Coffee With a Side of Angel Guidance
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coffee-cup-angelIt was a Monday night around 5:30, and I was standing in the kitchen, setting my mug in the sink when I heard a voice in my head say, That’s six cups of coffee for today. Was it really six? I wondered. I never count.

I understand that voice to be my divine guidance, so when it starts counting for me, I treat that message very differently than the alerts that come from my husband. I only hear nagging out of his mouth when he counts what number cup of coffee I’m drinking today. “You should drink more water,” is one of his favorite reminders. He’s told me on numerous occasions that he drinks one glass of water for every cup of coffee. Stop bugging me, I think at him, though I don’t say it aloud.

Looking back over the past couple of weeks, I can see that conversations about coffee have been frequent. Awareness is creeping around, knocking on my door. Do you see me yet?

It’s the next day, Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and I’m lying face down on the massage table waiting for a new masseuse. Tina comes in and takes her place on the stool. As she begins to rub the back of my neck and head, she also begins to talk. Great, I think to myself. I want to relax. I don’t want to have a conversation.

“The little headaches you’ve been having have to do with dehydration,” she says. “You really need to increase your water intake.”

I never told you that I was having headaches. Again, I don’t reply out loud, but only think this.

Tina is still rubbing my head. Her voice is matter-of-fact. “All the coffee you’re drinking is really dehydrating you,” she says. Then she begins to tell me about the muscles in the back of my neck and head.

My mind drifts…I’m not interested in the details.

She goes on. “These knots that you have in your upper back area,” she says, pushing on the one near my shoulder blade, “these are toxins in your system that can’t be released because of your dehydration.”

What? My mind is back in the present now.

“I hope you realize that the coffee you’re drinking is stealing water from your body,” she continues. “The coffee drains the water out of your body, so it takes it from your muscles and leaves them parched. When they’re dry, they get sore and your body starts to ache.”

She’s right. My body has been aching.

She continues teaching by moving her hands over different parts of my body and explaining how coffee intake and water deficiency were affecting each part of my system. Her course is very detailed, but I’ve stopped wishing for her to be quiet. Now I’m listening intently.

Okay, I know I need to stop with the coffee, I say to myself. I could go back to tea or green tea.

“In case you’re thinking about tea or green tea,” Tina says, “I don’t think either of those are going to be good for you.”

Is she reading my mind? I can’t help but start to chuckle. This is pretty amusing. If I think she should stop talking, I wonder, would she stop?

She’s still lecturing. “The reason you’re drinking coffee is because you’re tired, but the reason you’re tired is because you’re dehydrated from too much coffee. You could also use some potassium in your system.” She finishes by telling me to buy electrolyte water at Trader Joe’s and vitamin water with potassium, too.

I’m laughing out loud by now. From the moment she started talking, I knew exactly what was going on. When my angelic guides want me to learn something, they’ll go to any lengths to make sure I hear it. For weeks, they’d been knocking gently on the door of my awareness, but I’d been refusing to listen. The time to get the message is now. They couldn’t wait any longer, so I’d been made a captive audience and given a proper education in the error of my ways.

I speak out loud: “I want you to know that I get your message,” I say. And then I think to myself, I really need the rest of this massage done in quiet.

And it is.

When the angels try this hard to get my attention, I know they know the time to change is now. They can see what’s coming down the pike. In this case, the angels knew how busy my life was about to get. They knew I would need every ounce of energy that was waiting to come to me naturally.

The guidance many of us receive on a daily basis is nothing short of a miracle, but we still have trouble noticing the communication when it comes and we aren’t ready for it. Sometimes we just gloss over the interaction, even when it’s this big.

I wonder if your Angel guides are trying to teach you something about your life right now…

Peace & Love,

Kim

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Have You Been Told You’re Too Sensitive? You Might be an Empath
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What is an Empath?

