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#lushcosmetics #butterball bath w/ led mood lighting & loud music. #SongOfTheDay #LanaDelRey #IcanFly fr #BigEyes OST. #lyricsoftheday
“I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn’t crazy, I was divine”
Newsletter to send tonight 4 www.mayamagickal.net & www.mayastar.net special offers (www.mayastar.net/special.htm). The Maha #Kali #Tantric #Shamanic #Exorcism #spell is v popular & the #Avalonian Alignment #EnergyHealing & #Meditation Attunement course ♡
#TeddyBoy due for dinner but I’m going to get an early one as my sis over 2mw for a #vegan #Starbucks breakfast/lunch. So wowed by #soy #macchiato that I wonder why I didn’t go vegan earlier!
Spider (my #TeddyBoy) is the sweetest – paying for my lunch! He has old fashioned values and some people might find that a bit objectionable b/c political correctness def not his strong suit! But he is the most hard working, kindest & most considerate bf I’ve ever had. And I’m being objective when I say that. He really is. And far from being objectionable, I find it refreshing to be w/ someone like him. Gorgeous admittedly and build like a bouncer! But always encouraging me in my work and helping me in practical ways as well as being a romantic.
I met him through my dad really…I think my dad was playing matchmaker right up to the end (dad died last year of a brain tumour). It’s the strangest thing to think on last year…dad was dying but we had the greatest fun jamming in the garden and me doing my fave #carnival and #hiphop fusion in the garden. And Spider lives two doors down and would watch me dance and chat w/ me and dad. He always has my back and was really supportive through everything. And I fell for him but was always a bit worried it was circumstances that had thrown us together and it might not last. I was v honest a about that b/c I would hate to hurt him. But we spent Christmas together…and now it’s nearly valentine’s day and we’re still both deeply smitten!
So thinking of last year…losing dad was terrible…but me & Spider…I’ve never been so happy!
So shout out to dad! I don’t know if he made an angel when he arrived the other side, but he was a fantastic #cupid right up to the end! Massive love :)
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I teach online courses (#energyhealing, #meditation & do ritual work for people – www.mayastar.net & www.mayamagickal.net). I use social media to keep a kind of personal touch to my online presence b/c I want people who are interested in my work…or even people who just follow me for the artwork or my hobbies, to feel I’m not some kind of conglomerate. It kind of reassures clients and students I am real person on the one hand…and on the other, it means I am accessible in a personal way but not way that’s intrusive to my lifestyle. But I have to say, when I am busy and I don’t have time to write proper blogs, I know I post up selfies more often just so my networks don’t go blank but because I have less than the average “need” for external validation (I am #Aspergers so it kind of doesn’t register with me!), sometimes I feel really weird posting selfies and personal updates. I never check how many people like them…but I know over time more and more people have followed my networks so I hope that means I have struck some sort of balance!
This blog is taken from a discussion with a student who has undiagnosed and intermittent stomach pain and has previously assumed this to be an “energy block” and based on that has not pursued any clinical diagnosis.
I always emphasise the importance of taking a holistic view of health and wouldn’t recommend anyone self diagnose with “an energy block” and to seek no further clarification from appropriate professionals.
I teach energy healing & meditation techniques as well as providing magickal solutions (based on karmic reweaving)…these are complementary and not alternatives to medicine, lifestyle choices, diet etc.
A holistic approach means taking on board all aspects of health and diagnosis. Energy healing isn’t an alternative to medical. And for full health a body needs balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If you are eating badly, don’t take any exercise, have a stressful lifestyle or habits you know are compromising your health and wellbeing, it’s not reasonable to turn to learning energy healing and meditation as an alternative to resolving problems with practical solutions. No amount of chanting will remove a ruptured appendix…and no one would expect it to. So if you have health problems you really should see a health care professional.
If you wish to use my services magickally or in energy work to progress towards a harmonious state, that’s excellent and exactly what my work is for. But if you think magick can provide a quick fix or meditation can cure all ills while you continue to make choices you know are causing you harm (such as drinking, taking drugs, unhealthy eating or unhealthy habits of lifestyle such as letting your ego dictate your course in life and causing your conscience to blanch at your own behaviour and choices), magick, meditation and energy healing won’t fix it. If you don’t genuinely want to change you won’t change. And although meditation, ritual or energy work may assist you, may increase your self awareness and support you in making progress, they aren’t there to make you magickally transform into something else against your will!
If someone has health problems (physical, mental or emotional), I would not assume to make a diagnosis as I am not qualified to. So if you’re ignoring something, find out what it is from someone qualified, before you decide for yourself what you think it is and how you think you should treat it!
