END OF YEAR TRADITIONS

I wanted to take a moment this holiday week and let everyone know how thankful I am for my readers.

And visitors to this site!

I am also thankful not only to my team but to all of those at WordPress, Smashwords, and other organizations who make this all possible.

I hope everyone has a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving week.  

Update

I will be offline for a bit.

Though I may be inspired to write a post.

I continue to work on projects but will be using the coming weeks to do a bit of introspection and self-evaluation.

This end-of-year tradition is a significant part of career planning.  

After a hectic 13 months I consider this a well-deserved and much needed break.

I will post and/or provide updates as appropriate but for now…

Happy Holidays 2022!

PRICE REDUCTION, BOX SET, AND FORWARD HO!

With the nonfiction projects behind me, I’ve spent recent weeks evaluating where I want to focus my energy going forward.  As I write in Under Siege: Tools and Strategies for Dealing with the Pillars of EMF Sensitivity – not only did I miss paranormal fiction, it is truly what I have a passion for.  

Science fiction felt too limiting to me which told me that’s not where I should be putting my focus going forward.

I am very proud of what I have done with Metatron’s Army and other projects. To that end I have relocated the 2 science fiction series to elizabethmaxim.com.

I reduced the price of each book in the Metatron’s Army series and created a boxed set reflecting this price reduction.

Other than Metatron’s Army, series on elizabethmaxim.com are story lines which I will be investing time and energy in in future book releases.

Symbios, a tech-centric series set on Earth, has enough flexibility as a sci-fi series that I can easily work with it and in fact I have 3 solid stories in the queue; stories I’m excited about.

Blue Skye in the Rain, a Port Gallatan novel, and Daemon, next in the Dragon Core Series, are current projects.

I have other projects including video and audio projects planned.

Stay tuned and be well!

MANIFESTING: LET THE DUST SETTLE

The previous two weeks have been Feng Shui on steroids as I cleared out the old to make way for the new and boy did I feel it!

I was removing colorful candles set on a mirror and got  an energetic shock.  Highly unpleasant.

The process was a bit like pulling the thread on a sweater and while I had a super hero friend advise that I may not want to pull on that thread, I knew delaying it wasn’t going to make it any easier.

Sometimes it’s better to rip the band-aid off quickly than slowly peeling that adhesive.

Though I’ve had lots of experience with the benefits of clearing and organizing I was surprised to find that sometimes things doing the most damage are not in plain sight!  Deciding to leave no stone unturned in my efforts to realize a special goal, I rifled through drawers and opened cabinets, separating into a toss or donate pile.  The process took a few days and the evening of the day where the troublesome objects hidden from sight were gone – mostly in the trash – I felt wonderful.

As if the weight of the world had been lifted.

The next day Aaron and I took everything in the trunk to the donate location and went to a local trash and recycle center to get rid of the rest.  Strangely enough though I felt wonderful on an intellectual level, I no longer had that awesome feeling physically.

It wasn’t regrets, it was the fact that I’d basically yanked the energetic tablecloth off and things had to settle, and yes, some of the stuff went crashing to the floor.  But it had to.

Letting Go.

I’ve never been much for sentimentality.

Probably comes from having lived with a pack rat of a father and/or listening to various  relatives lament “But I might use/need it some day!”

It also comes from being raised in a family, faith, and community that was big on supporting those less fortunate.

We would sponsor a family and buy them either a Thanskgiving or Christmas dinner.  My brother and I went with our parents to deliver so we could understand the love and value of giving.

It isn’t always objects that need to be let go of.  There are times when we outgrow a location, a relationship, a job, or any other number of energetically impactful situations and while some are easier to let go of than others, most of us don’t take the time after to let the energetic dust settle.

We may freak out at the empty shelves or drawers or cupboards and buy more “stuff” to fill them.

In my current situation since it’s a career goal I’m working toward I needed to see where in that area I needed to let go.

Some future projects were axed.

What I found very telling was that I didn’t feel the slightest bit of panic in taking actions that backed up the intention of realizing the goal.

