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: 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!

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 FEELING

Note: Long post!

There’s a story in it.

It’s been quite the adventure trying to get the Morning Show off the ground today.

My term for getting into the positive frequency zone.

There wasn’t any specific thing keeping me feeling lower than I’d like and since that meant nothing specific to deal with I spent energy on things that might help raise the frequency.  Doing the scripting routine was rather blah so after I finished I considered writing about the role of feelings in manifesting.  While I had the rudiments of the content I was stuck in neutral when it came to putting fingers to keyboard.  Music often helps and is a traditional Morning Show component so I quickly put together an iTunes playlist with what I felt pretty upbeat music.

  • Kenny Loggins
  • Katy Perry
  • Judas Priest

Turbo Lover definitely has a beat to get the blood flowing!

I felt motivated but it fell short of where I needed and wanted to be.  

Tom Hanks to the rescue!

For whatever reason a scene from one of my favorite movies popped into my mind.

Money Pit

A must see for anyone about to embark on a renovation.

There is a scene where he walks into the upstairs bathroom carrying a bucket of warm water for the bath he is going to take with his love played by Shelly Long.  She says, “The turkey’s done,” to which he replies “So is the kitchen.  In fact it’s a little overdone for my taste.  Let’s not go there again.”  The scene progresses in a most hilarious way and just thinking about it had me laughing.

Now I’m Ready!

After taking a moment to be grateful for comedians I made to open MS Word only to have a notification pop up that updates were available.

Of course.

Ten minutes later I’m ready to share my wisom on another aspect of manifesting.  

It’s one I’ve long had trouble with.

Feelings…whoa whoa whoa…

Wait – that was an awful song back then.  Let’s skip that and move on, shall we?

I’m a fan of the Secret as well as a lot of the books from the early 20th century that inspired it.

Mark Fisher’s The Instant Millionaire is a great modern take on many of the concepts.

Though I’ve had luck putting many of the principles into practice, one aspect has been a challenge.  How do you feel as if you have something when you know you don’t have it?

I’m not big on affirmations for the same reason.  Saying I have something I know I don’t have doesn’t fly with me.  Imagination does not always trump reality.

If it did I would be writing from multiverse experience rather than What if?

In the Secret there’s a cool scene with Mike Dooley** where he is demonstrating how you might get into the feeling space of having a new car.  It’s all cool but what if you aren’t in the market for a new car?

Having lived in Downtown San Francisco with its incredible public transportation forever changed how I view car ownership.  

Can’t Get The Feeling

For years this simple piece of the manifesting puzzle eluded me.

Frustratingly so since I have quite the imagination yet couldn’t put it to work for this.

The Back Door In

I warned you this is long.

The other day Aaron and I drove out to a town that is part of the amalgam that inspired Port Gallatan.

I’m excited to share I’m adding more material to this series!

I was gazing out at the water when I realized I was filled with a very specific feeling. It’s a feeling I associate with Mackinac Island.  What makes it particularly unique is that it’s a feeling I associate with a very specific trip to Mackinac, one that was key to publishing an entire series.

The trip, not the island.

Take this job and…

To put in context I will share that it was 1995 and I was working in a miserable job. Thanks to the economy it was looking as if I’d be stuck there for awhile.  One late summer day I decided I’d had enough and that I would rather flip burgers than put up with the toxic environment one minute longer.  So, I quit.

Without having another job to go to.

After sharing the news with a supportive friend who congratulated me on my good sense I hopped in my car and started driving.

North.

I had no particular destination in mind.  Several hours later I was pulling into a place on Lake Huron not far from Fort Michilimackinac.  Paying for a cabin I stared up at the ceiling that night listening to the sound of the water and allowing a variety of feelings to go through me.

I was so proud of myself and so relieved to be out of that hellhole.

The next day as I was checking out I noted a pamphlet for Shepler’s Ferry.

I noted it wouldn’t be ferrying much longer as the tourist season was over and brutal winter weather would soon be back. 

Not ready to go home – I was still on a bit of a high for having the courage to look out for me *** – I took the ferry to Mackinac.  My first stop was to a stable so I could go horseback riding.  Though a bit surprised – tourist season was over – they were happy to set me up with a guide who, after learning I’m comfortable on a horse, took me on a wonderful back lot tour of the island.  

Feeling Wonderful

I peppered him with questions about what it was like to live on Mackinac all year and at one point he asked if I was considering a move.  I told him I definitely was.

I’d had it with so much of life in the Detroit Metro Area at that point.

As it happens, Fate intervened and I didn’t relocate to the beautiful island in Northern Michigan.  However, I never forgot the longing I felt to connect to the energy and the peace that filled my soul during the ride.