This word comes from “empathy,” which means vicariously experiencing of the thoughts and feelings of another. Empathy is not to be confused with sympathy. When I’m sympathetic, I feel sorry for you. When I’m empathic, I actually feel your pain.

Are you an Empath?

Have people told you throughout your life that you’re “too sensitive” or said, “You need to develop thicker skin”? When you see stories about others who are suffering, do you feel the energy of it deeply? Have you been called “overly emotional” because you cry easily? Is it hard for you to watch horror movies or the news? Do you feel queasy when people tell you graphic stories with disturbing themes? Are you deeply affected when people around you are upset? Have you unconsciously mirrored another person’s feelings or attitude when you’re in their presence? Have you regularly felt cheated because other people don’t care about you as deeply as you care about them?

An Empath is a very sensitive person who feels everything deeply. Empaths will blend with and absorb the energy of people around us who are suffering. Beware- our ability to feel everything can make it too easy to become codependent because we often don’t know where we end and another person begins. If we find ourselves in unhealthy relationships, for example, the toll those relationships can take on our energy is devastating.

When we don’t understand the gift of empathy,

it can take over our lives.

are-you-an-empathWe turn into huge sponges soaking up the suffering and pain of the world. Most of us are too sensitive to hear stories of abuse or violence without negative reactions. That’s because, in our soul, we can’t understand how anyone could bring that kind of pain to another. When we see movies filled with human suffering or graphic violence, those sights will often stay with us for days, or even weeks, afterward. We absorb those scenes and their energy, and it fills our gut, where it will linger as an unsettled feeling. I remember when I saw Hotel Rwanda. I cried for four days. The images kept rising to my mind. I was, quite honestly, tortured by the images in that movie.

At the core of this sensitivity lies a gift. Empaths have a lot to offer the world. We can deeply affect others through our positivity, compassion, and excellent listening skills. We have a way of naturally validating others and uplifting them. When this gift is used for the highest good of humanity, it can bring depths of connection and fulfillment not only to those around us, but to ourselves. Isn’t that what we long for?

So how do you get there? You have to learn to release the weight of the world from your shoulders and allow others to be responsible for themselves. If you’ve acquired a victim mindset (very likely because the common focus has been suffering), before you can help anyone, you will need to release this weight. We need to become healthy in all of our relationships by learning to connect without merging our energies or absorbing the pain of those around us. We do this by setting boundaries, practicing compassionate distance, and becoming responsible for only ourselves. That is to say; we need to learn to care for ourselves, first and foremost. We need to practice self-love. We also need to avoid negativity by minimizing our time engaged in lower energy activities. For example, I no longer watch the news at all. I stop people who begin to tell me the latest news report of abduction or murder. There is absolutely no reason for me to spend time in that energy. It doesn’t change anything that’s occurred and it doesn’t honor the victim in any way.

It also helps to practice shielding. Empaths are often walking around as wide-open energy. Therefore, when we come across an angry person or very negative situation, we begin to soak up that energy. Instead of being a sponge, when you find yourself talking with toxic people, picture a force field around yourself, bouncing the negativity off so it cannot reach you. You can call this shield the white light of protection or you can visualize it with color and infuse it with angelic assistance. Pink is a wonderfully neutralizing color. Picture purple if you are in very draining situations.

Although my latest book, New From the Inside Out: How to Transform Your Mind and Your Life, was not written specifically for Empaths, it does contain a ton of information that will help them find a more comfortable place in the world.

Peace and love ~

Kim
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Having a strange week? You’re not losing it!
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If you’ve noticed that there was something going on in the world this week, you’re not alone. And you’re not losing it! You’re adjusting.

The week beginning March 22, 2010, has been an unusual week for many of us. This week I’ve received more requests from people seeking comfort than probably any other week that I can remember. “I feel like I’m losing it,” is the quote of the week.