The student hadn’t contacted me about health problems beforehand…and I don’t think they can have read the Mayastar Study Manuals that accompany the courses I teach otherwise they would have known that my response would be to reiterate what I teach. A genuinely holistic approach…not a bunch of new age fluff bunny nonsense. I think people that do (and I have had to re-teach Reiki to people who received no real guidance or study materials from “Masters” so many times now that I consider the fluff bunny nonsense approach to be both epidemic and dangerous) are causing untold harm and not embracing the holistic view at all.
If you feel the energy healing is exacerbating a condition I would advise not to use it until you have seen a medical professional that can ensure you are safe to do so.
Also, it is important to ensure you have grounded yourself with the grounding meditation before and after each session – and read the Study Manuals fully.
If you have pursued the advice of a medical professional and your digestive problems perisist without an apparent cause, look at other areas of your lifestyle. Maybe seeing a nutritionist would be indicated. If stress causes the problem maybe a different kind of energy work would be more suitable.
If you feel grounding or long term imbalance are a significant component in your work there are options like the Avalonian Trilogy Meditation that can help you balance out and would be suitable for reducing stress.
Also there are ritual options. The healing/grounding effect of the Killing Moon 30 Day Karmic Reversal Ritual can be helpful; it has a very healing and grounding effect and depending on the source of the imbalance may significantly improve it or eliminate it. The same goes for the Light Body Activation Initiation Intensive. These are detailed on the Maya Magickal website (links below).
But I really recommend against considering these options as alternatives or to self diagnose a problem without any professional advice. You could be causing harm to yourself by doing so.
So although any problem could be helped with energy healing or meditation, it could also be exacerbated with the wrong kind of energy or by using techniques incompletely (particularly neglecting to follow the instruction onn grounding!).
Stomach complaints that are ongoing should be seen by a physician. Diary products can exacerbate underlying conditions – or be the cause of them. A lack of exercise can cause problems with digestion. Food allergies or intolerance could be aggravated by stress. But at the same time, persistant problems may indicate a chronic condition that requires medical diagnosis and may be better helped with professional medical care. Your assumption that it is an energy block may be right but unless you see someone qualified to rule out potentially serious conditions such as diverticulitis, hernia or colitis, your self diagnosis could be dangerous.
When we work holistically we don’t assume all problems are due to energy blocks when it’s also possible for a medical, dietary or lifestyle condition to cause similar symptoms. And unchecked a medical condition can result in an energy block – but to treat that it would be advisable to take a holistic view and treat it on all levels. Which includes medical.
It may not be a serious condition or it may be one you can manage without medication too. IBS for example. In that case energy healing and meditation may be very helpful!
To end with an anecdotal point…over the years (decades) I have worked with attunement based energy healing and meditation systems, as my natural “basal vibrational frequency” has shifted, I have noticed I can’t tolerate caffeine very much. I can’t eat meat or sugar or drink alcohol because they have a very grounding effect on me. Something I became aware of as my natural sensitivity increased. I also gave up smoking 9 years ago. And recently gave up dairy as what I had thought was a bit of an intolerance began to cause histamine swelling in my hands (an allergy rather than an intolerance). People’s bodies change over time and often people naturally change their habits based on those changes…but if I hadn’t decided to go vegan I might have irritated my body with more dairy products and ended up with more serious problems.
Other anecdotal situations – my mother gave up sugar and her IBS went away (but her hernia required medication and surgery and changing her diet wouldn’t have fixed that! ). I used to get migraines and have hay fever as a child but somehow at some point grew out of them. Whereas my brother grew into getting migraines in his 30s having never had one before. So people’s bodies change and it’s sometimes something you have to learn to manage – my brother made significant lifestyle changes to reduce to risk of migraine.
Additionally, I have temporal lobe epilepsy and I make significant lifestyle based choices to manage it because after discussing with my neurologist he was happy for me to try a drug free route. But over time, my epilepsy may change and I will change with it. (It’s why in so many selfies I’m wearing sunglasses in fact – I am light sensitive and sometimes wear them before bed because I tend to have more as I start to relax otherwise). But I would rather keep sunglasses by my bed than take a chemical preventative medication that has long term side effects. However, it was important I saw my GP about and had scans and tests and got a proper diagnosis before discussing my options with someone who knows about TLE. Because the very same symptoms might have indicated a tumour or a stroke. So it’s very important I think that if you’ve self diagnosed a problem you have had for many years, you see a professional and make sure you’re making choices based on the facts.
I think many people on a spiritual journey find that as they raise their energy, their intolerance to low energy vibes (from food, people, music or habits) becomes highlighted and that’s part of the journey in a way. But that shouldn’t be used as a reason to boycott the facts or (in some cases), our own common sense!