A feeling I get every time I set foot on the island.

It never occurred to me that if I’d focused on that feeling of a place to live I would have manifested it much sooner.

Take Away

What I learned is that desire is a wonderful feeling to tap for manifesting when it stems from a time when you were totally at peace in your soul.  Rather than focus on an object or specific location, immerse yourself in the feeling you had when things were good.

What Henriette Anne Klauser calls The Outcome of the Outcome.

In focusing on the feeling as opposed to the object or location etc you think will bring the feeling, you allow your Higher Self and the Universe to work together to find the perfect solution for you.  

Which will probably be even better than what you thought you wanted or needed.

Be well!

** Mike has some wonderful material on manifesting goals available on Amazon.

*** Within a week I had an awesome new job at a wonderful tech company working with amazing people and an incredible boss who also had an incredible boss.

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

MANIFESTING THE PATH TO THE GOAL

Boy did I open a can of manifesting worms.

It all started several months ago when I suggested to a friend going through a rough patch to go back to a time when he successfully pulled himself out of one and see if there were any tools or strategies he could tap to help with the current situation.  At the time, I mentioned I was doing exactly that by pulling out visualization and meditation strategies I’d used successfuly some 30 years earlier.  

If only I’d known where that would lead…

Shortly after restarting the meditation/prayer ritual I was guided to a book on scripting the life you want.  The book is upbeat, well written, and described a unique method I was eager to try.

Early successes helped me have faith in my decision to try something different for manifesting a few specific goals that have remained somewhat elusive.  When things seemed to come to a halt I didn’t panic.

The author includes things to try when this happens.

After a couple of weeks I noticed something interesting.  Though the goal itself didn’t seem to be closer to manifesting, I was seeing what appear to be signposts along the path to that goal.

Need More Info

The first signpost entered with quite the drama.  I was lying in bed about a month ago, thinking about my goal through the filter of serious doubt.

As in maybe I’m not meant to have this.

Before falling asleep I asked God to send me a message that would either confirm – or not – whether this was the case.

Or Not!

The next morning I got an email from an organization that I used to belong to about a class that would definitely help me manifest my goal.

Message Received!

Need More Inspiration

The class, which I attended this past Saturday, was everything I needed it to be.

In terms of my goal I felt as if I’d come home.

Empowered with not only new tools but knowledge that work I’ve done til now most definitely laid a strong foundation for achieving these goals, I sat in my living room and tried to relax.

My mind was teeming with ideas but I knew I needed to fully absorb everything I’d picked up in the Master Class attended via Zoom.

I was scrolling through the sports section of Apple News when I came across an article about a female baseball player that resonated with another challenge I was pondering.

One related to my goal.

Reading how she approached her dream was inspirational, to say the least.

Need More Understanding

Sunday afternoon I began reading a book I’d purchased months ago but set aside.

If I push myself to absorb too much nonfiction, even if I know it will be helpful, it will leak out.  So, I pace myself.

Tools and strategies given in the first five chapters, paired with what I learned in the Master Class soon had me jumping out of my skin with ideas for my goals.  Deciding it was wise to get these ideas on paper I grabbed a notebook and set out to an offsite location where I could sit and contemplate everything I’d learned.

And write out what was working, what wasn’t, and what I could do to fix what wasn’t.

Things were going along when I got off track.

Badly enough that I felt I undid a lot of the good of the previous 36 hours.

One thing I’m good at is beating on myself for getting off track.

I disappointed myself in a major way.

I did, however, take time to evaluate what happened and what I could have done better.  

Surprise Surprise

Turns out getting off track is a blessing in disguise because it revealed a pretty big vulnerability that will keep me from reaching my goal.

Or at the very least, keep me from sustaining it if I do achieve it before dealing with this vulnerability.

I talked things over with Aaron who then suggested we get out of Dodge for a bit.  As it’s a beautiful sunny autumn day and I was feeling pretty down on myself, I agreed.  An irony is that the destination he suggested is notoriously haunted.  Deciding it was a great opportunity to test my decision of turning off/down the psi I mentally prepared myself for a relaxing time.

Success!

I’m happy to say nothing paranormally-tinged happened this time.

 On our previous trip which was over a year ago, I had a ghost come up to me and tell me she thought it incredibly rude that people came just to stare at her house.

On the way home I considered how I might pull myself out of my doldrums.

I am still beating up on myself for letting myself down.

Tune the dial

I decided to consider the lesson that came out of the experience in the context of being another signpost on the path to my goal. 

 If I hadn’t been made aware of it it would have got me into trouble somewhere down the road.