It’s important to clear out what no longer serves to make space for what you wish to come in.

I also didn’t feel an energetic high.  It was more a solid inner conviction that I’d done the right thing.

A Funny Thing.

Interestingly, I discovered that just as with those items hidden from sight there were career related items and situations that had become a dark cloud over my life – and I didn’t even know it until they were gone.

This includes files not only on the computer but in various backup locations!

I spent a good deal of yesterday deleting old files.

Space Freed Up!

Though I’m not one to go looking for stuff to fill empty shelves, I do have a tendency to jump into the next project as soon as one is finished.

Which is how I got so burned out to begin with.

Recognizing the need to let the energetic dust settle I considered where else dark clouds may be lurking out of sight.  

Next Stop?  Kindle!

I generally keep my Kindle library pretty lean and mean with majority of the ebooks in there fiction rereads from my favorite authors.  However, sprinkled in were a few books on various aspects of manifesting and/or otherwise improving your life and while these books are generally upbeat something told me it was time to let them go.  The only ones I raised my eyebrows with were purchases made very recently.

As in “I just got these!”

In one case I hadn’t even finished the book!

And I was enjoying it!

At the same time, I felt as if God was whispering the words “Trust me” into my soul so I went ahead and let go.

Deciding it wouldn’t hurt to add a few more read-for-pure-pleasure books into my library I went to Amazon and while I did find a couple of rereads to add to my collection, I also found an intriguing book along the same subject of the ones I’d just deleted.  I downloaded a sample.

I hadn’t even read four pages when I knew I needed to read the entire book.  What jumped out was the author pointing out that before we can manifest goals, we need to let go of what may be hindering our efforts.

Exactly what I’ve been working on for the previous 2 weeks!

After reading a few more pages this morning I was convinced following that guidance was the right thing. 

But Wait!  There’s More!

While I don’t see meaning in every shooting star I do acknowledge the beautiful synchronicities the Universe puts in my path.  More, I acknowledge them and thank God and his angels, including earth angels, for reminding me I’m not alone in my efforts.  This time was no different.

What stood out was that the author’s words mirrored my thoughts and the material came just when I needed it.  

Acknowledging the good fortune of finding a book that would help me in this stage of the journey toward realizing my goal I went to my desk and started working.  Content the day would unfold as it needed to I didn’t immediately start a specific task.

Such as a blog post I knew I would eventually write – when the time was right and I had my thoughts collected.

No sooner had I made that decision – to remain relaxed and wait for the words – when I found myself looking at an article that addressed something that has been on my mind in tandem with my efforts.  My immediate thought?  Of course.

Because I acknowledged the gift of the book, I was given another gift and upon sending a quick thank you and reading through that gift [article] I got insight into why I was advised to let go of those other books on the same subject.

Now Hear This!  

As a clairaudient who is also a clairsentient I sometimes have trouble figuring which came first, hearing something or knowing/feeling it.  What I do know is that the answer came in both forms fairly simultaneously.

“That author was overly complicating things.”

That was the first message.  When I thought on it a bit I nodded and acknowledged the insight after which I heard, “And besides, you’ve been doing just fine doing the inner work your way.”

It was then pointed out that I’d been studying the subject for decades.

Going all the way back to when I would ask nuns and priests about praying and asking for help for material goods.

The more I thought about the two revelations the more it made sense.  There was nothing wrong with those other books.  They were just overly complicating what is actually a pretty straight-forward process.

Perhaps more important, however, was acknowledging my own skill in this area.

Reading the step-by-step instructions wouldn’t be a good use of time for someone who could teach a class on it.

If that makes a few readers raise their eyebrows as in “If you could teach it why do you need to …?”

Everyone including teachers have lessons in life to learn.

The book I purchased last night is written in a way that speaks to me at this stage of my life and for that I am grateful it came into my sphere of awareness.  

As for everything else I’ve been doing.  I have a few tasks left in terms of letting go but of more value is the knowledge and acceptance that I need to let the energetic dust settle before moving forward.

