Visualization Meditation for Healing and Protection

I was guided to create this visualization to assist in clearing negativity, hate, anger, intolerance that has been lurking around on earth.
If this is not your cup of tea, don’t listen to it, this might not be for you.
Before going to sleep I asked to be shown how this healing might happen and I was awoken in the middle of the night with these images in my mind. I hope you enjoy it and works for you. If you need additional assistance, contact me. info@nancydeandrade.com

havenofear

Perfection is a lie.

Even when trying to write this I’m aware of my fear of misspellings and imperfections (thank goodness for auto-correct).

Perfection is an illusion.

Something we all strive for but nobody gets.

Read the full article here

 

January 18 – Winnie-The-Pooh Day

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood where Christopher Robin plays,
you’ll find the enchanted neighborhood of Christopher’s childhood days.

I cannot help remember with fondness the endless times my daughter and I watched Winnie The Pooh when she was little. I felt inspired to write this article one afternoon and I was going to write about all of the shadow aspects of each character but, realizing that very soon was going to be Winnie The Pooh Day, I decide to focus on what I can learn about each character instead.

Here it is. I hope it inspires you.

Winnie The PoohPooh – Stay in the present moment, be kind, look at the bright side of every situation, accept
yourself, enjoy the sweet things in life, be honest.

Tigger

Tigger – Be proud of your talents and uniqueness, be excited about life, bounce off challenges, laugh at yourself, be ok with making mistakes.

Piglet – Ask for help and support, honor your feelings, be polite, acknowledge your limitations but don’t give up, take care of your home.Piglet and Rabbit

Rabbit – Grow and harvest what you eat, be a leader, share, work hard, keep your space free of clutter, enjoy time alone, have values, surrender.

EeyoreEeyore – Even when you don’t feel the happiest, stay connected to your friends, forgive, release expectations, there is wisdom in facing your sadness.

Roo – See the world through the eyes of innocence and wonder, have fun, be respectful to your family and elders, love, enjoy life.Kanga and Roo

Kanga – Be kind, be flexible, have compassion, nurture yourself, be of service.

OwlOwl – Educate yourself, share stories with others, recall the things that make you happy and proud, look at things from a different perspective, be polite.

Christopher Robin – Build a community of support, be of service, celebrate, stay connected with nature, play, use your imagination, have fun.Christopher Robin

 

 

 

Disney story based on A. A. Milne’s original books

Winter Solstice Vision Board and Weekly Meditations

The weekend before the solstice, (Dec 19 in Spanish and Dec 20th in English) I’ll be facilitating a workshop, Creating an Energized Vision Board. In addition, weekly meditations will start every Monday at 6:30pm in my office in La Jolla. Limited seating.

weavesilkWinter’s Solstice is a time for celebration of the light. It is the darkest time of the year and marks the rebirth of the light, a great opportunity for renewal and manifestation.

In this workshop we’ll focus on enhancing the energetic flow of words, images, and symbols to match our highest vibration. We’ll meditate and tune in to Divine Guidance to assist in creating a board that reflects our inner light and wisdom and we’ll connect with our soul’s guidance to show us what it is in our highest interest to create for ourselves and for humanity.

Limited spaces available since this will be an intensely focused experience. Address will be sent upon confirmation of your participation. Location is Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

info@NancyDeAndrade.com

Keep the light inside shining on dark winter days

Time to hibernate, renew and recharge. As the days get darker earlier, it is important that we keep our inner light lit and that we move into contemplation and introspection. It is a great time to review our lives, successes and challenges, conserve our energy and plan for next year’s vision.

Taking it personally

What a lesson I learned! After writing an article about not taking things personally, my Daughter and motherdaughter changed plans on me and I got mad. I tried expressing my feelings of hurt to her but that didn’t go very well. We ended up fighting and me feeling like a hypocrite. What went wrong? Why did I take it personally? What can I learn from this? What can I preach to myself that can help me change this feeling of frustration?

I replayed the conversation over and over in my mind trying to look for clues as to what I should have done differently.

I realized that, first of all, I didn’t feel heard so, I pretended to have a conversation with her (in my mind). I explained to her, with much vulnerability, all of the things I have done and sacrificed for her arrival, not to make her feel guilty but to identify why her actions had affected me so much. I quickly realized that I was acting in a codependent mode and that I needed to release attachment to the way things needed to be.

Ouch! What a lesson! I am so glad I was able to play it out in my mind before I laid on her guilt trips. I will share with her the lessons and growth.

So, of course my article had to include this painful piece and the awareness that came with it.

I chose to believe that every person is innately good (including myself) and I look for that in every interaction and every conversation I have with others. I’m not naive nor a saint. I just make a choice. Daily. It’s not an easy choice because all around us we are bombarded with reasons why we shouldn’t trust people or why the world is evil.

I chose to give the benefit of the doubt because each person, in their own eyes, is right. We just haven’t had the chance to hear each other, or we just simply reject their opinion because it’s different from ours. Values are important, don’t get me wrong; they keep order and respect in a community.

The difference I want to point out here is, we can take things personally or we can try to understand and see if there is common ground. This requires openness of mind. To hear each other’s point of view without judgment or preconceived ideas is a monumental task. Just because something doesn’t match our values or beliefs doesn’t mean it’s wrong, we just have to find what benefits all.

This task requires that we look deep within and take responsibility for our feelings, actions, beliefs, and judgments. It requires that we recognize our part in everything we do, say or create. If we take it personal, we blame and judge, we stop listening and become victims. If we suspend judgment, acknowledge our own process, and attempt to see things from different points of view or perspectives, change and co-creation happens. Freedom happens.

If we wait for others to change so we can feel better, then we are placing control of our life, emotions and outcomes in the hands of somebody or something else and we relinquish responsibility for our own life. Your life is yours. How you choose to experience it is your choice. You can chose to take things personal and feel victimized or you can choose to be the co-creator of your experience and manifest what you desire most.

What would you choose?

I chose love.

 

 

 

 

Comparing Yourself

Comparing Yourself

Tea bag messageThis podcast was created from a place of openness and inspiration. The inspiration came from different sources at different times, so I paid attention and waited for the right moment. I could have said so much more but I wanted to make it to the point.

Let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!

Grounding Yourself

Grounding Yourself -Nancy De Andrade, PhD, OM

Grounding

How to Improve Vibes and Good Feelings

flower, stress free, blonde, peaceWe’ve all been there, stuck in a rut, not knowing how to get out. This article is intended to provide some simple and effective ways to improve your energy and vibration.

My first suggestion is to start a spiritual practice if you don’t have one.  This will give you the support you need in times of doubt and fear. Believing in something bigger than ourselves gives us the hope that we are cared for and that we can trust. The Universe has your back.

Surround yourself with the kind of people who see the glass half full. These people are always looking for the positive side of things and are seldom bothered by anything. Their motto: Everything happens for a reason.

If you are in a room that has a negative vibe, call your angels to protect you, light a candle and say a prayer. These are powerful instruments to help lighten up the energy and reconnect you to your faith. Darkness is just the absence of light.

Smudge with Sage the entire place, including yourself. Smudging is a highly effective Native American tradition to help clear a room from negative energy. Clear your spirits.

Crystals, essential oils, bells and flowers create a beautiful environment that bring joy and light. Plants and water (like in a water fountain) can also help clear the energy in a room. Balance the energy with the elements.

Check your own energy and see where you need to put your attention to. You might require to address areas in your life or psyche that are attracting this kind of vibration. Everything is information if you are willing to listen.

Spend your days in gratitude for what the Universe has provided for you. Nothing is more powerful than appreciation, faith and trust.