So have a look at the options. Consider your symptoms. Think about your diet and lifestyle to see if they offer up any clues. And speak to a GP for advice. If energy healing doesn’t feel right, perhaps a structured meditation system might suit you better in managing stress for example. But please ensure you seek appropriate professionals…a holistic view means working with the whole x
9th February 2016 – It’s been really wild the last few days…so stormy out! I absolutely love it. Very cosy in though. Lots of time with my Teddy Boy and lots of listening to audiobooks (once you get into them, sometimes hours can go by as you walk around from room to room with a bluetooth speaker! Really love it.
Working on some new Tantric Shamanic Spells….they are my favourites because of their versatility…it allows me to tailor them for more specific purposes for clients which is always enjoyable – working out the best way to work through a problem. But because they’re so heavily choreographed (some are silent but most do include some mantras…and the dance is worked around appropriate symbols…they take longer but are a very intense experience). The new ones will be developed from working with the Avalonian Trilogy Meditation and the associated symbols, mantras and energy flows (Avalonian Alignment, Star of Avalon Ascension & Avalonian Spectral Activations –www.mayastar.net/aap.htm). The Avalonian energies are probably the most popular after (Kundalini Reiki and Usui Reiki) and I think it’s because they provide a structure that helps develop intuition in a variety of ways, but also because they are so comprehensive and although they form a system of their own, can easily be worked with combined with other energies like Reiki or Kundalini Reiki…but also for those who work with ritual or the Elemental Pentagram system. The meditation is popular with clients who are taking Divinity Assumption Channellings through Maya Magickal for personal initiation and spiritual development work. The timing works very well with my ritual opening so it is a good way to prepare for the channelling part of the ritual.
But tonight, doing the basic admin stuff up to date at the moment and later have a Life Path Reading to complete for someone. That’s a long session because I like to complete the reading and type it up in one go so I have to schedule them! But it’s another aspect of my work that I really love but very different to the ritual work and energy healing.
In mundane news…well…not that mundane…I was just going through my social networks and realised about 29000 people follow my pages, newsletter, blogs, IG, Twitter feeds and so on. It’s pretty amazing really…it’s tripled in the last 2 and half years…most followers are on FB by far and following the Mayastar Twitter feed or subscribed to the Mayastar/Maya Magickal newsletter…but I know sometimes students find me through LinkedIn, Tumblr and Instagram – which seems strange but I think just shows how the way we use social media has changed in the last 2 years – massively different since everyone has a smartphone than when most of us had a desktop! Who has a desktop computer these days? That seems like an inconvenience – even in my office I have a laptop and sometimes take it off to the bedroom to use…well…not often but where we put the catflap in, I’ve got one cat that can let himself out but freaks out if he tries to let himself in, and one who meows at the cat flap to be let in and out – so I have to leave it open by a couple of inches and when the temperature’s low or it’s windy, the draught from it makes the office absolutely freezing! I’m sure they’ll work it out in the end!
Oooh…looks like I’ve opened another #portal into a #bathbomb epic! I do my best #thinking, #reading, #preening, #singing, #planning & #meditation in baths I think! I’m a “#bubblebath #philosopher”…or a typical #pagan/#witch where normal day to day routines become kind of special in their own unique ways.
Running l8 today. Ritual work for http://www.mayamagickal.net scheduled for later but I was dragging my heels (mentally not physically) while I worked out today as I got into a deep contemplation about the #Roman #God #Janus…#lifeanddeath…and the fluid nature of human consciousness…from our highest abstraction abilities (objective nature) to our #narcissistic qualities which I would consider our level of #egomania. We tend to categorise people based on their apparent emotional maturity. And we tend to judge that as the prevalence of their ego expression (subjective nature).
People tend to work towards a balance and over time will attempt to consciously move to a more objective and less selfish view. But some people really struggle with that. Whereas my #autism means, if I let my self awareness and self discipline have free reign I am at risk of seeing reality so objectively that I almost abstract myself out of existence! I know some people consider #highfunctioningautism (I am #Aspergers) as being a sign of a more advanced mind…an #oldsoul…a #starseed etc. But seriously, although it comes with many blessings, my tendency to hyper abstraction makes me great at #magick…it definitely makes me good at what I do. But if I didn’t surround myself with people who are more anchored and practical, I think it’s possible I could fly off into an inner life so rich I stopped noticing how beautiful and important manifest, external reality is. I don’t know if I really could allow that to happen…I think I would be aware of it and take steps to prevent it! But I expect it seems an unusual consideration in life to most people. Makes me sound like a crazy #hippie #mystic…
Hmmm…more pondering required!
Xxx AnnaLouiseMay (Maya)