Please welcome Janeen Clark. A Spiritual Life Coach, who has been teaching, studying and applying the Law of Attraction for almost 20 years. Below is one of her inspiring articles I like to share with you today:


Law of Attraction: How to Stay Positive When Surrounded by Constant Negativity

By Janeen Clark

Wow! You’ve just got to love these recent newspaper headlines and news broadcasts, don’t you?

According to them our world is completely falling apart. Oh wait…that’s right, according to them it is always falling apart…Oh well.

Shocking how we somehow keep surviving isn’t it?

It is not only the newspapers that surround us with negative thoughts and energy but also the people we work with, friends, and even family members.

So how are we supposed to maintain a higher positive vibration when almost everyone around us is predicting doom and gloom for our future and our economy?

The following steps might help:

1. Go Back To Appreciating The Basics

If you have food you can eat today, clothes to keep you warm, a roof over your head, a mind that works and a heart that is still beating – you are GOOD!

Anything beyond that can be considered an added bonus.

It really doesn’t matter if the food is not lobster, the clothes designer, the house a mansion, you don’t have the perfect body, or the perfect romance. As long as you have the basics listed above you will be able to obtain the rest.

Do not waste your energy thinking negatively about yourself because you do not have some of the extras just mentioned. There’s always tomorrow and you’ll find a way.

2. STOP Reading The Papers And Watching The News For Awhile

Simply STOP! Even if it is for only a couple of weeks. Turn it off. Play music instead, watch some of your favorite comedy DVDs, listen to inspirational books on tape. Don’t worry about missing anything. I promise you, next month they will have the same exact horror stories in the paper – it’ll be like you never left.

3. If You Have The Ability To Leave A Negative Conversation – Run For The Hills

Here is the scenario. Someone starts the conversation about how horrible things are in the world. You respond in agreement, so do the others in the group. Now you all feel the fear.

Depression and hopelessness settles over the group. The subject now moves to politics. You all disagree with each other (which of course you do because it seems lately NO ONE can agree on the politics thing.)

Now you all get angry. You yell, call each other naive, strive to get your point across but nobody hears it anyway. Now you all walk away angry and frustrated.

So where did this conversation get you? Depressed, hopeless, fearful, angry and frustrated. And guess what? Absolutely nothing was accomplished! Nothing has changed in Washington. You didn’t solve the housing crisis or lower gas prices, but you probably just made enemies with some of your best friends or family members. So what is the point?

Decide that you no longer want to participate in these useless negative battles. Life is too short to spend it arguing with loved ones when nothing get resolved anyway. Besides, it certainly isn’t going to help you keep a positive vibration. Go do something that will make you happy. Go online to a comedy site – go read a book. Keep in mind that maintaining a positive vibration is the healthiest and most important thing you can do for yourself right now.

4. If You Do Not Have The Ability to Leave A Negative Conversation – Put Yourself In Your Own Happy Mental Bubble

Now let’s say this negative conversation takes place over a business dinner or around the Thanksgiving table and leaving is not an option.

Put yourself in an invisible Happy bubble. Inside this bubble you are always peaceful. You are not affected by what is going on outside of it. You may observe, you may listen to what is going on, but you refuse to participate in any way.

Imagine that you are watching a fictional movie. None of what you are hearing is affecting you personally. It is simply entertainment. Hum you favorite song in your head. Think of a funny memory. If someone asks your opinion tell them you weren’t paying attention. You were in your “happy place”.

They might look at you like you are crazy or attempt to draw you in to the conversation anyway, but eventually they will get it. And the next time they are arguing and see you with that silly smile on your face they will simply inform the others “Oh don’t bother with them, they are in their happy place” and you go back to having fun.