As I’ve been writing – when it comes to manifesting dreams, it’s a process.

Be well!

MANIFESTING: SURPRISES ALONG THE WAY

Note: Longer post.

Deciding on a goal to manifest really can be a bit of a chicken or the egg” proposition.  That’s because sometimes a need drives the decision to make a change and you may not have realized on a conscious level the need existed.

Your higher conscious knows something has to change but it may take awhile to get from your heart to your head.

Several months ago I wrote about setting a few career goals   Turns out the path I set myself on to realizing those goals is nothing like what I imagined.

Little did I know what I was in for.

Having manifested a number of goals throughout my adult life I set down the path with some pre-conceived ideas of how to go about things.  This included visualization, and writing down what it was I wanted.

Ala Write It Down, Make It Happen and It Works style.

I have come to see the benefit of the first is learning there is no wrong way to go about writing your goals.  The benefit of the second is that frequently looking at a list of goals helps you stay focused on tasks in support of the goals.  

Turns out I had a lot of inner work to do before I could get where I was headed.  The changes and tweaks I made along the path of that inner work was not only exhausting, it was confusing.

When you are in the midst of turning the boat around and waves are coming over the side from the storm it can feel like you are making no progress except heading for a shipwreck.

More than once I felt despair because of the chaos in my life; chaos I felt was keeping me from working toward my goal.

The chaos had nothing to do with my career goals!

It was only in recent weeks that I came to see the chaos was part of the process.  It forced me to address various issues that would have come back to cause problems if not addressed up front.

In other words, if I didn’t address the situation ahead of time it would stand in the way of my attaining and/or maintaining goal success.

How Did I Get Here?

It was as I was putting the final touches on a few projects related to the goal that I came to see a number of seeming coincidences led to the clearing of several impediments.  I believe the coincidences came because I put sincere intent into the goal and the universe noticed.

I was at a point where I felt as if I’d been dragged through the mud but rather than throw my hands up I doubled down and looked for a way forward, finding it in a very cool book.

Royce’s book was a shot of optimism and helped me reframe the previous months’ chaos as part of the process.  Feeling better I reached out to a wise friend across the country and in so doing set the stage for the next part of the journey.

I was just wishing her a happy birthday but the subsequent back and forth led to several mini victories.

As a result of several email exchanges I looked at my life through a variety of lenses and saw that a few things needed tweaking.  As these tweaks had nothing to do with my career goals I didn’t put it together they, too, were part of the process.  Until…

Making the feng shui tweaks – originally set to address the non-career goal issues that needed addressing – led to my seeing where I’d gone wrong with the tweaks in the career area.  Next thing I know I’ve made a series of sweeping changes that showed me the path to the career goals includes taking care of business as my dad is wont to say in every area that needs to be healthy in order to support the career goals.

Physical, mental, and emotional well-being among others.

What really stood out in the previous few days was how little angst there was with the changes I needed to make.  I think my head finally caught up to the truth that if I allow my heart to lead I’ll get down the path with a lot fewer bumps.

A Thumbs Up

From the universe.

This morning I started a new routine to start off this new phase of the journey and though I felt confident, I also felt a bit worn out.

I’ve done an incredible amount of mental and emotional housecleaning in the past two weeks.

Barista Boo Boo

As if in a show of universal support for my commitment, an error at the local Starbucks netted me two extra dopios.  Accepting the gift I continued down the path of manifesting, smiling because even chaos can be a happy surprise that marks progress.  You just have to let yourself see it that way.

Be well!

EMF APP UPDATE

I’m pleased to announce the newly revised FIX EMF App is now available.  

Those who already purchased the app will be able to download the updated version.

This quick reference guide is mobile so those suffering symptoms of EMF Sensitivity can have an informed  conversation, such as with a care provider, and can access the Remedies section on the go.

For more information including screen shots, see the landing page.

FENG SHUI – GOOD INTENTIONS GONE AWRY

Have you ever felt like something is wrong in energy land but you can’t put your finger on it?  Or maybe you can but it’s the wrong it? 

