Nap-itate in Color to Revive Your Energy

        Nap-itate is a combination of the words Nap and Meditate. It fully describes my almost daily practice. Nap:  I lie down and relax deeply. Meditate:  I use a simple color breathing exercise to balance my complementary chakra colors (see below) as I stay open to ideas, messages, or pictures that surface. I wake up totally revived! Often, I write down what came to me or I dive into a creative project that came to me while nap-itating. I have known for at least a week that I wanted to write a blog post for a newsletter I would be sending out. I couldn’t seem to settle on a topic.  Then, my friend sent me an article about how napping can be extremely healthy for the body. That was it! I felt a desire to share how nap-itating has helped me. Those of you who have busy lives may wonder how you can take that time at work or even at home to nap-itate. While I was in training to be a Spiritual Guide and Healing Facilitator, I worked for a small manufacturing company.  I noticed that I was very productive in the morning, but felt like the air had gone out of my energy balloon after lunch.  I had to push myself to finish the day. I had been used to nap-tating at home before I took the job, but now it did not seem feasible to continue this practice. At some point, I decided I had to find a way to revive my energy! I started leaving the office after I ate lunch.  I...

Do You Move in the Rhythm of Guidance?

Have you ever noticed how you can peacefully move with inner guidance until you get stressed? Stress tightens the body and seems to squeeze out that inner voice that is our compass. We forget to breathe.  Our pace gets faster (or slower if fear takes over) and we feel out of sync. This leaves room for another voice to bubble up that says things like: I don’t know how to do this I don’t know where to begin This is too hard I’m not good at this How do you stop that voice of doubt? This is the point at which simple tools help because just remembering you have tools is not easy when doubt has taken over. You might want to put these steps on a sticky note someplace where you will notice them easily. Stop whatever you are doing Breathe  Ground (Think of something in nature or go outside) If there were a color that could sync you with your inner guidance right now, what color would it be?  First one that comes to mind. Breathe in that color. When you are ready, take one step, in sync with your inner guidance, that will move you forward. The more often we recognize when we have moved into a stress mode, the faster our energy can shift. And oh how much better it feels to flow in sync with inner guidance! Find out more about moving in the rhythm of guidance with Leslie Romine and me on The Power of Color Radio Show tomorrow (October 28th) at 3:30 Pacific/6:30 Eastern. Blessings, Arlene...

Gain Inner Peace by Living in the Moment

Are you stressed with what you need to do? Does each task seem too much? Inner peace comes by living in this moment fully! This week I felt like I was living an old version of me–the one that felt overwhelmed by things to do and agreeing to too many projects and responsibilities. Once again, I was ahead of myself. I was in the next moment, not this one. This old version of me felt uncomfortable, like clothing I have outgrown, but found in my closet. This morning I received some helpful reminders in my journaling. “At this time there is much in flux. Being at peace within is the primary intention. Shaping the future comes from honoring the moment. All else is wasted energy.” The upcoming full moon also helps us understand why these old patterns are coming up. This is a time of purging the old patterns. Like me, you may have been doing this for some time. Now is the time to complete anything that is leftover. We are constantly given opportunities to see if we have completed the purge. This week I noticed that my drain was getting clogged up again! Thinking about clearing that drain seemed like one more stress. OK, I could be frustrated or I could use it as a way to see what was clogged up in me. I found old energy on the back of my heart. The colors that wanted to help clear this energy are new ones, crystalline black and crystalline white. These colors cleaned up that leftover energy in short order. I also reminded myself that clearing...

Compliments Raise Our Vibration

I watched a video (link below) that really caught my interest this morning.  It steered me in a helpful direction. In this video Matt Kahn encourages us to leave behind what we think is our truth and move into becoming “goodness.”  He claims that giving compliments to yourself and others allows us to move into the heart and become the goodness we are.  This raises our vibration and consequently radiates that goodness. When you are in a conversation with someone who is very negative, giving them a compliment is the farthest thing from our natural response.  But, feel the energy of this kind of response.   “I can see how passionate you are about that!” “How deeply you feel for the pain in the world.” “I can feel how much you want life to be different.” “You are so observant!” Can you feel the shift in the energy?  You are not saying they are wrong to feel that way.  You are saying there is something wonderful about them.  They matter and you care that they matter. If they persist in going back to the negative, then find something else to compliment them on.  According to Kahn it sometimes take 3 times for the energy to shift. This is a spiritual practice.  This will help us as much as the other person because we will be leaving behind judgment of where they are coming from.  According to Kahn the person’s negativity can be the soul’s attempt to break through old patterns.  Your compliment may be part of that break-through. Then, there is the more challenging part of giving ourselves compliments....

You are ready! You are supported!

The energy of change is here to give you lift off. Here’s a message from the *Luminary ‘Passionate Ascension’. “Intention and commitment to the spiritual journey have brought you to this juncture.  Now, it is time to leap with faith into an unknown world.  Let your passion propel you inward to your core in order to combust outward into a new way of being, without looking back.”   In a recent meditation of reflection this conversation with my ‘Inner Knowing Self’ came to me. You are in a time of change! “Okay, I’ve been hearing that for some time.” Whatever you are attached to will not allow your life flow. “Yes, I know that.” Dig deeper.  This is a complete surrender to your Inner Knowing Self. “Hmm that’s not so easy. How do I know it will work?” You don’t know if it will work.  You have never been in this exact energy or situation before. “So what is new about it?” There’s no fall back position!  No matter how much harder you try, the old ways of making things happen won’t work.  There is no other choice than to release EVERYTHING that holds you back. “But what about . . . .  I can’t let that go.  It’s everything I’ve been working toward.  If I let that go, it’s like failing.” Yup, that needs to go too. “So if I let that go, what will replace it?” That’s the mystery and the magic.  The flow that comes from you inner self will take you to the next step.  And sometimes that seems pretty vague. “What do I do...

Code of Love

Today is an auspicious day!   Below you will find Tania Gabrielle’s information about what it means through numerology.  The energy of this felt so good that I wanted to pass it on to you.  Breathe in this ‘Code of Love’.  Receive it, and then radiate it.  This is a great opportunity to give and receive love. Blessings, Arlene Arnold       Triple 15:15:15 Code of LOVE A spectacular 15:15:15 Day welcomes us! It is January 15 1.15.2015 adds up to 15 2015 is the 15th Year of our century 15 is the number of the Spiritual Alchemist. 15 = 1+5 = 6 – the number of human Love, nurturing, heart-centered service, compassion and family. Love stimulates ultimate Alchemy. Passion so intense, so compelling, that it transforms perception, forgives in an instant and forges unimaginable alliances amongst former enemies! How do you channel this Love? Everything has changed since the beginning of 2015. New portals have opened up.  And today, on this incredible 15:15:15 Date, those portals are swung wide open. (click here to read more)...