5. Don’t Let The Nay-Sayers Get To You

Keep in mind that according to people the world is “always” falling apart. You could go back 100 years or more and you would hear the same exact complaints you hear today. “Things are getting way too expensive”, “the next generation is so spoiled”, “the next generation is so disrespectful or irresponsible”, “there is no one good to vote for”, “the economy is in trouble”, “an energy crisis looms”, and the all most important “this country is going to hell in a hand basket” scenario.

Here’s the deal. Energy moves and changes constantly. It always has and always will. The people going through those energy changes have always felt uncomfortable when those changes come about and automatically assume the outcome is gong to be negative. Yet, we are all still here and creating more than ever. In fact we have more conveniences and are more technologically advanced than we ever thought was possible in so short a period of time.

Don’t feed into the “fear of the future” nonsense. Change is normal. Change is good. Change is growth. Go with the flow instead of fighting it. Look for the opportunities these new changes can bring you instead of fighting the current and trying to keep things the same; because the truth is, things are not going to stay the same anyway.

6. Remember That Even In Times Of “Crisis” People Can Be Successful And Flourish

Just because you hear about the negative around you, doesn’t mean you need to be affected by it personally. There have always been people who have prospered during what others called “hard times”. People who were successful even when there was a war on, when real estate was depressed, when there was a recession or even the Depression.

Decide that not only will you not be negatively affected by the changes going on around you but that you are absolutely going to find a way to prosper from them.

Think positively and constantly ask your higher self, “What move can I make right now that will make me prosper?” Keep asking and asking. Suddenly inspirational thoughts will seem to come out of nowhere. Keep your thoughts on possibilities – not fear.

Focusing on fear only lowers your vibration and makes you much less effective. Keep your mind and eyes open for opportunities. Keep your vibration high. Remind yourself daily that you are safe and healthy and abundant regardless of what is going on around you. Which leads us to…

7. Remember Who You Really Are

Remember “You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience”.

When you keep this in mind, you remember how big you really are and where your true power lies.

You may be “on” this planet but not “of” it – which means the planet does not dictate what happens to you – only you can do that.

Fear comes from thinking that you have no control. That others are making decisions that affect you and there is nothing you can do about it.

But that is not the case. YOU create every experience you have while down here and YOU decide what you are going to create.

This is the most important thing of all to remember.

Imagine it as if you are going to an amusement park for the day.

The “park” doesn’t decide what you are going to do all day – You do. You decide the rides you want to go on or the rides that don’t interest you. Just because the rides are “there” does not mean you are forced to go on them.

The same with our planet. Just because the “negative experiences” exist, does not mean you have to participate in them. The choice is up to you.

So go be positive, look ahead. Find ways to be abundant regardless of what is happening around you. Keep your vibration high. Do something everyday that increases that vibration until the momentum is so great that you are manifesting wonderful things almost instantaneously! The power is in your hands.

Happy Creating!

Read article: 3 Tips For Raising Your Vibration

Read article: How To Protect Yourself From Negative Energy

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Words of wisdom for all Empaths and Highly Sensitive People from Dr. Michael Smith.

Empaths and the Shadow – Overcoming Darkness by Creating Light

By Michael Robert Smith

Empaths understand, as walkers between worlds, the polarities of Darkness and Light.

Every single thought carries energy that affects ourselves as empaths and others. Empaths know and understand this unlike any other individuals, because we take the brunt of other people’s negativity. We feel it in our own energy fields.

Empaths often will hear the very not-so-nice words and literally experience the not-so-nice energy that has been created by others. The mere act of walking into a chaotic restaurant or department store is all that it takes (thus, empaths avoid crowded places like the plague).

Negative energy stays around. If left unchecked, it will accomplish its mission of advancement of the Darkness. One simple negative thought will linger unless we recant those words and take responsibility for our own karmic negativity.

If we do not face the Shadow side and learn to become friends with it, then we will never learn to grow past it, nor be of any real help to others. The shadow side is an invitation to create Light. It can NEVER be changed or altered by merely ignoring it or by running away (which empaths tend to be very good at). The Shadow and Darkness are strong signals that we need to do everything in our power to Create Light.