 Blaming the incredible stress of pandemic for burnout for instance.  

Though true in many cases it may be something connected or entirely different at fault.

Timing is – like Perspective – Everything.

Well before the pandemic I did some Feng Shui tweaks with certain goals in mind.  

For this article I’ll use the career as the example.  

To support my efforts in a new career direction I put various feng shui accoutrements in locations relevant to what I was trying to achieve. 

How did it go?  Wellll… There’s what I thought I was in for

and then there’s reality.

Within the previous week I’ve come to see how far into burnout I fell and it didn’t stop at career burnout. It spilled into my life on all levels.

Physical, mental, emotional, and… spiritual!

What went wrong?  In short?  I didn’t factor in how the pandemic would affect my original intentions.  It wasn’t that it sidelined them so much as in turning my focus and priorities to other more pressing matters, I forgot all the feng shui work I’d done which means I didn’t have the chance to evaluate any tweaks I should do given the massive shift in energy.

In keeping with a primary tool I use to deal with difficult times when I can’t control the bigger picture I focused on what I could control, my writing.

When I found myself more prolific than I’d been in ages I assumed it was due to the fact that with everything locked down I had fewer distractions to keep me from a story.  Unfortunately, and I knew this then, not having those distractions was a double-edged sword to the gut.  Writing is already a generally solitary profession and working from home for the past 28 years meant I was isolated indeed.

I worked for the tech company that was the first in the world to allow it’s employees to work from home.  

It was an effort to reduce costs by selling off real estate as the company was going down in flames. 

I did a short stint after leaving that company for a smaller one with a CEO who was adamant no employee of his would ever work anywhere but their desks.

I left that interesting period of my work life as soon as was possible.

The next tech company I went to work for was just entertaining the idea of hybrid work so I joined the committee to help guide them through the transition.

Barking dogs, flushing toilets, family members who thought if they were at home they weren’t working, and the increased electrical and air conditioning bills, along with reduced space, when lab equipment went home.

None of this prepared me for the toll the lockdown would take on my soul.

I just kept pushing everything where I didn’t have to think about it – since I couldn’t do anything about it anyway – and cranked out more novels.

The pandemic ended, my feng shui work was still in place, and I was burning out.  Unfortunately, I didn’t even notice.

I kept telling myself there was nothing I could do about the stress in my life so – focus on what I could control.

Good intentions with disastrous results.

Over the past week I spent time truly examining the fallout of the past year.  At first I didn’t consider the impact of the pandemic!  Deciding to divide and conquer I reached out to a wise friend across the country to get her thoughts on the matter.  She came back with some great insight which I integrated into wisdom I’d picked up in a book that fortuitously crossed my path recently.  Next thing I know I’m making progress; even before doing one physical change!

Knowledge is power.

I spent the last few days making some serious feng shui tweaks in my home.

In line with following my inner compass as to what needed to be done.

The sole motivation was to help restore balance.

Especially career balance.

As I worked I came to see just how badly my career had taken over my life and while it was understandable, it was nonetheless pretty damaging to my mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  Continuing to chip away at the low-hanging fruit I considered what other changes and tweaks needed to be made.

Note:  I elected to throw certain things away rather than donate them because I felt the energy on the objects so low in vibration I would harm another by passing them along.

It was as I was smudging various areas to clear residual negativity and raise the vibration that I saw the big feng shui boo boo.  The career enhancements from years past were still in place.  No wonder  my career took over my life!

Not my intent.

My intentions at the time were, I believe, healthy and good.

Some might have come from a place of fear or frustration.  I’ll be examining that in days to come.

The pandemic changed things in a way I was aware of on a surface level but am only now coming to see the depth of.

Needless to say I implemented major changes in these overenergized [read overheated] areas.

And felt an immediate calm descend.

I’m sharing this information so readers can take a look around and see what changes they may need to make in light of this stage of recovery from god-awful chaos.

Please take into account that life will not be the way it was so going back to the old way of your home or workspace is not honoring your needs.

There are so many simple things you can do to shake it up.

