joy level it is easier to put that joy on and into what I want.

Here's the other thing that starts to happen. I once was constantly looking for what to clear. Sometimes because I was triggered and wanted to know what was causing that pain so I could move on. Sometimes because I just knew there was so much negativity inside me that I wanted it all out. Now I can set an attention to feel good. I can plan for something I want, focus there and I don't go looking for what to clear.

As I focus on what I want things will naturally come to the surfaces to be cleared. I asked to be gently shown what needs to be cleared. One experience of this was just a few weeks ago. I had more than one person flat out tell me, “You believe....” and then they proceeded to tell me what I believed, I don't remember what the belief was. The first time I heard it, I was kind of like, “Hmm Maybe.” I didn't really know if I agreed. When the second person on the same day told me the same thing I realized this was the answer to my request. I cleared the energy and feel so much better.

I guess one thing I want you to learn from this post is that it's ok if you can't find it within yourself to focus on what you want. Sometimes we are buried too deep in our stuff to do that. As you find your way out you can step into that idea and find peace in the concept. Keep at it. Keep healing. Become who you were meant to be.

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