The goal of the work I do is to teach empaths to be better Light Creators. It is our responsibility to ourselves and to others. Creating Light is done through pure prayer, patience, and finding others who are stronger on which to temporarily rely. We cannot accomplish our Collective task as humans and as empaths unless we help each other. That means asking for help when you know you need it – putting aside your ego. I struggled for many years by myself in isolation, thinking that I had to do it all myself. Only when I dropped that belief did I receive the help that I needed, and get to a place where I now am thriving and not a victim anymore.

It’s my belief that empaths have asked for this experience, and here we are Now with a job to do. Accumulated negativity (otherwise known as Karma) is never altered unless we have a stronger Light energy to absorb it and transmute it. Thus, the power of prayer and intention.

Prayer from a pure and humble heart is strong enough to erase and diminish any negative energy. However, many times it will take years to be enough to overcome the Darkness. This is the not-so-fun aspect of Karma, and of being an empath, sucking up everyone else’s negativity. And yet with patience, it WILL be overcome. That is a Universal truth.

I write these words to offer you encouragement to endure and persevere over whatever hardships that are currently Testing you. There is nothing that is strong enough to break you, unless you let it. And if you let it, then you may just get to come back into an earthly body again and do it all over again, until you get it right.

Go for broke this time. You’re an empath with a job to do.

Face you shadow – clean yourself up. And most importantly, ask for help! This time, let’s all get it right!

For more solutions and techniques to sky rocket your empath skills & protect and shield yourself unwanted negative energies check out Dr. Michael Smith’s Complete Empath Toolkit here.

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Here are some solutions to clearing negative energy we found useful. Everyone is different, so try them out to see which ones work better for you.

The number one key is to STAY GROUNDED in your body. This means getting regular exercise, eating nutritional food, and cutting out overstimulating things in your life.

Clearing Negative Energy In Your Environment:
1. Smudging your home with sage.
2. Doing Meditation and taking deep breaths.
3. Strategically placing bowls of sea salt in your home to protect you from entrance of negative energy. The salt acts as an absorbent to negative energy.
4. Using protective stones and crystals. Some good protective stones that repel negative energy are Onyx and Obsidian. While Amber and black tourmaline acts more like absorbers.  And Amethyst is considered a healing stone. So you may also want to consider wearing protective stone jewelry. (Just remember to clean the stones regularly with sea salt and water.)
5. Physically clean the place. This removes the old energy and keep the place in high vibration.

For more solutions and techniques to sky rocket your empath skills & protect and shield yourself unwanted negative energies check out Dr. Michael Smith’s Complete Empath Toolkit here.

Elevating Your Personal Energy and Grounding Yourself:
1. Take a nice warm shower.
2. Take a nice bath using Epsom Salt. Epsom Salt is to help you cut the psychic connection with others so that they are no longer pulling you. Plus, it helps your tired body relax.
3. Use essential oil or scent such as lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, etc. to calm and relax yourself.
4. Get a nice massage.
5. Meditate
6. Going outside for some sun.
7. Doing any type of physical activities that will help you stay grounded in your body. (e.g. Yoga, Tai Chi, martial art, jogging, boxing, exercise, or some kind of sports you enjoy, etc.)
8. Get some fresh air.
9. Connect with nature.
10. Going to ocean, forest, or mountain area also helps you rejuvenate.
11. Surrounding yourself around plants or trees of high energy.
12. Drink pure water. (Bless your water with positive energy before drinking it. And remember to thank it for purifying your body as you drink it.)
13. Eat proper balance nutritious meals.
14. Feel your emotions.
15. Take care of yourself.

Grab Your Copy of Dr. Michael Smith’s Complete Empath Toolkit here.

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This is a prayer Kahuna Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona used to heal and clean negative energies, memories, thoughts, blocks, and vibrations making space for the divine to flow through you.