  • Move furniture or artwork around.
  • Clear out clutter.
  • Get smudging spray or some other form and clear out negativity.
  • Find crystals that will clear negativity and help raise the vibration.
  • Seek out various feng shui materials that may aid in your efforts.

My personal favorite is work by Terah Kathryn Collins.

What I learned from this is that intentions set before major life changes can be rerouted without our knowledge.

They may need updating!

Be well!

MANIFESTING: INERTIA DOESN’T FACTOR

Well, that’s the last time I give myself the weekend off.  Espresso and a number of playlists were slow to help me get going this morning.

Beyond slow.  It was painful.

As I was listening to Dio’s Holy Diver I put a name to the problem and in doing so found my writing rhythm.

Intertia.

Newton’s  1st Law of Motion.

An object at rest remains at rest and an object in motion remains in motion at constant speed and in a straight line unless acted on by an unbalanced force.

Music’s unbalanced?

While I considered the effort I had to exert to overcome this morning’s inertia it occurred to me that when it comes to manifesting, inertia doesn’t factor in.

I came to this conclusion after reviewing a number of manifesting successes and seeing that in many cases, after putting out the initial desire, I did nothing – consciously – to create the success.

Yet I was successful.

2 examples to illustrate.

Some 20 years ago I was walking through a model home in a new subdivision in Ohio.  I knew that eventually I wanted to own a home but at that point I was in no position to do so.  A friend encourged me to look so I could get an idea what I may want in that future home.

Setting me up for visualization, something I wasn’t big on at that time.

Of all the features the one I was most intrigued by was a type of fireplace.  Contemporary in design I remember falling in love with it and thinking “Wow, that would be cool to have in a house…”

That was it.  I didn’t do anything to bring that feature to be in any place I’ve lived.  And yet for all that nonwork I can glance across the room and see that very style of fireplace.

I enjoy the contemporary style as much now as I would have had I had it years earlier.

Example 2.

Ideal Scene

A couple of years after touring the model home I found myself flipping through Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization Workbook at a Borders Bookstore.

All these years later and I’ve never found a bookstore like Borders.

Deciding to give it a go I chose 2 goals and went to work.  Though I used most of the techniques for manifesting a writing career, I used the Ideal Scene exercise to outline my ideal relationship.

I was very careful to follow the guidelines which advised to be specific but cautioned against being too specific, as in don’t limit to a brunette with green eyes since the ideal person may be a red-head with blue eyes.  

You get the idea.

I then did what the author suggested and put the workbook away.  Well, I did do one other action.

I did nothing.

I didn’t do one conscious thing to find this relationship person and I didn’t quit my day job to pursue writing full-time.  

I just went about my daily life.**

I still wanted the goals but I didn’t do anything specific to bring them about.

A little over a year later without my having done anything, I met Aaron.

And the Writing?

Though it was years before I quit my day job to pursue writing full-time, while working in tech I spent a good part of my career as a tech writer, moving on to become a technical consultant. While I was a tech writer I was surrounded by other creatives, two of whom were authors. In one case, the colleague left after getting a contract to pursue writing full-time.

Talk about good energy to feed a goal!

In neither case, nor in many others did inertia come into play.  After putting the energy out I went about my life as usual.  I did not do any specific thing to bring about either goal and yet got both.

The key? 

Apparently desire is an unbalanced force because that’s pretty much what did it.  

Of course an argument could be made that I unconsciously took actions that led to this point.

  • I could have married earlier but the guys that I might have considered were at odds – for one reason or another – with my dream of being a writer full-time.

Whereas on our first date Aaron told me all the actions he would take to support me in attaining my dream.

  • I generally have a fireplace on my list of have’s when looking for places to live, whether I rent or own.

I wasn’t expecting one in San Diego since we were looking at a high rise and yet we had an electric one!

I suppose this is where trust comes in.  If you put the energy of desire out there, trust that if it’s for the greatest good of all involved, you’ll find your way to that goal.

I’ll be writing in the future about trying to manifest something you aren’t meant to have.