If you are one of the many people having a strange week, you aren’t losing your mind. We are experiencing an energy shift here on earth, and that energy affects us all. The earth is made of energy, and you, too, are made of pure energy. (If this statement seems hard to believe, I invite you to Google Albert Einstein.) When there are changes in the earth’s air, water, or land, we also experience those energetic changes. Similarly, when there are changes in our solar system, that energy affects the earth, which also affects us. It’s all one big energy exchange.

This week there has been quite a shift. Initially, I felt it like a lightning bolt to my system. But then I began to have many other symptoms, too.

I’ve been intensely emotional, felt like a total airhead, and felt uncomfortable in my skin. Despite employing many spiritual tools, I had the overwhelming feeling that there was something I’m supposed to do, but I can’t figure out what that is. My sleep pattern is off, my dreams have been wild and vivid, and I’ve felt overwhelmed in general but with no real reason I can see. We won’t even go into my body that feels like it’s vibrating…

Each of us will integrate this energy shift in our own unique way. While I’ve felt a little loopy, others may feel a surge of excitement. You may feel slightly off, too, or even irritable. My message is this: It’s going to be okay.

What is this shift about? It’s here to assist you with releasing energy that you may be holding that’s not for your highest good, such as old pain, conditioning, and resentments. Much is happening in the dream state, so it’s no wonder that when you’re awake you might feel a little out of sorts. It takes a lot to process that type of stuff, even when you’re being assisted!

As we all acclimate to this shift and purge the old energy, I hope you will participate in a high level of self-love and self-care. Think of this process as undergoing emotional surgery. If you’re tired, please rest. If you feel weird, that’s okay. It will soon pass. If your partner is snippy, consider giving him or her a pass this time. We’re all adjusting together. Meditation and prayer work like medicine. But the best medicine of all is to help another person. When I help someone else, I don’t have time to think about myself!

Peace & Love,

Kim
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When the Miracle arrives
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It started in June, 2009, right after my first book, Living in the Rear View Mirror, was published. As I sat in my reading chair to do my meditation, I heard a whisper. March. This was an answer to a question that I asked while meditating.—When are things going to change?

For the most part, I couldn’t see how things might change, but I chose to have faith they would. Whenever I formed a mental picture of what change or improvement in my life would look like, I’d come up with visions like I’m going to start a new job…. A publishing contract is going to materialize…. I’m going to win the HGTV Dream home…. (Why not me?) But these visions were limited to what I could think of. Ultimately, I let go of them because I know that my Creator is unlimited and I trust that his vision is better than mine.

I forged ahead. I finished my second book and managed to get it published. I joined Toastmasters, even though I didn’t really want to, and did radio interviews to promote my books. Doing all this was challenging for me because these things pushed me out of my comfort zone. Then I was told that I need to ask other people for help promoting my books and business. Who, me? That wasn’t easy either.

Each time I felt the guidance to do something, I did it, regardless of my feelings about the suggestions. With years of practice behind me in following the guidance I receive, I understand how this works. Everything is foundational. Every step is a building block for what’s to come. No experience is a waste.

A couple months ago, out of the blue, I received a call from a temp agency in the mortgage business. “Would you send us an updated resume?” the woman in the voice mail asked. I wrote her message down and set it aside for later. Uggh, I thought to myself. I’m so done with that business… Although, I sure could use the money…. The note disappeared under a pile on my desk and I forgot it.

A few days later, the angels came knocking on the door of my mind. Send your resume. A little tingle went through me. It’s here, I said to myself. My miracle is here. It’s early February, so this job must be the door that leads me to the big bang in March! As soon as I emailed my resume, the temp agency called and offered me an interview for a part-time job. That was perfect. I’d still have time to work in my spiritual practice and continue my book promotion. I went to the interview, was hired the same day, and the manager told me that I could choose which three days of the week that I’d like to work. Looking at my personal calendar, I found that every upcoming radio interview I had scheduled was on a Tuesday or Thursday. I could easily work Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The office was right by my house and across the street from the post office. Perfect.

Entering the office the first day, I found the only other worker bee was a girl who had been a coworker of mine twenty years ago. My first day jitters melted away. Now that’s what I call divine arrangement. This job was certainly meant to be!