The story goes… during one of Morrnah’s gathering, a student (who could see people’s aura) pointed out that everyone in the room has an aura around them except Kahuna Morrnah. For some odd reason, Morrnah did not have one around her. The student was baffled by this. Then a fellow attendee told her she needs to go outside up to the hills to see for herself. And so the student did, and to her amazement, There it was!… Morrnah’s aura… so grand, that it covered the whole place. Morrnah’s aura was so large you could not see it up close because you were inside her auric field.

I love this story. I feel it sums up a lot of things about who Morrnah is.  And most importantly, how this prayer has help her in her journey. Thank you Morrnah for your gift and enlightenment to the world. You are not only a jewel of Hawaii, but a beautiful blessing and light to us all.

May Morrnah’s prayer and blessing bring more peace, love, and light into your universe.

Here’s the Prayer For Cleaning and Cutting All Negative Energies (From Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona–A Hawaiian Kahuna).

Divine Creator, Father, Mother, and Son as one…

If I, my family, relatives, and ancestors have offended you, your family, relatives, and ancestors in thoughts, words, deeds, and actions from the beginning of our creation to the present, we ask for your forgiveness.

Let this cleanse, purify, release,  cut all negative memories, blocks, energies, and vibrations.

And transmute these unwanted energies into pure light.

And it is done.

-Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, Kahuna

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Good morning everyone!

Today, I want to introduce you to Dr. Michael Smith –he’s a kind soul who has been coaching and elevating the lives of those individuals known as Highly Sensitive People (HSP) and Empath to live a more fulfilling healthier life.

Michael Robert Smith holds a Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Nevada-Reno. He has 15 years of experience in counseling, shamanic traditions, mind-body energy medicine, holistic healing, and intuition development. A former professor at the University of Wyoming, he lives in Santa Fe, NM where he coaches empaths and highly sensitive people in energy management. He is the author of “The Complete Empath Toolkit,” and “Empath Intuition” audiobook.

Below is one of his insightful articles I like to share with you:

I’m an Empath – Now What?

By Michael Robert Smith

Has anyone ever said “you have a trusting face?” Do you find yourself listening with ease to other people’s problems? Do strangers easily share intimate secrets? If so, you probably have gone through life being more affected by other peoples’ energies than you realize.

As an empath, you are someone who has been hard-wired, from birth, to perceive and experience the thoughts, emotions, physical sensitivities, and spiritual urges of other persons. It is much more than being a highly sensitive person, and not limited to just emotions. For you, it can be like living an episode of Star Trek! You don’t even have to try and you just know the motivations and intentions of other people.

You cannot change the fact that you are an empath. It is akin to your eye color. You either are or you’re not. Being an empath is not teachable; it’s not something to learn. However, you can learn to become a skilled empath and manage your empath nature. Hopefully you have, or will now, make it your intention to modify the intensity of the empath experience through adaptive means (meditation, movement, grounding, wearing protective stones). However, it is quite common for empaths to modify the feelings through not-so-adaptive means (alcohol, drugs, addictions). If you fall into that category, it is completely understandable and you are not alone! Almost every empath whom I have encountered has, at one point or another, sought to alter their mood through addictions.

The definition of being an empath means you are always “on,” constantly available to process other people’s feelings and energy. As an empath, you have a gift, or in many cases, what may feel like a serious curse! For now, let’s set aside any notions of judgement. Even if it feels like an overwhelming burden, which it certainly is at times, our responsibility as an empath is to ourselves first, others second. So with that in mind, let’s focus on how we can take responsibility for managing our energetic sensitivity.

Beware, though. Identifying and recognizing yourself as an empath may give you a charge. It may cause lingering sensations of relief, bordering on giddyness. You will come to understand that as an empath you are not alone.

So with that in mind, let’s talk about what I have found are 5 of the most helpful methods of keeping yourself clean, strong, and healthy as an empath, free of the negative energetic influences of others.