**A friend once asked how I found Aaron.  He was ready for his ideal mate.  I told him to put the energy out there then go about his life doing what he liked to do.  Not long after, he met the woman he married.  

Years later he told me he believes it was following my advice that did the trick. He said after getting his mind off of it he enjoyed life more and within a short time met his future wife at a wedding.

Desire.

The unbalanced force.

MANIFESTING THE MORNING SHOW

As I seem to be on a positive roll I will share another piece of the Manifesting puzzle.

It’s a puzzle only in that there are a number of methods and finding one that works for you can take time.

One  Thing Leads to Another – The Fixx

I’ve written how shortly after restarting my meditation/prayer of thanks before bed routine helpful resources found their way into my sphere of awareness.

I never stopped thanking God at night and in the morning.  I just traded meditating for reviewing book plots which didn’t achieve the same results – at all.

These resources along with my new routine led to making other decisions that would – hopefully – bring more positive experiences.  One of those was something I called Tune the Dial.

Good Intentions

I wrote how the first line on my white board was Tune the Dial and the image of a sailboat to remind me of one potential good thought to focus on, the idea being I would start my day on a high note.  For awhile it worked.

Familiarity…

After a few weeks the words faded into the background and while I tried to keep up the momentum, it lost its punch.  I knew I had to do something but had more pressing and far more stressful concerns to deal with so I sent it to the back burner.

A series of signposts helped me reset the dial.

Which shows the benefits of sticking with the plan even if you hit a plateau.

This morning I circled back around to the friend who inspired the tune the dial and while writing an email to her came up with a new take on the same concept.

Morning Show!

In closing, I thanked her for being my morning show.  Obviously, this is related to tuning the frequency but in stating it that way – morning show – I was reminded of the days when I used to commute to work and listened to the radio.

I also remembered listening to the Stoney and WoJo show in Detroit on Saturdays while driving out to Kensington Metro Park for a morning hike.

It’s possible radio shows were on my mind because of what recently went down with KGO but the association of someone making your morning was set in mind and, having had a long history – I commuted for many many years – was a perfect fit for replacing Tune the Dial.

A radio show has a variety of topics so it isn’t static.  That alone made it a better fit than Tune the Dial.

One thing I can say with happy certainty.  When it comes to manifesting putting the energy out there by taking that first step reaps continuous rewards as the path before you is illuminated slowly but surely.

Step by step.

Be well

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF CREATIVES

This post wasn’t what I was planning to write today.

When I went to bed last night I left my “trail of breadcrumbs” note to do a blog on an aspect of manifesting.

As I went through my morning routine which includes a bit of writing, I came to see that there was something a bit more important to put out.

I believe information that affects physical wellness takes priority.

For the past year or so I’d been struggling with a variety of issues, some to do with Factor X** others just mysterious symptoms that came and went at random.  I believe I have enough of a handle on it all to share what I’ve learned.

I write in Under Siege: Tools and Strategies for Dealing with the Pillars or EMF Sensitivity, and Destination Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal, that I’ve determined the same part of the brain that lights up for what I call psi does so when doing a creative activity, such as writing.  

Michael Persinger did some interesting research into the part of the brain that activates during spiritual experiences and while I do not agree with all of his conclusions I have seen some of what he observed outside the lab environment.

You can imagine what happens if that part of the brain never shuts off.

Insult to Psi Injury

In Under Siege I wrote how what I call Psi Avalanche drove me to take a break from certain genres.

EMF Sensitivity and the associated nonfiction.

I also wrote it was during this break, when my focus was solely on fiction, I found myself inundated by non-tech EMFs.

Geologic, Atmospheric, Esoteric.

I circled back around to share what I learned but by the time I published Under Siege I was again in avalanche territory.  

However…

Forewarned is – in Theory – Forearmed.

Given I’d gone into the project intent on avoiding a repeat, it wasn’t exactly the same.  That isn’t to say I wasn’t negatively impacted.

Worn out.

I now see it’s because that part of the brain that manages both creativity and psi functioning never got a break.

Now What?

