3 Simple Tools to Stay Sane This Month with guest blogger, Mom and teacher, Andrea!
Summer is upon us and June is poised to be a month that highlights the following themes in your life:
Authenticity: Where in your life are you feeling called to be MORE YOU?
Authority: Where in your life do you need to harness your personal power and stop being a victim?
Abundance: What is your relationship to money? How about relationships? Where do you need to ditch LACK mentality around these areas and adopt a new philosophy of TRUST and INFINITE SUPPLY?
Today’s Guest Post: 3 Simple Tools to Stay Sane
by Andrea Lavender
Hello everyone! I’m Andrea Lavender and I wanted to share a few tools that I use in my everyday life. For starters, I’m a high school teacher. On a daily basis I communicate with over 100 young teens plus all with very different emotional activity going on inside. Knowing that I’m clairsentient (I feel energies and emotions very easily), I need to protect myself as much as possible so I don’t absorb or mix their stresses with any of mine.
Tool #1: Center and Ground Yourself
Every morning when I get to my classroom, I take a sticky note and draw the 1st reiki symbol in all 4 corners of it plus the middle. I imagine that the paper represents my classroom and its 4 corners. I then envision a golden beam of energy coming from those 4 corners and they meet in the middle of my classroom. Those beams represent grounded, focus, responsibility, and calmness. I notice that when I do that, my students seem to enter in the classroom and get organized more quickly and they seem to stay on task a lot better than when I don’t do this plus it helps me center and ground before taking on a full load of other people’s energy.
Tool #2: Lead with Your Intuition vs. Your Mind
Another tool that I constantly use throughout the day is my intuition. I purposely try not to over think something and just listen to the guiding voices I have around me. It really helps me to notice students who may be having an issue and are quiet about things or who feel that they can’t seek help. I somehow seem to find them at just the right moment. It also helps me diffuse any issues before they start by sampling noticing the energy around us. I feel something intruding, I take a quick second to ask my higher self what could be happening and instantly my attention is lead towards the problem.
Tool #3: Call on the ArchAngels to avoid Energy Drains and Exhaustion
Finally, before even stepping foot into my place of work, I ground the building and then think of AA Michael and Raphael. Michael encloses me in a bubble of purple/blue light so that I can be protected from others emotions and Raphael surrounds me in green light and I ask him to only filter in healing vibrations. When I do this, I usually leave work as energized as I came – when I don’t I feel drained and worn out. It’s simple, it works and I have enough energy to wake up and do it all over again!
Andrea is a high school teacher as well as an Angel Reiki™ II Practitioner and aromatherapist.
Take ACTION: What is 1 thing that helps YOU stay sane in the summertime?
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Have a great week!
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Thank You for the idea. I am going to discipline myself to do this before I go to work; I too work in the schools and often feel exhausted by the mid week.