1. REFRAME YOUR MENTAL OUTLOOK

Being an empath is indeed a burden at times. To be maximally effective, we must do what counselors call reframing, that is, changing our mental outlook so there is no room for blame. We can do very little to change our currently inherited genetic characteristics (although I believe that prayer from a sincere heart can change the past, present, and future. But that’s a whole other story for another book!).

Somewhere along the line, it is my belief, and my personal belief only, that empaths have agreed to help come to the Earth in this time of tremendous social, political, and environmental transition to be the “vacuum cleaners.” Empaths are the ones whose task it is to clean up the suffering that we individually and collectively created in the past. This is a personal outlook that serves to help put my gifts in perspective. It also helps to promote what I believe to be my serious responsibility to myself and others. And whether or not you choose to view your empathic nature in these terms is ultimately up to you.

As empaths, It is helpful to take a close look at our personal narrative. What are the stories that we tell ourselves as we wash dishes or peel potatoes? If we believe in a story that we need protection from evil spirits or negative energy, then we more likely set ourselves up for the manifesting of that scenario. As empaths, we understand what’s it’s like to be knocked around by other people’s energy. However, I don’t think that it’s maximally effective to focus on just protection. If we focus instead on how to maintain a strong healthy aura, any negative energies will be naturally and automatically dispelled. Negative energy cannot exist in the presence of light. To use a sports or political metaphor, it’s a question of whether you want to be on offense or defense. Focusing on promoting positive strengths is almost always more effective than a mental outlook that’s designed to protect your empath energy from invasion. That said, it is absolutely true that empaths need protection – we just don’t want to overdo it.

2. USE PROTECTING STONES AND WEAR A MEDICINE KIT

Stones have been known for their healing and protective properties for thousands of years. Stones are the oldest material on the earth, they are living creatures who offer their medicine to us if we will use it. Stones can be worn by carrying a medicine pouch around your neck or by wearing stone jewelry. I have found that the three best repellants for negative energy are Tourmaline, Onyx and Obsidian. Just like you, your stones must be cleaned regularly. I clean my stones usually every few days, depending on the intensity of my daily empath interactions. Give your stones at least 2-3 hours of direct sunlight in a crystal or glass bowl filled with sea salt and water. If you can’t get access to sunlight, run them under some tap water. It does almost as good a job.

3. USE NEW TECHNOLOGY

The first products that deserve mention are far infrared lightwave (heat) producing mats that penetrate deep into the body. I own a massage-table size product called the Amethyst BioMat that I have found indispensable in cleaning out energy. I lay on it every day when I feel energy accumulation. It uses far infrared heat, coupled with negative ions and the healing power of Amethyst, to increase blood circulation, thus producing an artificial fever in which the body’s immune system is stimulated. As you relax on top of the warm Amethyst, toxins are scrubbed away in as little as 30 minutes a day.

The second set of empath products worth looking into are the Electromagnetic field (EMF) protectors now on the market. It has been my experience that finding the right EMF protector for one’s unique energetic makeup can be hit or miss. I tried several products without success before finding the EarthCalm pendant. It’s a scalar resonance electric circuit which grounds one to the Earth’s energy field. I could feel the energy swirling in my field the moment I put it on. It is really crucial to understand that everyone’s energy system is different. Some products, including the Earthcalm, may actually do the opposite of what they are intended to do and make your sensitivity even more pronounced. The Q-Link pendant is another option that many empaths have reported successful. I do not sell any of these products. I list them simply because I have found them to be helpful in my own experience and that of my clients.

4. MOVE!

Exercise and movement in any form are great ways for empaths to move out old energy and pull in fresh energy. Martial arts and yoga are two of the best methods for an empath. Even a simple movement of one’s arm might be enough, or even a simple acknowledgment that your wrist hurts. The body responds to our focused attention in-kind.