Experience taught me there were steps I could take to move things back to balance land.

Electrolytes through plenty of fluids.

I recently discovered taking b12 drops goes far to help resolve symptoms associated with pure mental exhaustion.

Writing to take my mind off the situation, which is normal for me, was actually making things worse.

Adding a daily walk or two definitely helped as did drinking more water.

I decided to share this at this time to serve as a reminder to readers that everyone has a sense of spirituality and everyone has activities in which they employ the creative spirit that lives within.  Given how events of recent years forced all of us to be creative, it’s no wonder so many people are burning out.

They are not giving themselves the tools, including breaks, that would go far in lowering stress.

Taking a break doesn’t necessarily mean you go on vacation or you stop your job.  In regards to creativity it means finding ways to do more mundane tasks.  

I do laundry or other mindless chores.

In my case, I have a bit of an extra burden.

Turn off the Psi!

Being psychic is like breathing.

It’s not a profession so much as it is who I am.

That I love writing and do it pretty much daily means that part of the brain is “on” all the time.

AVALANCHE!

Something had to give and while I have shifted some of my writing work around, I’m not so naive as to think I can just not write for days.

My mind is always going, thinking, analyzing. I would build up more stress trying to force this than finding a way to write “something” that won’t harm overused muscles.

Which left the other half of that noise.

Turn It Down!

I wasn’t even certain it was possible.  I knew I could shoo any ghosts that might be a drain on my energy but what about the premonitions?  The psychic knowing?  The physical symptoms wearing me out meant I had to try.

Note:  After I finished Under Siege, the ghosts in my life – who’d helped me with the material – vamoosed.

Turns out simply making the decision to stop the psi goes far.  Why?  I suspect it’s because I turned my focus away from it.

Tuning the dial!

I backed up intention with small actions and tweaks including swapping upcoming projects.

Projects unannounced.

I don’t know that I can take the kind of break most people associate with work breaks because my work is atypical. I generally work 7 days a week because I enjoy writing and it never occurred to try to turn Psi down or off because it has been a tool to help steer through some of life’s thornier patches.

Probably how I got to mental exhaustion land.

What helped me put this into context and guided me to an approach was recalling an interview in Success Magazine I listened to about ten years ago. The gentleman interviewed was a talent agent.  His advice was for those  who work in nontraditional fields/jobs. He emphasized the importance of honoring their unique rhythms, obeying rules that fit a nontraditional life. 

As in there are no rules.

He went on to explain that in his work dealing with creatives – mostly actors – it was common to see a schedule where they spend 9 or 10 months on a project then take 3 months off.

As opposed to the alloted 2 weeks many 9 to 5ers lived with for decades.

He felt it important to let people in creative and/or nontraditional careers know they should not try to force fit themselves into the traditional world.  

They need to honor their unique rhythms.

Not only is this true, it’s critical information I’ve turned to again and again over the years for the simple reason that my life is anything but traditional.

It never has been.

Underneath that is the fact this man gave me permission to do so.

By acknowledging the importance.

Which begs the question why I needed it.

Aaron certainly didn’t care and my kids have never known anything else but a mom who is a writer and holistic doctor.

Being different, as many readers know, creates its own kind of stress.  It can be very difficult to relate to others.

It can be very lonely.

There is the extra layer of living a life outside the norm because you are out of sync with that norm.  

You take your vacations differently and you have different shopping, sleeping, exercising, you-name-it schedules.

Finding ways to honor your needs and take those breaks is difficult because variables involved include the internal rhythm of energy you have to work with, the demands of The Muse, and the challenge of trying to live in harmony with others in your environment whose schedules do not mesh with yours.  I’m not talking about family here because they are likely to understand.  I’m referring to the community you are a part of.

You’re feeling like you’re crawling out of your skin and want to get out but you live in an area where the sidewalks roll up at 8 at night.  Not a good match.

What’s a Creative To Do?

Honor your rhythm!

Warning:  You may get some odd looks from people in your community who witness you dancing to your own rhythmic tune but over time even your creative quirks will be seen as the norm.  