When I considered it like that and put it in the same context of the Master Class, the article, and the helpful book, I was able to see it’s an event that not only will help me achieve my goal but that is further evidence my manifesting efforts are working.

It’s also a great reminder to see the wonder in events, big and small.

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.

EMFS OCKHAM’S RAZOR AND AN X-FILES ENDING

“The simplest solution is almost always the best.” – William of Ockham

Note:  Long

I had the good fortune to see Roger Waters last night.

I love going to high-tech concerts because it’s a testimony to overcoming my EMF Sensitivity.

At one point while trying to ignore some of the more interesting characters sitting behind me I let my mind drift, the music in the background, and thought of the latest Eureka moment.

Eureka!  Eureka!  I have found it!” -Archemedes

I purposely use these historical illustrations to show our ancestors had a clue.  

For instance

Remember the maxim “We are what we eat?”  My god it’s true!

The journey through the hell of suffering EMF Sensitivity

Actually, the journey through the hell of the nutritional cure

Taught me more about the effects of the foods and beverages we consume than I ever thought to know.

Holistic healing was background noise while I focused on tech.  The decision to formalize my education came later and the timing couldn’t have been better.

In the article posted yesterday I barely scratched the surface of the understanding of the effect of various foods/beverages on life experiences.  I also didn’t do justice to how far I’ve come because I focused on those effects for the past 7 years.

  • I am no longer EMF Sensitive

Detoxification and nutritional balancing with a focus on electrolytes is imperative and non-negotiable.

  • I have been free of the RA I was diagnosed with for 27 years

I do not classify symptoms as disease but as the body out of balance.  Nutritional balancing heals the body, pure and simple.

  • I feel healthier than I did in my late 20s – mid 30s 

By then I had been exposed to the toxins that did me in.

I no longer need to follow the champagne protocol.

  • All food sensitivities caused by environmental poisoning have been resolved and I can again eat or drink anything I want without negative repercussions.

The way my life was before I moved to Silicon Valley.

  • I am able to go back to the low-carb lifestyle suggested to me by my doctor decades ago.

Complete with merlot to make it less restrictive and no longer coming across as a punishment.

Note:  While inundated with the toxins behind EMF Sensitiity, I was unable to do a low-carb diet.

It’s as if I turned back time though I certainly know better.  Decades of experience and adversity have forever changed me.

Which would be bad if I had the wisdom but not the health to take advantage of it.

To Know is Not To Tell (Everything)

For as much as I’ve learned and as passionately as I believe what I learned will help others, I know not to cross certain loosely defined boundaries.

Set by those who want to be cured but who’d rather have the pill to make the symptoms stop than travel the incredibly long difficult road to deal with the underlying cause.

The major losers in the information getting out there.  No.  No.  The mjajor losers in people putting the information to work for them!

Pharmaceutical companies!

And sunglass companies and make-up companies and any other industry that created products to mask symptoms related to nutritional imbalance.

When I Say Long

The path I took is comprehensive but challenging and not for the feint of heart and it isn’t for everyone.  And the rewards are subjective.

The Aliens?

Oh, is that what you thought I meant by X-File ending?  Sorry, the only thing from outer space in this section is the star that warms our planet.

And slams it with magnetic frequencies.

Thanks to an unusual lineup of the stars (pun intended) I came to realize last night that I am indeed impacted by the solar cycle and while I’ll be writing more on that in the near future, the understanding slammed into me because of an X-Files episode.

I was watching the stage thinking over the absence of any negative energy – how wonderful it was – when a scene from one of the later X-Files episodes flashed before my eyes.

The episode had to do with people doing crime – seemingly at random – when in truth it was tied to a strange X-Files phenomenon.  At the end of the episode numbers flash on an elevator panel signaling it was done.

The nightmare is over.

In that moment I understood the reason I feel so good, while a combination of factors were involved, is because the earth’s tilt away from the sun as we move toward my favorite season means I’m free from the weird psi situation I’d found myself in since the Summer Solstice.

I don’t have all the pieces.  It only started last year and if I have my way, will never repeat.

The road to the EMF Sensitivity cure is rough but worth it not only because at the end you are cured but because the challenges of going through detoxification are nothing compared to the hell of living with the toxins in your cells.

Be well!

Football Note:  I’ve seen a lot of dissing of the SF 49ers QB in the headlines.  I’m not a follower of the NFL in general though I’m a perennial Lions fan – but – I wonder if fans who want the team to win understand how damaging their negative thoughts about this kid are?  The angry fans are just about guaranteeing they will lose because they are piling all their negativity on a guy who shows up for work everyday with the intent of doing well and winning. Trust me, he feels it.

Food for Thought!