If you are intimidated by the concept of martial arts, then try yoga, Tai Chi, or a user-friendly practice such as Nia, which is now emerging worldwide. I certainly wouldn’t be as effective without my daily Nia practice. Nia is a practice that re-trains the nervous system by combining a series of intentional, healing body postures with the power of dance and yoga. I find it to be the most joyful and playful experience of every day.

5. PROGRAM YOUR BRAIN WITH AFFIRMATIONS AND PRAYER.

Actual physical voicing of particular words and sounds produce a powerful effect in our empath energy fields. In the coaching work that I do with empaths, this is known as neuro-linguistic programming. The brain and body are programmed to produce good feelings with the repeating of certain mantras, words, or phrases. The process is designed to stimulate the empath nervous system into intentionally producing the actual energetic vibrations and feelings of peace, happiness, joy, and tranquility. I have a CD/mp3 album called “The Empath Experience” available on Amazon if you are interested further in this topic.

When you become a conscious empath, you will dramatically reduce your stress and anxiety, improve your mental outlook, improve relationships, and lead to a freedom and liberation previously unknown. You will be able to create joy where none was before present. In situations where you previously felt trapped, you now can bring in positive energy to change situations. You’ll begin to light up other people’s lives in a new way, and fulfill your destiny as an empath to help others. All of these skills take practice. With time, they will come more naturally. At some point, you will reach a tipping point; a critical point where your awareness exceeds your unconsciousness. It takes work on yourself to get to this place. Some empaths go all their lives and never reach it, but only for lack of will. If your will is strong enough, you will reach a place of emotional maturity and become a skilled empath.

For more helpful energy tips and techniques to help Empaths & Highly Sensitive People, check out Dr. Michael Smith’s The Complete Empath Toolkit: 44 Practical Steps to Master Your Energy and Personal Power.

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Ever feel overwhelmed by your environment? Does it sometime feel like others energy soaks into your personal space? Ever catch yourself feeling exhausted, angry, irritable, moody, or sick for no reason–it just came like a sudden flood out of no where? Have you ever asked yourself why you are so sensitive to others around you and the environment?

The good news is these feelings might NOT be yours.

You may be what others call an “empath” also know as a “highly sensitive person” (HSP). Empaths are highly sensitive of the environment and energy. Often they can sense others energy and even absorb others energy. They can sense how another person is feeling just by being in proximity or seeing the person as if the feeling is in their OWN body.

The following list is provided by Michael R. Smith, Ph.D of EmpathConnection.com to help you discover if you are an empath.

You May Be An Empath If…

1. You look at someone and “just know” their emotional state.
2. You can feel the energy coming at you (or being drained) from another person, especially from the eyes.
3. You have a blocked feeling in your chest [or core], as if someone is tugging on it.
4. Tend to run away from people when stressed, rather than engage.
5. You’ve been called “oversensitive,” especially if you’re male.
6. Always know where danger may lurk. (Curiously, you may have avoided accidents).
7. Are drawn to the tranquility of animals.
8. Are drawn to mountains, nature, the ocean – anywhere outdoors.
9. Can not bear violence in any form.
10. Can easily produce tears, sometimes at will.
11. You can feel the physical aches & pains of others.
12. Feel better after a good, intense cry.
13. See things from the “bigger picture” and from “the larger scheme of things.”
14. Are overwhelmed by large crowds or mobs (e.g. shopping malls).
15. Can sometimes feel affected by the energy of the full moon.
16. Have intense, fantastic, and sometimes lucid, dreams.

If this sounds like you… You’re not alone.

Be sure to check out the TOOLs & TIPs in our Empath Tool Box and leave us your comments & suggestions.

And for more helpful energy tips and techniques to help Empaths & Highly Sensitive People, check out Dr. Michael R. Smith’s The Complete Empath Toolkit: 44 Practical Steps to Master Your Energy and Personal Power.

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