For you.

The Psi Side?

All I did was declare I needed a Psi break and would be taking one. Time will tell if I’m successful in getting the Psi break but so far I feel better and more rested than even 3 days ago.

I think tuning the dial – aka changing the perspective – did the trick.***

 Perspective Is Everything.

In closing I urge people to honor their inner creatives.

Take care of the Muse.

Be well.

**One of the 4 horsemen of EMF Sensitivity.

*** Simply telling myself I don’t want to do the psi right now seemed to be enough to turn down that noise.

BREAK INERTIA VIA SCRIPTING

Taking a break from Compass Rose to get in a little nonfiction.

I’ve been splitting my energies between the two since grade school when I started writing short stories in my notebook whenever class got boring, a tradition I carried through to boring corporate meetings.

It’s a welcome break.  

Rewriting a paragraph over and over because one word doesn’t sound right gets tedious.

Breakthrough

I’ve written previously I’ve been trying a new manifesting technique and while I obtained early success, I’m taking time to write about another observed benefit.

After a week of diligently doing the work I noticed I’d broken through two walls of inertia, one of which had to do with trying to get back to fiction after almost a year of non.

The other was a habit I was trying to change.

I have a theory as to why this technique worked for the inertia.  To put in context, it’s documented that those who start their days with a to-do list generally accomplish more than those who do not.

Some write the list the evening before whereas others do it first thing in the morning.

I am not a to-do list person unless I have to go shopping.

Which I detest.

The process outlined in Royce’s book is similar to starting one’s day with a to-do list.

The actual scripting is somewhat like planting subliminal messages, all but guaranteeing you will carry out what you’ve forecasted.

In my lists and scripts I mention a variety of goals, two of which sprung from the fact inertia was keeping me from making progress.  Next thing I know it’s all flowing.

I highly recommend readers who are passionate about achieving and growing consider adding Royce’s book to their collection of supportive resources.

No, he isn’t paying me for the PR.

EMF UPDATE

After quite a bit of frustration and no small amount of suffering, I figured out what’s behind the whole dizzy thing.  As usual, it’s complicated.

It’s also related to my nemesis, calcium.

It started with Vitamin D.

Picture a teeter-totter with Vitamin D on one side and calcium on the other.  Under ideal circumstances, our bodies would, after exposure to UV rays, produce enough vitamin D to keep calcium in check.  Thanks to a number of factors that include wearing sunscreen that blocks those critical UV rays and mowing on too much calcium via supplements and other enriched sources, and you end up with a whole host of physical issues thanks to the electrolyte balance being out of whack.

Incidentally, none of this applies to me. My issues with calcium stem from other causes.

Calcium is one of 5 electrolytes that remain balanced relative to one another.  

Throw one off one you throw off all.  

Viitamin D directly affects calcium.

For this reason I believe Vitamin D should be considered the 6th electrolyte.

I’ve written that excess calcium, a metal, causes a variety of EMF Sensitivity issues.

Particularly Sensitivity to GMFs.

To make a long story short I was taking Vitamin D, drinking wine instead of champagne, and getting plenty of UV exposure.  Why does this matter?  Each one puts calcium into the body’s system.

Like piling snow in a parking lot filled with mountains of it.

My system couldn’t keep up with the load because I’d switched from champagne which is key to dealing with calcium toxicity so I ended up with a very uncomfortable situation.

Psi Is Off

I did not have Sensitivity to tech or any of the other typical Pillars.

Per se.

I experienced a very wild psi phenomenon where I had a weird sensation similar to vertigo follwed immediately by a premonition.

Vignettes of information pertinent to me, they always came true within days.

As I wound my way through the trial and error of troubleshooting I learned some pretty interesting tidbits about what affects the Esoteric Pillar of EMF Sensitivity.

Psi.

I will be putting that information into the upcoming Psi App.  For now I’d like to leave readers and visitors with a word of warning.  Consider how the foods, beverages, and supplements (if not medications) in your life may all be doing a version of the same thing.

Too much can be harmful!

Be well!