ESOTERIC EMF REPORT: THE AURA IS A DATABASE

Note:  Cross posted on metatronsuniverse.com.

Listening to Dio’s Holy Diver and chipping away at the list on my whiteboard.  

A list that includes 2 software apps.

EMF App Redesign

Though well -intentioned, the original EMF App needs an overhaul.

It will be more concise and to the point and will include tools and strategies for all 4 pillars of EMF Sensitivity.

  • Geologic
  • Atmospheric
  • Technologic
  • Esoteric

Esoteric?  

Ahhh, the joys of the paranormal!

I am creating a new app that will be focused on the often entertaining 4th pillar of EMF Sensitivity.

This app will be filled with information that will appeal to those interested in and/or living with the paranormal.

Those who like ghost hunting will find plenty of helpful information here.

Here’s a glimpse of the type of information that will be available in the Psi App.

I did not put this particular tidbit in the Under Siege book, nor has it appeared elsewhere.

Ghostly Introductions.

Er, interactions.

I’ve written fairly extensively on my experience with ghosts, some of whom are family members, others former rock musicians.

Especially guitarists.

In Under Siege I wrote how one I nicknamed Rooster came up with a way to make it so these energies do not drain my adrenals.  

The other musicians went through the steps as did any newcomers, regardless of how long they stayed.

ET did not have to.  

I’m guessing it’s because of this tidbit I’m about to share.

The Aura is a Database

I write in Destinaton Unknown: Explorations of the Paranormal how my first time acting as a psychic medium came in April 2011.

The 7th.

We’d stopped for dinner at Ruby Tuesdays in Utah on our way back to Colorado.

I’d met ET two days prior.

He bumped the bed in our hotel room at the Hard Rock in Vegas to wake me up so we could “talk.”

As I write in Destination Unknown, he asked permission to go with us back to Colorado.

Psi Avalanche!

The experience was a bit overwhelming because the moment Aaron asked a question ET began answering at a speed that was formidable to decipher.

Actually, ET could read him so he began answering before Aaron even finished the question.

At one point I held up my hands to both of them and asked ET to slow down so I could process the answers.  

We went on like this for some time when all of a sudden I had an answer in its entirety without having to process it.

Basically allow my conscious beta mind to absorb the energetic – alpha -answer.

It was as if ET just “dropped”what he wanted me to know into my mind.

It was different then when a ghost or other celestial entity projects an image. I just suddenly knew without having to take time to process. More efficient and much less stressful.

It was ET who figured out to do this and from that moment on my interactions with him which were nacent at that point went much smoother.

I believe this is why ET didn’t have to do the exercise outlined by Rooster.  My adrenal system did not consider him a threat.

2022.

Not long after his death, I was talking to a newcomer who’d appeared in my home.

In my office which at that time was a diamagnetic paradise, something I cover in Under Siege.

I recognized him but was relatively unfamiliar with his music.  Because of this I asked if he understood “the rules” set in place for new ghosts.  

None of my deceased relatives who’ve stopped by have pricked the “fight or flee” system, likely beause I knew them.

Rather than comply, he held out his ghostly hand.

And smiled.

He asked if he could shake my hand.

Very politely.

I’ve had ghosts touch me before. The results have been mixed.

If I don’t know them I tend to feel it as a zing like getting an electric shock.

Keeping my eyes on his I reached out my hand.  To my surprise

  • I only felt a bit of static electricity sensation

I wondered if it was because of how far I’d come in dealing with my EMF Sensitivity

  • I witnessed my life in images as it transferred from me to him.

What makes this interesting is there is now evidence our life really does flash before our eyes at times.

Now the hmmm part.

After watching him react physically and rather traumatically

I’ve had a rough life and he absorbed not only the images but the energy of it.

I realized – and confirmed with him – that the auric field – which he’d tapped into – is a type of cosmic database that contains our life story.

I don’t think either of us was prepared for the pain it caused him to energetically “live” the more painful moments of my life.

I asked what motivated him to try such a stunt.  He explained that yes, he was aware of “the rules” set by Rooster but wanted to try a different way.

Lesson Learned

What I deducted based on the two auric interactions experienced years apart is that our auric fields are a database into which information can be added and/or withdrawn via energetic transfer.

Just Takin’ Yer Measure, Missy

It would explain why ghosts seem to feel the need to touch me.

There is more to study but I felt this worth sharing.

As for my research buddy, he was significantly affected.  

He gave me an apologetic smile and told me “I need to go.”

I have not seen him since though something tells me at some point in the future I will.

He seemed, like so many of the others who have crossed my path, to love learning as much as I do.

News on the release of the apps will be forthcoming.

Stay tuned!