But, I soon found myself watching a dysfunctional show unfolding before me. The angels gave me a vision. I saw myself at the front desk with a force field extending out from me and protecting me. The other three workers were outside of my bubble. I took great relief in that vision, as I was highly concerned about what was going on around me. With a career in the mortgage world, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen tantrums and heard every cuss word known to mankind thousands of times over, but I’d never seen anything like what I was seeing now.

In the past, I had become immersed in the drama and gossip and been swallowed whole by the tension. This time, things were different. It remained a show. I could see how the players had their own unique perceptions that blocked themselves from being able to consider a different way of behaving. I could see the insanity of doing the same thing over and over but hoping with all your heart for the result to be different. I could see it all and feel no judgment for it. I’ve been there and done that.

Soon a feeling began to build inside me: I can’t stay here. I had to ask, What do you mean I can’t stay? It started out perfectly, so how could divine arrangement end so abruptly? This question was not answered, and so the feeling grew over the next couple weeks. It refused to be ignored. I began to get headaches on the days I was scheduled to go into the office. Okay, okay, I told my body. We’ve been down this road before and I know where it leads. I’m done.

It was a Sunday when I made my decision. I would go in on Monday, but I’d also let the temp agency know that I would only finish out the week. Immediately following the finality of that decision, I got into the shower. A flood of excitement took me over. I felt energy like I had not felt in at least a couple years coursing through me. Then the words started to flow into my mind. You are ready! the angels said. I’m ready?

You are to contact the Learning Exchange, I was told, because you will be teaching a class there on your new book. You will be doing two workshops coming up. You are to contact the Healing Arts Festival and sign up to give readings at the next event. Separate your personal Facebook page from the work you do and open up a Facebook Fan page. The time has come.


I stepped out of the shower. That day was February 28, the last day before March. My miracle was here right on time.

In that moment I knew that I could let go of wondering how my bills would be paid. I could focus on the work I love. An overwhelming feeling of it’s going to be okay now filled me.

When the temp agency contacted my employer, I was told not to come back. The next day, my first day back at home, I sat at my desk and began to follow the divine instructions that I had been given on Sunday. I felt joy, the kind that you can barely contain. One by one, things began to come together. I was shown a mental blueprint for what I was to do and how the different suggestions interlaced with each other. I was shown the ripple effect.

Each day that followed I felt much of the same joy. In my past I’d had a few of these periods filled with blissful moments when I felt completely aligned with my purpose. Now, in retrospect I began to ask questions about the things I’d been guided to do or give up. The Toastmasters group made complete sense now. Apparently, I’d had just enough of their influence to be able to stand in front of strangers and talk to them. Sure, I’d still be nervous, but I was going to have support.

Next the answer to “why?” arrived. This has always been my favorite question for God and the angels. Why do certain things happen? Why did I go to that job? A slide show opened up for me in my own mind. When I started the temp job, I’d begun getting up slightly earlier than I had to so I could walk through the neighborhood. The walks were a form of meditation for me. After my walk, I’d come in and eat a healthy breakfast. I’d become very focused on the type of food that I was eating. I’d changed my diet overnight on the day I began my job, almost as if I’d intuitively known that I would need healthy food to sustain me in that environment. While at work I’d been sure to nibble something every few hours.

Since I’d left the temp job, I’d kept the same routine, getting up at the same time, going walking, and eating healthier food. I’d been eating my second meal at a normal lunchtime. I’d had just enough time with my new habits for them become my new lifestyle. My intuitive gifts had reached a new level of accuracy. I was feeling amazingly connected and full of God’s light.

It was then that I realized that I had been in my own way the whole time. I’d received guidance about food and exercise many, many months ago but I hadn’t made any changes. Thinking back to June, 2009, I realized that if I had asked the right question then, it would have been … When will I change my life?

Peace & Love~

Kim
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